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Telefonica to Sell ZTE Phone in Latin America

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Telef nica and ZTE have announced that a full range of movistar branded handsets will be launched in 12 Latin American countries during 2010, starting in Q2. Telef nica and ZTE signed an agreement for the development of a complete range of mobile devices. ZTE will manufacture movistar branded handsets exclusively available for Telef nica in Latin America.

"Consumers in Latin America are becoming increasingly demanding and have specific requirements in terms of handset design and desired features. By customising a complete range of handsets, ZTE will enable Telefónica to meet the requirements of its Latin American customers and further build the movistar brand," said Luis Miguel Gilpérez, Director of Mobile Business, Telefónica Internacional.

The handsets have been co-designed by ZTE and Telefónica and mark the first strategic cooperation in the handsets space between the two companies.

The customised ZTE handsets will be available throughout the year in the following markets: Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama and Nicaragua.

No details of prices points or specifications has been provided yet.

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