On Monday, a statement from the Commerce Department said that, ZTE, the Chinese company that manufactures smartphones, was found to have violated American sanctions against Iran as the company sold goods made in the United States to the concerned country. As a result, the U. S is blocking ZTE from buying any technology from U. S companies without getting a special license.
China-based device manufacturer ZTE said in an announcement on Monday that it is bringing the first smartphone running the new Firefox operating system to the US and the UK. The handset - the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone - will be priced at $80 in the US, and £60 in the UK.
UK mobile phone carrier Orange has announced that it would soon start offering a new Android-based smartphone, called Monte Carlo- a re-branding of Chinese manufacturer ZTE's Skate.