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ZTE Amigo, Blade hands-on (photos)

Along with the Skate, ZTE showed off two other Android smartphones at MWC 2011. Meet the ZTE Amigo and ZTE Blade.

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ZTE Amigo

ZTE certainly had some of the more entertaining phone names at Mobile World Congress 2011. Here we have the ZTE Amigo.
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Features

The ZTE Amigo is more of a lower-end device, but it does run Android 2.2 and features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
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Keyboard

The keyboard was fairly easy to use. The buttons were a good size and had a fair amount of spacing between them. The keys feel a bit gummy, though, similar to the original Palm Pre.
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Left side

On the left side, there's a volume rocker.
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Top view

The top of the device has a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can rock out to some tunes.
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Camera

Being a lower-end device, the Amigo only has a 3.2-megapixel camera and no front-facing camera for video calls.
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ZTE Blade

We actually saw the ZTE Blade at CES 2011, but the company had it on display again at MWC. Despite being called the Blade, we're not entirely sure why it has San Francisco emblazoned on top of the phone.
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Features

The Blade has a 3.5-inch touch screen, that's pretty sharp and clear. Unfortunately, it only runs Android 2.1, though ZTE has said the smartphone will be upgradeable to Android 2.2.
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Left side

No surprises here. Just a volume rocker on the left side.
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Top view

The power/lock button and 3.5mm headphone jack sit atop the smartphone.
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Camera

The ZTE Blade has a 3.2-megapixel camera but no flash.
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Keyboard

Unlike the ZTE Skate, the Blade's onscreen keyboard was much easier to use.

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