zebarnabe, 01 Jul 2011I don't know if the specs are correct, but looks at what is available today, this will be obso... moreHuawei IDEOS X5: Thanks for the information! I read the specs of the Huawei IDEOS X5, it is indeed an excellent bargain! According to some user comments in another forum even its camera shoots good photos, and the overall size of the phone is nice and small enough for an average pocket, unlike that Skate here.
I don't know if the specs are correct, but looks at what is available today, this will be obsolete when it is released...
Huawei IDEOS X5, in my opinion, is the best bang for the buck at the moment.
Motorola Defy is also a good proposition for something more tough than the average phone.
Now if a ZTE employee, or an Orange UK employee reads this, please tell me when this device is coming to Orange Kenya! Thank you all
ORANGE MONTE CARLO = ZTE SKATE
stsfin, 28 Jun 2011I've used the phone at the MWC2011 in barcelona, it was fast and well build. Yeah right, it is so fast and well built that they still could not release it until now. Anyway, did not bother waiting any longer and bought the Samsung Galaxy S instead, especially since the price dropped so much since the new S2 came out.
I've used the phone at the MWC2011 in barcelona, it was fast and well build.
NeverEver, 22 Jun 2011Guys look here http://asia.cnet.com/crave/new-zte-skate-43-offers-a-huge-screen-62209388.htm ,... moreIKR I've been waiting since Feb and now they're saying its gonna be releasing in September it's terrible how unprofessional these guys are.
Guys look here http://asia.cnet.com/crave/new-zte-skate-43-offers-a-huge-screen-62209388.htm , my opinion is that they not gonna release this phone, never, buy yourself another phone, i'm waiting since i heard about it in march but nothing happened , no phone
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2011800MHZ Procceser is far to slow its hardley an improvement over the zte blade/sanfrancisco.It ... moreyou are right, this product is too wide to handle, and use the MSM7227T ,the performence is not enough for this big display.
To Anonymous did you have this device in your hand , you couldn't have this device in your hand and say it is all plastic because in videos is pre-reales unit which are basicly prototype of device which is going to be soled on the market. CPU is 800 Mhz now we don't know is it going to be arm 11 or arm a8 because pre-realesed unit and unit that will be soled on market is huge difference.
800MHZ Procceser is far to slow its hardley an improvement over the zte blade/sanfrancisco.It also doesnt support flash ether the big screen maybe a bonus but ive heard the software is laggy.It cannot handle android 2.3 and it looks plastic the buttons at the bottom are lose i doubt it will out sell the blade/sanfrancisco such a good android for 100pounds.I dont know why zte didnt improve on the blade with a blade/sanfrancisco 2 they could of updated the software and put a faster processer inside the skate is just a waste of time
Decent specs, Take a Desire Z and make the screen bigger and remove HTC Sense and the Keyboard :D
Anonymous, 25 May 2011This is going to have to be very cheap (below 130 British pounds) as it it possible to get a H... moreHTC Wildfire? QVGA display. Processor and GPU are substandard and far obsolete. Almost every spec is out of date. Wildfire is a mass product for mugs, nothing more.
Anonymous, 25 May 2011This is going to have to be very cheap (below 130 British pounds) as it it possible to get a H... moreThe battery will be between average and rather weak, just 1400 mAh.
The price may be between EUR 200 and 300 EUR.
In my opinion even a price of just EUR 200 would not be very competitive anymore.
There are a lot of other "mayor brand" android smart phones for less than EUR 200 by now.
Also: I would not buy the ZTE Skate when it is newly released. Not anymore. All that delay must have a reason. I would wait until I can read a fair amount of user reviews.
This is going to have to be very cheap (below 130 British pounds) as it it possible to get a HTC Wildfire for £130 brand new and although the proccessor is only 600MHz (in the HTC) it is a very reliable brand an a good fashion statment. Just like the Skate it also has a 5MP camera with flash and auto-focus. The only question i have is will the battery in the ZTE Skate hack such a big screen?!?!?
michm:de, 16 May 2011The longer they wait the less desirable this phone becomes to me. One month ago, when I first ... moreyou are right....its taking to long.....they could beat market with zte skate one year age ...six months ...but not now ...when you can buy used android device with 1 ghz cpu cheap on ebay
michm:de, 16 May 2011The longer they wait the less desirable this phone becomes to me. One month ago, when I first ... moreI hear you! Loved it unconditionally when it surfaced, now I'm just suspicious. Think I'll go for HTC Desire S now.