US Cellular began selling ZTE Render for $79. Get $100 discount on the latest Windows smartphone on US Cellular network
The ZTE Render Windows smartphone, which you might have heard of under the name of Orbit, was announced quite some time ago, in February. Now, as the Chinese manufacturer decided to conquer the US market, the phone is available on US Cellular network.
At a price of $179.99 the ZTE Render is not among the cheapest phones, but the $100 mail-in rebate that comes as a MasterCard debit card, will leave you with just $79.99 to pay, making the latest Windows smartphone quite affordable. Of course, you will be required to sign a new 2-year service agreement.
Deal on ZTE Render for US Cellular
|Full Retail Price||$479.99|
|2 Year Contract Discount||-$300.00|
Learn more about ZTE Render for US Cellular
The ZTE Render for US Cellular comes with a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen and a 5 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash for high quality photos and video. Unfortunately, there is no front camera, so you will not be able to use the device for video calls.
The Windows smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 (MSM7627A) procesor clocked at 1 GHz and packs 512 MB of RAM and mere 4 GB of internal memory. You can get additional 7 GB storage thanks to SkyDrive access. The ZTE Render runs Windows Phone 7.5 Tango 2, which comes as a bit of a surprise with new Windows Phone 8 ready to be launched. Anyway, Tango devices will be getting upgrades to Windows Phone 7.8, which is a good news.
The ZTE Render provides access to Windows Live, to stay connected with your friends and family, and Xbox LIVE to play the hottest games with your friends. Having trouble getting lost while driving? With Your Navigator Deluxe with turn-by-turn navigation and compass that will not be an issue anymore.
The phone comes pre-loaded with Music + Videos Hub powered by Zune and Office Hub to view, edit and share Office documents. If you need more app, all you have to do is just visit Windows Marketplace where thousands of apps are waiting to be downloaded.
In terms of connectivity, the ZTE Render sports Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, so you can share your connection with other Wi-Fi capable devices like phones, tablets, laptops or PCs.
Other features of the ZTE Render include: Internet Explorer, proximity and ambient light sensors, accelerometer, CDMA / EVDO radio and powerful 1600 mAh Lithium Ion battery, which allows for up to 280 minutes usage time and up to 220 hours standby time.