Nokia Lumia 920T discovered in China; variant for China Mobile's proprietary network allows millions to buy it

Nokia Lumia 920T discovered in China; variant for China Mobile's proprietary network allows millions to buy it
China has over 1 billion mobile subscribers and yet the largest mobile operator in the world, China Mobile, sometimes finds to hard to offer the top selling handsets like the Apple iPhone 5. That is because of the proprietary T-SCDMA network the carrier uses for 3G service. In the past, rumors about a specially made version of the Apple iPhone would appear, but nothing concrete ever came from the alleged talks.

There is some good news for all of those China Mobile customers dying for a flagship device. A picture posted on the Weibo internet service shows a device called the Nokia Lumia 920T which is said to be a special version of the upcoming flagship Windows Phone 8 model for China Mobile's 3G pipeline. While the China Mobile logo is not anywhere in sight, the initials CMCC are seen on the phone's screen, indicating that this device is heading to the carrier. China Mobile also has a nascent LTE network and there is no word if the phone will support the faster 4G speed. At least one China Mobile employee has confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 920T is heading to the world's largest carrier.

Nokia stands to reap the benefits of opening up sales of its phone to over 70 million smartphone hungry China Mobile customers who are eagerly awaiting some of the top-shelf models available from other carriers.

source: Weibo, GSMInsider via Engadget




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