China Wireless Technologies Limited (2369.HK) subsidiary Yulong Coolpad announced the first domestic TD-SCDMA/CMMB handset on July 28, reports Sina. Unfortunately, the handset is not currently for sale. China Mobile (NYSE: CHL, 941.HK) bought 5,000 TD-SCDMA/CMMB handsets from Yulong Coolpad in the mobile operator’s third round of TD-SCDMA bidding, reports Communications Weekly quoting a related handset provider. During the same round, China Mobile bought 24,000 phones from Guangzhou-based handset maker New Postcom, 8,000 phones from ZTE (600063.SZ, 0763.HK), 3,000 phones from Lenovo Mobile and 100 phones from Samsung, said the insider.
China Mobile expects to receive its first batch of TD-SCDMA/CMMB handsets on July 31, with all handsets scheduled to come in before August 8 — the date of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games, reports Sina quoting China Mobile technology general manager Zhou Jianming. The company intends to donate the more than 40,000 TD-SCDMA products to Olympic volunteers, journalists and related staff. China Mobile partnered with the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) on the China Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (CMMB) standard for TD-SCDMA phones earlier this month.
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