Being frustrated with the lack of cases, I spoke with the plant manager at a plastic injection and molding company, with whom I'm friends. I spoke with him about producing a run of cases, and he said it's feasible, though they need a large minimum order quantity to be worth their while.
My question to the community: How much interest can we gather in a basic high impact plastic case for these phones? Would ZTE be willing to carry them as an accessory through their U.S. website? Ballparking it, we figure a run of 10k cases at a production cost of $10-$15 would be the smallest we could go, retail would be ~$20-$25 per case.
If there's enough interest we could probably get a kickstarter or something going.