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We’ve been following the ZTE Skate Android phone from its launch back in February, where the HTC-Desire-HD-on-a-budget turned heads with a potentially low price tag, the latest build of Google’s Android OS, 2.3, and a massive 4.3-inch screen. We’ve now obtained the UK price and estimated launch date – read on to find out when it hits.

According to British etailer Clove, the ZTE Skate will go on sale in the UK on September 19th, and it’s available now for pre-order, priced up at an enticing £250. That’s a solid £100 to £200 cheaper than similar sized rivals such as the HTC Desire HD and Samsung Galaxy S2, and it’s likely to be even cheaper on Orange, where it will be subsidised on Pay As You Go for a still to be confirmed price.

ZTE declined to confirm whether the price was accurate, but a spokesperson for Clove told Electricpig that this date is correct – stay tuned for a full review of the ZTE Skate as and when.

  • ME

    Hi, The ZTC-Skate will be called the “Monte Carlo” in the UK and will be Orange Branded :(
    The Orange website states that the “Monte Carlo” has:-

    The Orange App Store and Supports Orange Maps.

    Does this meen yet another Android phone that’s useless for Google Maps, Earth & Sky Map etc. ?

    Does this meen it cant be used with the “Official” Android Marketplace ?

    And no mention if it will have “Full” Flash Compatibility ( On paper it could cope, but in practice, who knows ),.

    Hope it’s not going to be the same in these repects like the San Francisco was.

    As for Price, I’ve seen everything from £139 + £10 Top-up to £190 + £10 Top-up, so who knows !

    Just Wish Orange would give full detailed spec for the’re phones !
    it would save all the BS and rumours and false claims by so say people in the know.

    Well that’s the rant over… but something to think about !

    • Anonymous

      I agree that Orange Maps is rubbish, but to be clear, it doesn’t replace crucial Google features. Worst case scenario, you delete the shortcut and you never need use it again.

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