ZTE Blade III Launched in the UK by Virgin Media

ZTE's Blade III made the UK its last stop on its meandering journey across Europe. It's being brought to UK buyers by Virgin Media, in a variety of pricing options. One can buy the handset outright for £80, or take it home for free by signing up for an £13 per month subscription plan.

The 4-inch handset measures 120.5 x 63.5 x 10.85 mm, weighing 130 g. It features a WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels) screen, a single 5-megapixel camera, 3.5G HSDPA support, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7227A single-core processor clocked at 1.00 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB in-built expandable storage, AGPS, Bluetooth, and 802.11 b/g/n WLAN.