ZTE Skate bakes in Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Smartphone-maker ZTE opens Mobile World Congress with news of a large-screen Android 2.3 smartphone.

ZTE Skate
ZTE Skate ZTE

Those of you hungry for Android 2.3 Gingerbread on more than just the Nexus S will soon get a taste with the ZTE Skate.

The Skate--announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today--will have a large, 4.3-inch touch screen (qualifying it as a " jumbo phone ," according to HP). However, its 800MHz processor and 5-megapixel camera make it more midlevel than premium. Also onboard is an Adreno 200 GPU.

ZTE credits the skateboard for its inspiration on its 4.2-ounce 3G candy-bar-style handset.

The Skate is expected to globally launch beginning May 2011.

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