@GREAT-Terry: Yes, ZTE operates its business also in India (has on office in Mumbai). How ever, it seems to have missed some opportunity because of security concerns and the required clearances by the Indian government.
Last year, India blocked local phone carriers from buying equipment made by ZTE as well as Huawei. It is mandatory for carriers to obtain security clearance from the telecoms ministry before placing equipment orders.
I suspect the above decision was based on a series of attacks on Indian government websites by suspected Chinese hackers in 2010.
Dr. MP Divakar
ZTE is also a large manufacturer which doesn't only product phones in China. I think their phones also be sold to India, middle east and africa. It is true that the focus is not on high end phone so I wonder if Intel is also targeting with mid to low end phone market.
Intel can associate or buy some reputed mobile vendor to quickly explore this market. May be, RIM. If not, they can collobrate with Microsoft. What will be OS for this mobile - Android or Windows Phone 7?
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