Does anyone even realize that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? Probably not, because we’re all set on Black Friday. Around the world, stores will be stormed with customers eager to get their hands on the hottest deals of the year. So many are preparing for the massive foot traffic by launching their Black Friday deals early. MetroPCS, the prepaid carrier owned and operated by T-Mobile, has launched its familiar buy-one-get-one promotion eight days ahead of the (unofficial) holiday being honored.
Another company apparently sees value in creating a phone specifically for people that love to take selfies. ZTE’s new Blade S7 has a 13MP front-facing camera so that every selfie you take is just as clear as a picture from the rear camera.
The Blade S7 has ZTE joining companies like Sony and HTC with devices centered on the selfie.
Through January 7, Cricket Wireless customers can purchase select phones for a reduced price. The carrier announced today that phones from Samsung, LG, ZTE, LG, and Motorola are part of its holidays deals kickoff.
Every deal can be grabbed both online and at Cricket Wireless stores.
When you think of an Android flagship, chances are ZTE isn’t at the top of your list. The company hasn’t exactly pioneered great smartphones, and if they have, its only been in Asia-Pacific, with other regions being dominated by bigger names like Samsung, LG, HTC, and even Apple. ZTE is looking to change that in its effort to become the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, and they might just be onto something with the ZTE Axon Pro.
The Axon Pro is ZTE’s best smartphone yet with its hefty and elegant design, audio experience, and beautiful 5.5-inch display. As far as specifications go, the Axon Pro contends with much of what Samsung and LG put out this year, effectively adding to the already competitive smartphone market.
Does the Axon Pro have what it takes to dethrone kings like the Galaxy S6, LG G4, and maybe even the beloved Nexus series?
Verizon and the NBA announced they have entered into a new, multiyear content and marketing partnership that will make Verizon the Official Wireless Service Provider for the NBA and several of their related properties. With this move, Verizon moves into the spot previously held by Sprint. Verizon plans to use the partnership to help promote various “features” offered by the carrier, including the newly launched go90 platform. Read more
Hong Kong based REX Global has taken a 64.9% stake in Yota Device’s, the company behind the unique YotaPhone smartphones that include a second, E-Ink powered screen on the back side of the devices. According to the terms of the deal that have been revealed, REX Global is investing $100 million in Yota with at least $50 million of that being made available to Yota to provide an immediate cash infusion. Read more
The rise of China as a major market for smartphone manufacturers is well-known and is helping lead to a shift to Chinese manufacturers rising to the top of the hill when it comes to market share on a global basis. Despite the huge market opportunity in China, manufacturers still want to expand into other global markets, including mature markets like the U.S. or several European markets like the U.K. Chinese manufacturer ZTE will get a boost in their efforts based on a move by Chinese president Xi Jinping who is planning to promote Chines products during visits with British officials by gifting them with ZTE Axon smartphones. Read more
As the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S., ZTE believes that everyone should be able to afford advanced smartphones, and as a result introduced today a new lease-to-own payment plan for customers wanting to pay for their phone or other mobile devices over time. Read more
The ZTE 3C is an interesting handset. It’s most certainly not a powerhouse, but it’s aimed at getting your most basic tasks done on the cheap.
ZTE has made it clear that they want to be the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, and so far its working towards that goal extremely well with phenomenal devices like the ZTE Axon. Now, the Chinese-based manufacturer is adding a couple more devices to its Axon lineup.