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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10 Comments

1. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Good for Nokia!!..

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

good for Nokia as it might give them the much needed sales boost.

3. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Nokia can use all the good strategies and competitive edge right now..

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Poor people... they are the one who assemble everything, still get a whiplash in the back if the dare to use it in the factories. Good news for them..... and Nokia.

5. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

I just bought Nokia stock based on this news. I hope Nokia deliver. Sorry if I went off topic.

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I like how the picture shows how easily universal WP is. Easily-identifiable icons in the Tiles regardless of language, versus the jumbled icons in other OSes

7. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

This should happen for nokia.. Consumers deserve great phones ke this

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

at least chinese folks wants a premium phone! go nokia!!! even i hate you for killing symbian so early!

9. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

"...opening up sales of its phone to over 70 million smartphone hungry China Mobile customers..."??? China Mobile has more than 650 Million users!!!

10. digitalcorner

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Nokia always use good strategy....... Mobile Prices in Saudi Arabia

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