ZTE Corp is a telecom equipment and systems company headquartered in Shenzhen in southern China. It is now one of the world's biggest telecom equipment makers, behind after Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens.

ZTE Corp's new Hawkeye smartphone, due for delivery in September, has effectively been withdrawn from pre-order as the company ‘revaluates’ the device pending customer feedback. Photo: SCMP Handout

ZTE withdraws Hawkeye smartphone funding campaign

Chinese telecommunications and smartphone maker ZTE on Friday scrapped its Kickstarter campaign for its first crowdsourced smartphone Hawkeye following underwhelming response from backers on the crowdfunding platform.