Customised ZTE touchscreen handset launched on T-Mobile

ZTE Corporation, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has today revealed the T-Mobile Vairy Touch II, a light and stylish touch-screen mobile phone.

The Vairy Touch II will be available to T-Mobile UK pay as you go users from March.

The launch of T-Mobile Vairy Touch II follows the success of the T-Mobile Vairy Touch, which has been sold to over 120,000 subscribers since its launch in March 2009. The new version boasts a slick and slim design with a 2.8” PDA-style touch screen. The tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset includes a 2.0 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, and games.

“While the media hype has predominantly focused on handsets at the premium end of the portfolio, all our customers expect a compelling user experience. The great success of the Vairy Touch opened up access to a superior touch-screen user experience at an affordable price point. The Vairy Touch II reinforces our commitment to delivering the best quality handsets to our pay as you go customers,” said Nicola Shenton, head of handset and device marketing at T-Mobile UK.

“Leading mobile operators such as T-Mobile require tailored handsets that offer subscribers an enhanced user experience. The T-Mobile Vairy Touch II showcases a larger, easy to use touch-screen, more internal memory and a slimmer, lighter design than its predecessor”, said Mr. Wu Sa, Director of Mobile Device Operations, ZTE (UK) Ltd.

The Vairy Touch II is available in T-Mobile shops for £59.99 on pay as you go.

ZTE is the world’s 6th largest mobile phone manufacturer and the world’s second largest supplier of data cards, according to shipment volumes. By the end of 2009, ZTE had cooperated with eight of the world’s top 10 operators in the handsets space. In the UK ZTE is a supplier to all Tier 1 UK carriers.