The ZTE F159 was an updated version of the F158, it was a tough rugged phone that had push to talk built in and GPS. The F159 was available in orange colour only and also was water and dust resistant and this made the phone ideal tradesmen.
Push to Talk users could use Push To Talk (PTT) to make conference calls, leave group voicemail messages and send group texts. PTT was a corporate function that was highly regarded at the time.
This handset supported SMS, MMS and e-mail messaging, and had standard T9 predictive text input. Bluetooth functionaltiy supported handsfree headsets but did not stream music to a wireless set of headphones. Telstra also offered an external antenna that clips to the F159 and there were also aftermarket offerings.
The F159 had a 1.3 megapixel rear camera and a front-mounted VGA camera that allowed users to make video calls over the Next G network.
Users could save photos on the 64MB of internal storage but there was no memory card slot.