Here in Portugal, Optimus operator is already accepting pre-orders from customers!!
And Phone house have listed it on their site with a price of 199€! ;)
I was just about to get other phone when i spoted that in orange. Had Blade before and it was good. didn't like small screen and high res which made evrything look so small. I think I will wait for SK8 now when it get released elsewhere. Don't like orange puts lots of rubbish into their phones. Apparently SK8 should support adobe flash! YEY!
This is out now in the UK, for a £149.99 + £10 top up from Orange, they sell it as the Orange Monte Carlo. I might get it as I can sell my Blade for £130.
Although come on GSMArena, now its out you should be able to tell us what processor this has, is it still ARM v6? Also is there GPU like Adreno 200 or maybe 205?
Its released in uk at orange, here: http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/orange-monte-carlo
Libra is same as blade but the differences are in 2G snf 3G networks but updateing your blade gen 1 to generation 2 zou could have everzthing libra has , so libra is blade for othere networks, same as U900 which is for asian market. Skete is successor of Blade.
zte libra is the successor of zte blade. (check specs)
skate is a step up
I've got blade and that is the best phone ever. My version is rooted and soon will bee gingerbread, but yesterday i saw this one Skate/MonteCarlo and i want this. Only just over 100 quid thats amazing.
the monte carlo arrived today and it is amazing !! for £140 this phone will sell awsome ammounts as pay as you go there is nothing really like it.
If it is as good as the blade, can't wait. Orange UK have it shown as available soon. I honestly still believe that the blade was better than HTC Desire when launched (Blade has better audio as speaker on side of phone and you can hear it!), so will this be more like an HTC desire HD, but budget version? Love ZTE phones, very good value and actually better than some much more expensive versions. China has another winner here I feel.
Announced that the orange branded version will be £139.99 plus £10 top up from Orange stores
so cool,looks like Blade biger brother :)the specs+android 2.3 for that price is like blw jb for free!! :D will definetely forget htc or samsung alternatives ! good work ZTE :)
ashh, 27 Jul 2011skate is not blade successor skate is 250 euro vs blade 100 euro zte libra is the oneUmm no it's not it's gonna be £139 +£10 topup...
skate is not blade successor
skate is 250 euro vs blade 100 euro
zte libra is the one
Ditzydom, 14 Jul 2011last night on the 13th of july they confirmed that the skate will be getting a CPU boost to 1GHzCould you please post a link or someway to confirm this?
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2011This says 800MHz but I think theres a 1GHz version too? Can anyone confirm?last night on the 13th of july they confirmed that the skate will be getting a CPU boost to 1GHz
get a zte blade or this own, and save megabucks!
ZTE wait for the skate to be realease because they want get rid of their blade stock first .probably they have millions of ZTE blades to sell or still in production order.summer vacations may affect buy tedency as well.
I think people need to cut some slack for the Skate. I'm still using my Motorola DEXT, or CLIQ for others. I will say, ZTE are hopeless with their release dates, but I think this phone has potential. Bear in mind, my DEXT has a 528Mhz CPU, a really old chipset and GPU, a 3.1 inch 320x480 px display... This will be somewhat of an upgrade for me. I don't go for the uber expensive androids, I'd much rather have a budget one. This looks nice enough. I mean it has an 800Mhz compared to my measly 528, and the San Frans 600 I don't think was enough of a jump which is why I didn't get that. The issues with the dext are clear, its slow, very outdated, got a small screen, and had ( I have re-rommed) a horrible overlay to android. I think this phone is great for about 200 euros, about 160 pounds, and considering I paid £130 for this DEXT, it will be a great improvement. Plus the RAM is at the average 512, would have been nicer to have a tad more, but hey! I shall be getting this when it comes. I really do want a bigger screen, a faster phone, android 2.3 and a more show-offable handset. The DEXT is an embarrasment to use in public. It's a brick. And you can't play angry birds at all. Honestly, it must do about 0.5 fps on the dext. Yet I have seen a demo video, where someone shows the phone has the capability to play angry birds well and properly. Give it a break people, but ZTE, get a move on, this here DEXT needs a damn upgrade fast. And I'm well behind on 2.1! All the froyoliciousness I am missing out on! And the gingerbreadoliciousness! I thing, for the money, it looks good, has good specs and does everything I would want it to do. I really believe you should all appreciate your current phones. And I really think that it won't become instantly obsolete, look at the wildfire, still going strong with mediocre speca
This says 800MHz but I think theres a 1GHz version too? Can anyone confirm?
And how about Skate vs Huawei X6? If you compaire them you will notice that Skate has delayed more than it should.. Hopefully X6 won´t be expensive, making it n1 choice..