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Customised ZTE touch-screen handset launched on T-Mobile

Vairy Touch II available in the UK in Q1

15 February 2010, Barcelona, Spain – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has today revealed the T-Mobile Vairy Touch II, a light and stylish touch-screen mobile phone.

The Vairy Touch II will be available to T-Mobile UK pay as you go users from March. 

The launch of T-Mobile Vairy Touch II follows the success of the T-Mobile Vairy Touch, which has been sold to over 120,000 subscribers since its launch in March 2009. The new version boasts a slick and slim design with a 2.8” PDA-style touch screen. The tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset includes a 2.0 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, and games.

“While the media hype has predominantly focused on handsets at the premium end of the portfolio, all our customers expect a compelling user experience.  The great success of the Vairy Touch opened up access to a superior touch-screen user experience at an affordable price point. The Vairy Touch II reinforces our commitment to delivering the best quality handsets to our pay as you go customers,” said Nicola Shenton, head of handset and device marketing at T-Mobile UK.

“Leading mobile operators such as T-Mobile require tailored handsets that offer subscribers an enhanced user experience. The T-Mobile Vairy Touch II showcases a larger, easy to use touch-screen, more internal memory and a slimmer, lighter design than its predecessor”, said Mr. Wu Sa, Director of Mobile Device Operations, ZTE (UK) Ltd.

The Vairy Touch II is available in T-Mobile shops for £59.99 on pay as you go. 

ZTE is the world's 6th largest mobile phone manufacturer and the world's second largest supplier of data cards, according to shipment volumes. By the end of 2009, ZTE had cooperated with eight of the world's top 10 operators in the handsets space. In the UK ZTE is a supplier to all Tier 1 UK carriers.

Notes to editors:
Price: £59.99 on T-Mobile pay as you go
Dimensions: 102 x 50 x 12.5 mm
Weight: 83.g (including battery)
Standby time: 300 hrs
Talk time: 290 min

About ZTE
ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. It has the widest and most complete product range in the world – covering virtually every sector of the fixed, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to achieve continued revenue growth and to shape the future of the world’s communications. ZTE commits around 10% of its annual turnover to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. ZTE leads China’s 3G industry with about 30% share of the total 3G equipment market in 2008. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact that strictly adheres to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact in developing and carrying out CSR programs. ZTE is China’s only listed telecoms manufacturer, with shares publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.

Media Contacts:
Margrete Ma
ZTE Corporation 
Tel: +86 755 26775207
Email: ma.gaili@zte.com.cn

Nicola Smart
AxiCom
Tel: +44 7725 761 449
Email: zteuk@axicom.com