Chinese manufacturer ZTE is making further headway in the U.S. market with two new simple phones, the ZTE C78 and the ZTE C79. The ZTE C88 for MetroPCS was its first ever handset offered in North America, and these two handsets are part upgrade, part downgrade. They're both among the first in the country to operate via AWS frequency bands, which theoretically let users have access to data and multimedia applications if the carriers allow. The C79 is the more advanced model; it's a flip phone with a MP3 player, a 1.3-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. The C78 is a more affordable one; it's a candy-bar handset with only a VGA camera and Bluetooth. As yet, there's no news of pricing and availability.
Discuss: ZTE announces the C78 and C79
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Show CommentsHide Comments
Apple's all about the MacBook on October 27
CNET's Shara Tibken gives us the inside scoop on what to expect from the new MacBook ahead of the October 27 event, and what Apple's quarterly earnings report may say about iPhone sales.
by Lexy Savvides
SpaceX develops huge fuel tank for Mars, Galaxy S8 release faces questions
Today's big tech news includes SpaceX testing a massive fuel tank for Mars colonization, the strain on the Samsung Galaxy S8 due to the Note 7 battery crisis, and Panasonic's kitchen of the future.