ZTE seeks 5-10 pct of Europe phone market

* Seeks 5-10 pct share in 12 months vs below 5 pct now
* To start selling Windows Phone 7 in Europe this year
BERLIN, Sept 2 (Reuters) - China's ZTE is seeking to increase its share of the European cellphone market to between 5 and 10 percent in the next 12 months, bolstered by new advanced smartphone models, a senior company official said in an interview.
ZTE's global market share is around 5 percent, but Thomas Granstrom, head of ZTE's operations in the Nordic countries, said its position in Europe is lower than that as the company has lacked high-end models in its offering.

The company plans to roll out a number of models using Google's Android platform, while also starting to sell phones using Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.
"We will bring Windows Phone 7 this year to Europe," he said.

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