In most AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile stores, it takes a while to find the ZTE phones, buried in the back, past the latest from Apple and Samsung. But they’re there. In AT&T stores it’s the ZTE Maven, which has a screen, speakers, and a processor with capabilities somewhere between the iPhone 5 and 6. As Tony Greco, ZTE’s head of U.S. retail marketing, puts it, "These were state-of-the-art features two years ago." The Maven’s draw, really, is price. Without any subsidies from a wireless carrier, the phone costs just $60. And it’s not even one of the company’s cheaper models. ZTE is quietly becoming a force in the U.S. by selling good enough phones at low prices—smaller prepaid smartphones for $30, basic phones with QWERTY keyboards for about the same, and so on. The Chinese company’s products are among the cheap phones of choice at three of the big four U.S. carriers. (Verizon doesn’t carry them.) ZTE claimed about 8 percent … [Read more...] about The cheap phones quietly winning the U.S.
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Viral mobile game Flappy Bird, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the much-anticipated new iPhone are what Vietnamese Internet users ‘googled’ the most in 2014, according to data compiled by the world’s largest search engine. Google on Tuesday published its annual A Year in Search post, highlighting key trends among trillions of search requests it received this year. The list was released in global and localized versions to help users around the globe "explore the year in search," according to Google. The list was divided into categories such as trending searches, people, consumer electronics, global news, online games, and celebrities. In the Vietnam 2014 trends list, Flappy Bird tops the trending mobile category, followed by 3D-shooting game Avatar Star. The addictive game, created by Hanoi-based developer Dong Nguyen, was also Google's top trending game of 2014 on the global scale, beating puzzle game 2048 and football simulator FIFA 15. The 2014 FIFA … [Read more...] about Flappy Bird, iPhone 6, World Cup among Vietnam’s top 2014 Google searches