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  • U.S. intelligence agencies are still warning against buying Huawei and ZTE phones

    U.S. intelligence agencies are still warning against buying Huawei and ZTE phones

    Things are still looking pretty bleak for Huawei’s plans to conquer the U.S. market. Earlier this week, half a dozen top members of intelligence agencies, including the FBI, CIA and NSA reaffirmed surveillance concerns about the company and fellow Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. All of this is nothing new, of course. The companies’ troubles date back at least as far back as 2012… Read More

  • New bill bans US government agencies using contractors with Huawei or ZTE tech

    New bill bans US government agencies using contractors with Huawei or ZTE tech

    There’s more misery ahead for Huawei, which just saw AT&T pull out of a deal to carry its first smartphone, and fellow Chinese tech firm ZTE. The duo are well known for their growing smartphone businesses worldwide, but it is their more established telecom networking and equipment units that are again under fire in Washington. A new bill introduced to Congress proposes a ban… Read More

  • ZTE’s new foldable smartphone is actually going on sale next month

    ZTE’s new foldable smartphone is actually going on sale next month

    The foldable smartphone has been strange sort of white whale for the mobile industry. You could fill a Raiders of the Lost Ark-sized warehouse will all of the attempts to bring the technology to the market. At the very least, ZTE’s new Axon M has one key advantage over many of its predecessors: it’s actually going on sale. And it’s coming to the US, no less. It’s… Read More

  • When modern day innovators begin to stray Crunch Network

    When modern day innovators begin to stray

    Qualcomm is leveraging this essential patent to distort the market for new smartphones by forcing companies that need to license the technology into paying unfair licensing fees and blocking competitors from any size from getting into the business. Read More

  • ZTE pleads guilty to violating Iran sanctions, agrees to $892 million fine

    ZTE pleads guilty to violating Iran sanctions, agrees to $892 million fine

    Chinese electronics giant ZTE this week pled guilty to violating US-Iran sanctions. The plea marks the end of a five-year joint investigation by the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, among others. As a result, the company has agreed to an $892,360,064 fine, coupled with an additional $300,000,000 it be forced to pay if it violates terms of the… Read More

  • ZTE kills its crowdsourced phone Kickstarter campaign

    ZTE kills its crowdsourced phone Kickstarter campaign

    Project CSX was a nice enough idea: Get the smartphone community engaged and excited and maybe even gather some good, outside-the-box ideas for mobile devices. In a sense, the project was ZTE’s attempt to foster the sort of community excitement we’ve seen around young companies like OnePlus. It started off well enough — but then things sort of fell apart at the seams. Read More

  • ZTE admits it painted itself into a corner with its crowdsourced phone

    ZTE admits it painted itself into a corner with its crowdsourced phone

    Things aren’t looking great for Hawkeye. It was a valiant effort, but the first result of ZTE’s crowdsourcing Project CSX is presently at just around $35,000 into its $500,000 goal after the project launched on January 4, at the height of CES. The company’s admitting it made some key errors along the way, with VP Jeff Yee taking to the company’s forum to apologize… Read More

  • ZTE’s Hawkeye crowdsourced phone gets some actual specs

    ZTE’s Hawkeye crowdsourced phone gets some actual specs

    The truth is, ZTE’s Hawkeye phone was one of countless devices that got lost in the insurmountable signal to noise that was CES. And let’s be honest, of all of the far out pitches the company received in the lead up to its first Project CSX crowdfunding device launch, the winner was really one of the more mundane selections. The eye-tracking, adhesive handset hit Kickstarter on… Read More

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