ZTE Corporation says it’s shipped 35 million mobile handsets in the first half of 2011, around a 30% year-on-year increase globally. Sales in Europe have increased by a similar percentage.
Worldwide sales of smart devices were up 400% year-on-year to 5 million units, thanks to the Android-powered ZTE Blade becoming one of the world’s top-selling smartphones. In China, an average of 16,000 Blade devices are sold every day, helping the company reach a total of 2.5 million Blade handsets sold globally.
He Shiyou, ZTE Executive Vice President, said “We are pleased with the success of the Blade worldwide and of our other handsets in other major markets. We aim to launch over 30 smart terminals during the remainder of 2011, including middle to high-end smartphones such as SKATE, Windows Phone 7 and TD-LTE dual-module and dual-waiting models.”