ZTE may not be well-known within the U.S., but the Chinese handset manufacturer is hoping that will change. Its Salute, available on Verizon's network, is ZTE's first cell phone offering in the United States with a tier-one carrier.
The Salute is a good-looking device, with a black-and-silver motif, rounded corners, and a vertical slider that reveals a dialpad. Inside, however, the features are decidedly entry-level. There are the usual tools like a clock and calendar, plus Bluetooth, SMS, and MMS. Verizon also appends its stock voice command app and subscription-based VZ Navigator.