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ZTE C88 Cell Phone Available in MetroPCS Stores

High quality, innovative and affordable handset from ZTE is now available in MetroPCS markets across the country

ZTE USA, Inc. a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced the general availability of its first handset for the U.S. market, the ZTE C88. The C88 delivers a cost effective option for consumers who want a high quality, full featured handset at an affordable price point. The phone is now available for purchase through MetroPCS stores, website and resellers in all markets the carrier serves.

ZTE both designs and manufactures its handsets in-house. This end-to-end approach enables ZTE to offer feature-rich, high quality phones at an attractive price point. Offered as a sleek flip phone, the C88 handset operates at the PCS and Cellular bands (1900 and 850 MHz) and delivers a wide range of enhanced features, including the following:

  • 2 inch color screen
  • Internet (WAP) Browsing
  • Bluetooth headset support
  • Camera
  • Text messaging on a large, easy-to-use keypad
  • MMS/picture messaging
  • 60 MB of internal memory
  • Capability to store 500 contacts
  • Embedded applications – mail @metro, metro411, mobile IM
  • Preloaded (Sodoku) and downloadable games, ringtones and Wallpapers.

“The C88 as our first handset for the U.S. market is a major milestone for ZTE,” said Dr. George Sun, CEO of ZTE USA. “The C88 handset demonstrates our ability to align our products with the U.S. market’s needs. Consumers will find that the C88 offers the perfect mix of affordability, quality, and a broad feature set.”

ZTE offers a full portfolio of end-to-end wireless handset and networking solutions in the U.S. that are designed to offer quality and technology innovation at affordable prices. The company’s handsets have won numerous international design awards. In addition to handsets, ZTE also offers CDMA platforms and a range of WiMax solutions among other telecommunications products. ZTE counts tier one and two U.S. carriers among its customers.

About ZTE USA and ZTE
ZTE USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with offices in Iselin, NJ, Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA. ZTE USA is leveraging ZTE’s proven strength in IP and wireless technologies, strong R&D capability, and strategic industry partnerships to bring innovative wireless and wireline solutions and mobile handsets to the U.S. market.

ZTE delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to customers in more than 120 countries, helping them achieve continued revenue growth and shape the future of the world’s communications. ZTE commits around 10 percent of annual turnover to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. It is the fastest-growing telecoms equipment company in the world and is China’s only listed telecoms manufacturer, with shares publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. ZTE was the only Chinese IT and telecoms manufacturer listed in Business Week’s 2005 Information Technology 100 and was included in its 2006 ranking of China’s Top 20 brands. For more information, please visit

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