Remember the ZTE Orbit Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango 2) handset, which was announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year? It’s finally heading stateside by way of US Cellular under the name ZTE Render.
As before, the Render has a 4-inch WVGA display powered by a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 1600mAh battery rated at just under five hours of talk time. Also included is a 5MP rear-facing camera and a scant 4G of storage. It will, obviously, support CDMA / EVDO networks.
The ZTE Render joins the HTC 7 Pro as the only two Windows Phones available on US Cellular. The device can be picked up for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, provided you sign up for a two-year contract.
While the specs aren’t all that impressive, it wouldn’t be a problem were it not for the relatively expensive price tag. That being said, it’s now the cheapest Windows Phone on US Cellular. That has to count for something… right?