The Skate--announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today--will have a large, 4.3-inch touch screen (qualifying it as a "jumbo phone," according to HP). However, its 800MHz processor and 5-megapixel camera make it more midlevel than premium. Also onboard is an Adreno 200 GPU.
ZTE credits the skateboard for its inspiration on its 4.2-ounce 3G candy-bar-style handset.
The Skate is expected to globally launch beginning May 2011.