ZTE Corporation expands its portfolio of Windows Phone-based devices by launching ‘Orbit’ smartphone. Powered by 1GHz Qualcomm processor, the ZTE Orbit is based on the latest version of Windows Phone. The smartphone comes with 4GB of memory, HD Voice, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. IT also includes NFC support and HSDPA data flows at up to 7.2Mbps. “The Windows Phone platform is as powerful as it is intuitive, enabling us to create and deliver exciting new devices that meet real consumer demand,” said He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “Our partnership with Microsoft is a key component of our strategy to grow our share of the smartphone market. ZTE is proud to be at the forefront of device manufacturers who are using the Windows Phone platform.” “We look forward to the availability of ZTE Orbit in major markets around the world in the second quarter of 2012,” said Mark Linton, Senior Director of the OEM Division, Microsoft. The ZTE Orbit will be available in the second quarter of this year.