ZTE Score vulnerable to hardwired backdoor exploit
ZTE acknowledged today that its Score handset has a security flaw: a hardwired password that allows anyone with knowledge of it to access any handset. As Reuters reports, the company is currently working to patch the phone's vulnerability. Some contend that the security flaw extends to other ZTE models, including the Skate.
ZTE sees US just as important as China in 2012
ZTE plans to double its smartphone numbers this year as it expands out of China, cellphone strategy head Lv Qianhao said in an interview Tuesday. Its motherland and the US would be the "key engines" for growth in 2012 as it focused on higher-end devices, he explained to Reuters. Best known for its budget Android phones, it was leaning towards the high end and just recently unveiled the Tania, its first Windows Phone.
ZTE launches Android 2.3 Skate with 4.3" display
The ZTE Skate has started shipping world-wide. The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone, first unveiled at the World Mobile Congress in February, is said to be designed after the style of a skateboard. Although shipping with a Snapdragon processor, it is not one of the more recent processors, and will see the device slot into the mid-range of Android devices in both performance and price.
ZTE Skate flagship introduced at MWC, due in May
China's ZTE took the opportunity at MWC to show off a new flagship, the Skate. The skateboard-inspired device will run on Android 2.3 and sport a 4.3-inch touchscreen. It houses an 800MHz CPU tied to an Adreno 200 GPU.