JB HiFi are now selling a phone from ZTE called the Urbane for $149. Whilst it’s nothing to rave about specs wise it is at least running Ice Cream Sandwich which is a huge plus especially in this end of the market and it also has a 4″ screen which isn’t too bad although I was hard pressed to find any specs on the screen resolution Edit : Screen resolution is 480×800 (WVGA)Thanks Alex.
- 1GHz CPU
- 4″ Capacative Screen
- 4GB memory with microSD Card Slot
- 3 MP camera
- Bluetooth 2
- FM Radio
- Talk Time – up to 240 minutes talk time
- Standby time – up to 200 hours standby
ZTE has long been an OEM manufacturer for companies such as Telstra making handsets such as the Telstra Smart Touch 2 which they just released, the release of this handset could mark the start of their entry into the mainstream market in Australia. $149 is a decent price if you’re looking for something running ICS and from what I can see it should be a fairly vanilla version of Android as well. Check it out on the JB Hi-Fi website or head in-store to get your hands on one.