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Wednesday 28 May, 2008

ZTC Telecoms plc

New Handsets Launched

RNS Number : 3626V
ZTC Telecommunications plc
28 May 2008
 



Embargoed until 7am    28 May 2008


ZTC TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC

('ZTC' or 'the Company')


NEW MOBILE HANDSETS LAUNCHED


  • Four new handsets launched in March and April 2008 for the fast growing Chinese domestic market

  • Launch of ZTC's first dual SIM card technology with new dual standby functionality on ZT1698 handset

  • Launch of Analogue TV and DSM game player which supports Nintendo Entertainment System products for the ZT2188 handset

ZTC Telecommunications Plc (LSE AIMZTC.L), a fast growing China based domestic designer, assembler and marketer of mobile phone handsets, today announces the introduction of four new models launched in March and April, the ZT1698,ZT2188, ZT98 and ZT519 handsets.

ZTC CEO Charles Huang commented, 'We are pleased to announce the launch of four new handsets in March and April across the ZTC range. The ZT1698 and ZT2188 handsets incorporate dual SIM card technology with new dual standby functionality, Analogue TV and DSM gaming. These three functions have attracted significant interest as some of these functions are relatively new to the Chinese market. For the lower end of the market we have launched the ZT98 & ZT519 handsets which offer increased function and practicality at a competitive price.' 

Details of each phone are provided below.


For further information please contact:


ZTC
 
Mark Syropoulo, Finance Director
+86 21 6867 0012
Frank Lewis, Chairman
+44 20 7429 6666
 
 
Blue Oar Securities
+44 20 7448 4400
Romil Patel or Shane Gallwey
 
 
 
Conduit PR
+44 20 7429 6603
Jos Simson, Charlie Geller or Sarah Alexander
 



Handset details:


The ZT1698 and ZT2188 offer new sophisticated mobile phone technologies aimed at the higher end market, while the ZT98 and ZT519 models offer easy to use functions, aimed at the lower income and less developed markets in China.

The ZT1698 is the first ZTC handset to incorporate the dual SIM card technology combined with the dual standby function designed to reduce roaming call charges. This improved functionality enables the user to change between SIM cards without having to reboot the handset

The ZT2188 is the first ZTC handset to offer analogue TV, with its large 2.8 inch LCD screen. The ZT2188 handset also has a built in DSM game player which supports Nintendo Entertainment System gaming products. 

The ZT98 and ZT519 handsets are primarily aimed at the lower income and less developed markets in China. They are competitively priced and offer the user reliable user-friendly technology.

Key handset features:

ZT1698 handset:

  • Dual SIM card technology with new dual standby functionality

  • FM radio 

  • Bluetooth and camera

  • Long standby time without recharge

  • MP3, short film player & video & audio recorder 

  • GPRS,WAP and STK technology to extend the functionalities

  • Large colour 2.2 inch LCD screen with touch display

ZT2188 handset:

  • Analogue TV technology

  • DSM Game - built in game player which supports Nintendo Entertainment System gaming

  • Dual SIM card technology with new dual standby functionality

  • FM Radio with speakers

  • Bluetooth and camera

  • MP3, short film player & video & audio recorder 

  • GPRS,WAP and STK technology to extend the functionalities

  • Large colour 2.8 inch LCD screen with touch display

ZT98 & ZT519 handsets:

  • Competitively priced 

  • High functionality with block style design

  • SMS and MMS enabled

  • MP3, Camera, short film player, video & audio recorder 

  • T Flash Card memory with U-disk

  • GPRS,WAP and STK technology to extend the functionalities

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About ZTC Telecommunications Plc: 

ZTC Telecommunications plc is a public company listed on AIM, part of the London Stock Exchange (trading symbol: 'ZTC'). Incorporated in the UK since 2000 (Registered, England No 3928553). The Company acquired China based Shenzhen Zhong Tian Equipments Co Ltd, a designer, assembler and marketer of mobile phone handsets under 'ZTC' brand, on 21st March 2007, at which time it was admitted to AIM. ZTC's handsets are primarily aimed at the estimated 800 million Chinese who reside in the lesser developed north, central and western regions of PRC. This focus is achieved through ZTC's strategy of producing handsets that are 'Fashionable, Economical and Practical.'

This information is provided by RNS
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