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Nokia to ship 3G phones to China starting in 2008

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 May 2007 15:27 User comments (3)

Nokia to ship 3G phones to China starting in 2008 According to company officials, the world's largest mobile phone maker, Nokia, expects to begin selling phones for China's 3G mobile technology TD-SCDMA when the network is up and running in early 2008.
"Currently we see that there will be market need from the first half of 2008. Hence, we will have some kind of offering on the market," said Thomas Jonsson, Nokia's spokesman in China.

Earlier this year, pre-commercial testing of the TD-SCDMA standard was extended to 10 cities from the original 5 it was tested on last year.

Analysts have called the trial extension a "soft launch" of sorts, one that is aimed at local phone makers instead of foreign companies who are focused on the popular CDMA and CDMA2000 standards.

Ericsson, Nortel and Motorola have also jumped onto the TD-SCDMA standard, hoping for a piece of the expected $10 billion USD worth of network equipment orders.

The industry is still waiting for the official launch of 3G licenses in China, but analysts fear that date could be pushed back to 2008.

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3 user comments

128.5.2007 15:35

I am just wondering if China had already had 3G technology or is this like version 2 of 3G.

229.5.2007 4:07

Originally posted by borhan9:
I am just wondering if China had already had 3G technology or is this like version 2 of 3G.
Nope this is just plain old 3G. No point in naming the next generation 3GV2, now is there?

328.6.2007 0:09

Quote:
Nope this is just plain old 3G. No point in naming the next generation 3GV2, now is there?
Nah, more letters are great for confusing consumers!

Example: Try the new MOTORAZR V3xx 3GV2!!

Confused yet?

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