3 Italia, ZTE, Momodesign for MD2 - MD3

3 Italia, ZTE, Momodesign for MD2 - MD3. 3 Italia has partnered with China-based ZTE and Italian design centre MOMODESIGN to produce two new video handsets - MD2 and MD3. Both devices are UMTS-enabled with latter using Qualcomm MSM 6280 chipset to deliver HSDPA support, rotatable touchscreen and a DVB-H receiver — actually all these features are not there thanks to Qualcomm’s chip only.

MD2 is a fashionable UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) clamshell handset with a contemporary design and equipped with the latest generation technology, while MD3 is a DVB-H and HSDPA (Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld) videophone, adopting chipset Qualcomm MSM 6280, with an innovative form factor featuring touch screen functions and with a screen that rotates 360, enabling all-rounded video viewing.

“We are delighted to be chosen by 3 Italia to develop their fashionable and stylish MOMODESIGN MD2 and MD3 mobile devices,” said Fang Rong, Vice President of ZTE Corporation. “With our proven track record and capability in customizing terminals, we are confident that we can help 3 Italia to develop and manufacture new generation handsets that meet their specifications and allow them to wider their multimedia devices offer.”

“Technology, innovation, research and style are the core values that have been inspiring MOMODESIGN for more than twenty five years. The knowledge and expertise of the MOMODESIGN Style Center are further confirmed by the close collaboration with leading and cutting edge multinationals such as 3 Italia.”, said Marco Cattaneo, CEO of MOMODESIGN.

Besides the production of MD2 and MD3 handsets, the companies are also in discussion to expand their partnership and collaborate to develop new projects that will be presented in the second half of this year.