US Cellular has had precious few truly low-cost smartphones running an Android build that wasn't baked in 2010. For those who'd like something a little fresher, the ZTE Director is here. While it's only slightly ahead of the trailing edge with stock Ice Cream Sandwich, that's an improvement on a category where Gingerbread still rules. Likewise, no one will be floored by the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch 480 x 320 screen, 4GB of storage (plus microSD slot) and 3-megapixel rear camera, although the 1,500mAh battery is ample for the size. We imagine that customers will mostly be enamored by the price -- when the Director costs a penny on contract and $200 contract-free, it may bring in those who'd have held on to that basic flip phone for a little while longer.
RICHARDSON, T.X., April 12, 2013 – U.S. Cellular and ZTE have announced the arrival of the user-friendly, and affordable ZTE Director™ smartphone. The small, yet powerful ZTE Director™ runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It provides consumers looking to make the leap from a feature phone to a sm...Read more