ZTE Corporation, China's largest listed telecommunications manufacturer, will unveil two of its leading 3G handsets at next month's 3GSM World Congress in Cannes.
Visitors to the ZTE stand (H1&H2, Hall3) will be the first in the world to see the Corporation's F868 and F858 handsets and the first in Europe to see the F808, the world's smallest 3G handset. Also on its world debut will be ZTE's MF 320 data card.
"We started research and development on handsets as early as 1998 and are now able to offer a total wireless solution incorporating all three standards of handsets: GSM, CDMA and PHS. ZTE will continue to develop cutting-edge technology and plans to launch handsets that can support A-GPS, Bluetooth and HSDPA in the near future."
Weighing only 104grams, the F808 measures 88.5mm x 44.6mm x 22.5mm and features voice, multimedia messaging and a built-in rotatable 300,000 pixel camera. It can also provide video phone capability, multimedia play and high speed data download.
The F868 and the F858 both support versatile 3G services such as video, streaming media, MP3, MPEG4 and WAP browsing. The F868 is designed primarily for business users and features a 1.3 million pixel camera and a large LCD screen; the F858 is more cost-effective and features a single LCD screen and a 300k pixel camera. ZTE's MF 320 data card is designed specifically for business consumers who need to be able to work on the move. The card enables users to switch between UMTS and GPRS networks and supports Internet browsing, voice and SMS communication at the same time.
ZTE continues to succeed in the mobile technology market: the Corporation's handset sales grew from 4.6 million in 2003 to more than 12 million last year. ZTE also previously achieved the first detachable CDMA handset in the world and the first Chinese dual-band GSM handset in China.