The Nokia Lumia 920T arrived in the world’s biggest smartphone market at a ceremony in Guangzhou today with China Mobile, the nation’s largest mobile network.
The Lumia 920T’s arrival marks an important milestone for both Nokia and the industry. It’s the first TD-SCDMA Windows Phone – and the first Windows Phone 8 device in China. (TD is China’s 3G telecoms standard).
Announcing the launch, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said:
“We are delighted to partner with China Mobile, the largest operator in the world, to introduce our first Lumia on Windows Phone 8 device in this key market for Nokia. We are excited for Chinese consumers to experience the most innovative smartphone with the best photography and navigation capabilities.”
Li Yue, CEO of China Mobile Communications Corporation, said that Nokia’s “strong commitment to the Chinese market, great performance with Lumia, and continued innovation” were key factors in selecting Nokia to supply China Mobile’s first Windows Phone.
A global phone with a local tone
Lumia 920T users can enjoy a range of exclusive apps and services just for China:
- The best Internet experience, thanks to cooperation with leading local providers Sina, Sohu, Tencent, Baidu and Renren
- 50,000 apps in the Chinese Marketplace, covering all the top local services
- Great deals from popular location-based service Jiepang, by simply tapping the device using NFC in multiple outlets across Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou
- Nokia and Air China announce a strategic partnership which lets passengers enjoy wireless chargers in Beijing Airport VIP lounges
- Access to Mobile Market, China Mobile’s app store, offering a large range of applications and services tailored for Chinese people, and an easy shopping experience.
The Lumia 920T will be available for order by the end of the year. It will come in four colours: black, white, yellow and red.
Updated October 1, 2015 6:55 am