ZTE Project CSX Launched to Crowdsource Ideas for 2017 Mobile Device

ZTE Project CSX Launched to Crowdsource Ideas for 2017 Mobile Device
Highlights
  • It will be open to ideas from August 6
  • The winning concept will receive a grand prize
  • ZTE looks to announce the mobile device in 2017

Telecommunications company ZTE has launched a new crowdsourcing campaign in a bid to generate ideas from customers for its 2017 mobile device. The crowdsourcing campaign is being called Project CSX, and ZTE will begin the project from Saturday.

ZTE is looking for concepts to build innovative new technology for 2017. The only rules are that the device has to be affordable, should be a mobile device, and capable of being ready by 2017. "ZTE is committing to build a mobile product by 2017 that is based upon your ideas and/or your votes. We're listening to you, and to our community, because you know best. You don't need some random person, in some unknown organisation, to decide what's best for you. This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard and for you to tell us what to build. Along the way in this fun and creative process, we're also giving away prizes," ZTE wrote on its forum.

The company is accepting ideas till August 31, after which it will list the best ones for voting. ZTE looks to narrow down a winning concept by October-end, and use the rest of the time to develop the mobile device in order for it to be announced in 2017. Interested users can register on the ZTE's Z-Community forum and submit their ideas.

ZTE recently also unveiled the budget ZMax Pro for $99 (approximately Rs. 6,600). ZTE is offering the smartphone with a fingerprint scanner which is located at the rear panel. One of the biggest highlights of the smartphone is its 6-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, and the octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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