MWC 2011: ZTE Skate- Runs Gingerbread

Another interesting new smartphone has rolled out of the Mobile World Congress today and its name is the ZTE Skate.

The phone is made by Chinese manufacturer ZTE and is the follow up to the ZTE Blade, which is known as the Orange San Francisco in the UK, according to reports from Cnet. ZTE are following their trend of selling affordable but still powerful Android smartphones, and the Skate is no exception. ZTE is one of the less known mobile companies in the UK; however according to Tech Radar they still managed to sell over 1 million handsets to us in 2010.

The Skate comes sporting a 4.3 inch touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, 800MHz processor and the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit. Other features include Wi-Fi, a built in compass, GPS and HSDPA/UMTS data for when you are on the go. The Skate comes pre-loaded with Android’s 2.3 OS Gingerbread.

The slick smartphone is rumoured to be named for its design likeness to a skateboard, being light and thin. The Skate weights just 120g and is set for a release in May, with no official pricing or network news out as of yet. It is possible that when the handset comes to the UK it will be renamed, like with the ZTE Blade being called the Orange San Francisco. Leave us your thoughts on the Skate and how it compares to the other mobiles you have seen at MWC so far.