On Wednesday April 15, we temporarily suspended sales of the ZTE ZMAX to investigate a potential battery problem. That investigation (led by ZTE) found that the problem resulted from a very small number of customers attempting to remove the non-removable ZMAX back and battery. As a result, we are resuming sales of the ZMAX immediately.
Does it matter any longer? I don’t know.
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is now out (some timing, that T-Mobile announces this on the day all of the Idol 3 reviews appear!). It’s more than twice the price — that’s if Metro PCS will re-sell it for US$99.00 again. At post time, the Zmax hasn’t been relisted at their website.