Chinese Windows Phone lovers cheer! The much awaited Lumia 920 – complete with its kickass camera and butter smooth display is all set to land in your country soon! China Mobile, the country’s largest (also the worlds’) mobile phone carrier and Nokia have tied up in order to bring the first ever TD SCDMA Windows Phone to the Chinese Market. The Lumia 920T as the device is known will support the Chinese 3G standard of TD-SCDMA as mentioned earlier.
The rest of the phone would be similar to its international GSM counterpart in all respects and would come loaded with the much improved 8 megapixel camera with the much talked about Optical Image Stabilisation technology and the out of this world low light photography capabilities.
If you haven’t noticed it yet, the launch of the Lumia 920 in China would also mark the debut of the Windows Phone platform in China. The fact that it took Windows Phone vendors over two years to enter the world’s largest mobile phone market speaks volumes about the shortsightedness of the people behind the platform in my humble opinion.
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.”
Nokia has made it sure that the phone is packed with localized Chinese content at launch and for he same reason has tied up with various service providers in China – including Sina, Sohu, Tencent, Baidu and Renren. They also claim that the Apps Marketplace for China already has 50,000 apps.
Anyway, now that it is here, it would be interesting to see the reaction from the Chinese public to the Lumia 920 – especially considering the fact that the iPhone 5 too is slated to land in mainland China by the second week of December.