Windows Phone Goes Budget -- ZTE Tania Launching in February

By Gary Cutlack on at

Chinese tech firm ZTE has been making phones for other companies to stick their logos on for years. Now it's branching out into selling ZTE-branded models, with one of the first being the new, affordable, ZTE Tania.

Set to arrive here in early February for a SIM-free price of around £249, the Tania features a large 4.3" capacitve touchscreen running at 800x480 resolution, with a 5megapixel camera around the back and a 1GHz single-core processor plus 4GB of storage space inside -- plus it'll come with Windows Phone Mango as its OS.

ZTE expects it to launch on cheap smartphone contracts well below the £20 mark, although if you'd rather go SIM-free the Tania ought to set you back around £250 when it launches in the UK a few weeks from now. [Techradar]