Entry-Level ZTE Director Launches on U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular will be carrying a new ZTE smartphone, the ZTE Director. The budget handset will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and includes a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage which is expandable via a microSD card. The device also sports a 3 MP camera, a 1500mAh battery and a 3.5-inch HVGA screen. The device is available for only 1 cent with a new two-year contract, or $99.99 sans contract.

The device also has Bluetooth 3.0 and some pre-loaded apps, such as Slacker Radio, Amazon MP3 and the Zappos retail store. The ZTE Director is now available through U.S. Cellular’s website. If you’re looking for an entry-level smartphone at an affordable price, this could be the smartphone for you.

Check out the press release below for more details on the ZTE Director.

U.S. Cellular Introduces the Budget-Friendly ZTE Director™ Smartphone

RICHARDSON, T.X., April 12, 2013 – U.S. Cellular and ZTE have announced the arrival of the user-friendly, and affordable ZTE Director™ smartphone. The small, yet powerful ZTE Director™ runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It provides consumers looking to make the leap from a feature phone to a smartphone with a solid operating system, while giving them style and simplicity at a great value.

The new smartphone meets the needs of today’s on-the-go consumers who want to utilize their smartphones for organizing business schedules and social events, but also require access to a highly organized hub of social networks and popular games. The ZTE Director™ bridges the gap between feature phone and a full functionality smartphone.

“We understand that bringing a stylish, all-purpose smartphone to market at an affordable price point is critical,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTEUSA, and president, North American Region, ZTE. “The new ZTE Director™ smartphone offers access to popular smartphone features, including fast access to websites, popular games and applications, while keeping price-conscious shoppers in mind. It is an ideal choice for those looking to purchase their first smartphone.”

Technical specifications include:

· Android Ice Cream Sandwich with 3.5 inch screen
· 1 GHz processor
· 4GB built-in storage with expandable\ memory card slot
· 3 megapixel camera with Video Camcorder
· Battery: 1500mAh

The ZTE Director™ is available in all U.S. Cellular markets. For additional information on the smartphone, visit www.uscellular.com or www.zteusa.com.

[Via: U.S. Cellular]

  • Roaduardo

    I like this. ZTE testing out the American waters. I’m not sure if this is the first ZTE device sold on us carriers? If it is, it makes sense they would try a budget handset first before trying out one of their flag ship phones.

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