Earlier we reported that ZTE Tania will finally be launched in China some time in July. Now it looks like ZTE wants to hurry things up a bit. According to the sources of Chinese Windows Phone site WPDang, the Tania device will actually be launched on June the 5th, a whole month earlier than expected.
Originally Tania was supposed to be renamed “V960W”, very likely a repurposed device from ZTE’s existing Android phone V960. However, now it looks like Tania will end up as V965W after all. We are not sure what the extra five actually means. Might be some minor specification overhaul. Its expected pricing has changed though. Earlier it was thought to be a very affordable device somewhere a bit over 1,000 CNY (157 USD). Now according to WPDang, the price will be doubled, roaring up over the CNY 2,000 milestone. That would mean Tania is competing directly with Lumia 710. With a weaker brand and weaker specifications (4GB internal storage), the battle isn’t looking very positive for ZTE. Let’s hope the phone maker has packed up enough extra goodie from V960 to V965 to make it well worth the price raise.