Telecom Lead Asia: China will see the competition between Apple iPad5 and Lumia 920T, the first TD-SCDMA Windows Phone in December.
While Nokia and China Mobile priced Nokia Lumia 920T at RMB 4599 without contract, China Telecom will sell Apple iPhone5 with a contract at RMB 5780, or RMB 100 cheaper than China’s Unicom’s price.
“We are delighted to partner with China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, to introduce China’s first Lumia based on Windows Phone 8. People around the world are responding positively to the new Lumia devices, and we’re confident that the enthusiasm will extend to China with the Lumia 920T,” said Stephen Elop, president and CEO of Nokia.
Features of Lumia 920T
Nokia navigation applications
Nokia City Lens
dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
China Mobile’s application store
Windows Phone 8
“Our close cooperation with Nokia is a key contributor to the success of China’s TD industry, and will further enhance the rapidly growing TD ecosystem. We are excited about this important next step in our partnership, and we look forward to creating an even more vibrant TD industry together,” said Li Yue, president of China Mobile Communications
As the largest operator in China, China Mobile will play a significant role in bringing Lumia experience to more Chinese consumers with its TD network coverage.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, China Telecom started to take orders for Apple iPhone5.
China Unicom’s pre-orders for the device have already exceeded 100,000 on the first day of pre-sales.
The two networks both saw more than three million new 3G subscribers in October.