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ZTE Skate Pricing & release date confirmed

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The unbraded ZTE Skate will be available from September 16th priced at £225.60 including VAT. The ZTE Tureis will be priced at £144 and the ZTE Libra priced at £166.80, both available on September 9th.

Source: http://www.unwiredview.com/2011/09/01/zte-skate-libra-and-tureis-get-priced-in-the-uk-will-be-out-this-month/

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Should mention that this is the 800MHz version of the ZTE Skate. No sign of any 1GHz models.. if they are even coming.

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£225? Are they crazy?!

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definately crazy at that price when you can save £75 by buying it on orange and root it

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They're being idiots. Soon an unlock solution will be developed and these will be made redundant.

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They're being idiots. Soon an unlock solution will be developed and these will be made redundant.

Furious Gold will probably get it first (Shops will charge a minimum of £20 probably £25)

if you are lucky afterwards.

DC Unlocker might do it for £10 or less if you buy a dongle. (Dunno that they support ZTE phones though only datacards).

If its done the same way as Huawei (Using the QFuse where you need a code to enter diag or download mode).

It will be a total bitch without jtag.

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This is a total pricing fail.

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The unbraded ZTE Skate will be available from September 16th priced at £225.60 including VAT. The ZTE Tureis will be priced at £144 and the ZTE Libra priced at £166.80, both available on September 9th.

so they have until september 9th to release the 2.6.35 kernel sourcecode then, not today (which they've failed to do already).

can't see anyone would buy any of those phones at those price points, we only need one person to do it and dump it onto an OMC though :D

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dc unlocker do do zte mobiles they have just recently got the blade and orange sanfrancisco added to their list of unlocks. im a member .

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you just have to laugh at those prices £166 for zte libra its just a blade/OSF.

and for the zte skate are they mad £250 after VAT. no chance not with the same spec as the OMC... basically your paying £100 for unlock code lol.

seriously... i mean if it woz msm8255 armv7 then ok but an extra £100 for unlock.... it wont sell !

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i was actually looking forward to getting a Skate at as close to £150 as possible sometime this year (presuming it was a faster arm v7 cpu model) to replace my Blade. this is a fail for both price point and specification IMO. too many more appealing alternatives and at above £200 you have to be joking...

the thing about the blade is it blew all the competition away at the price point. its frustrating cause the skate could do something similar at the 'comfortably below £200' level...the luxuriously large screen is a top value feature and with official 2.3 (and custom 2.3s) it could be a great experience, like a budget desire HD or galaxy. but ZTE absolutely have to get the faster, more modern flash compatible CPU version (seems increasingly dubious whether this even exists atm!) out soon and below £200 to start with. realistically networks should get the faster version asap and we'll see what happens with pricing and unlock options. then they could kick some butt at this price point. i'd definitely get one.

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