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ZTE marketing exec teases Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 handsets on Chinese social network

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ZTE marketing executive Dennis Lui has posted a blurry picture of what look to be upcoming Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 handsets on the Chinese social network Sina Weibo.

ZTE Windows Phone 8 handsets (Dennis Lui/Sina Weibo)
ZTE Windows Phone 8 handsets (Dennis Lui/Sina Weibo)

In an odd piece of role reversal, ZTE marketing executive Dennis Lui has played the leaker, posting a blurry picture of what look to be upcoming Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 handsets on the Chinese social network Sina Weibo. According to local news site Winp.cn, the message accompanying the photo reads "two heads are better than one," presumably referring to the choice of operating systems.

While few details of the actual hardware are visible, the device on the right resembles the existing ZTE Tania, and Winp.cn points out that it appears to be running the W Phone 8 simulator on Windows Phone 7.5 rather than Windows Phone 8 itself. The two other devices are more of a mystery, as is the apparent Windows RT tablet shown in another picture posted by Lui, but what little is visible of the device on the far left suggests that it could be the manufacturer's flagship Windows Phone handset.

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