ZTE is taking the UK mobile market head on, with news that they will be shipping eight handsets before the end of the year. The Chinese manufacturer who is more recognised in this country as a supplier of dongles than handsets hopes to sell in excess of 1.5 million units in the UK before the end of the 2010, cementing themselves as a recognised mobile brand. Two of the eight proposed handsets will be Google Android devices, the first of which is called the Racer. Running on Android 1.6, the Racer will arrive sometime in the coming months and having just seen a dummy version, it's a dinky little device with a 2.8-inch QVGA touch-screen.
Although ZTE has a strong background in mobile phones, in the UK especially they have predominantly designed and manufactured phones for other brands. A good example of this is 3's Skypephone that was actually, you've guessed it, made by ZTE.
We'll of course bring you more info about the ZTE Racer along with some higher quality pics, but in the meantime these hot of the press photos should give you a little taster.