China Mobile Plans Sales Strategy with Nokia Lumia Phones

Nokia will start selling its new flagship Lumia smartphone in partnership with China Mobile. According to Nokia it will partner with China Mobile to launch a version of its new flagship Lumia smartphone tailored for the world’s largest cellular market.

China Mobile is among the biggest operator in the world with almost 700 million subscribers. It will bring out the Lumia 920T the first phone to be based on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 platform in China’s third-generation (3G) network.

Successful of sales of Lumia 920 and 820 models has given a boost to Nokia shares. It has been predicted that with Lumia 920, Nokia will get its lost position in the smartphone market.

To attract high-end 3G subscribers China Mobile is working out pricing plans to beat competitors. China Mobile is the only telecom carrier in China without a contract with Apple Inc to sell iPhones in the country.… Read the rest

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The Much Awaited iPhone 5 is Coming , Might Carry 4G LTE

Just a day before Apple is believed to launch the latest iPhone model, more rumors are coming round the corner. The latest to join the league are the speculations that iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE, which Apple believes is the fastest cellular network.

Earlier, it was believed that this next-gen smartphone will carry support for China Mobile, but the latter indicated yesterday that it unlikely to carry Apple’s iPhone 5.

LTE is a next-generation wireless broadband technology that lets users download content, stream video and browse the web- all at high speeds.

The next-generation iPhone 5 or Next iPhone will be designed with latest and best technology to provide fastest speed to consume data, surf the web, and stream videos.

All eyes are set on Wednesday, as Apple has sent out invitations for a press event on Sept. 12th, when it will unveil the next iPhone model.

If rumors are to be believed, this latest device will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors. It will carry a larger screen and will be slightly longer than the iPhone 4S.

Running on the new LTE technology in the US and international market, the iPhone 5 will offer users high speed usage.

LTE is a 4G wireless service and Apple’s new iPad was the first Apple device to support LTE technology.… Read the rest

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China Mobile Won’t Carry Apple’s iPhone 5

Earlier there were speculations that Apple’s next-gen iPhone or iPhone 5 will be launched with support for China Mobile. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile carrier. But now there are rumors that it is not likely that China Mobile will support it.

As per a report by The Next Web:

Employees at China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, have indicated that the carrier is unlikely to sell Apple’s upcoming iPhone, Sina Tech reports. The publication spoke to a number of workers at the provincial and city level who said they had heard nothing about Apple’s next-generation iPhone being released on China Mobile.

China Mobile currently serves more than 650 million mobile subscribers. And if rumors are to be true, China Mobile will be the only telco in China, which will officially not carry the iPhone.

It is believed that this decision was taken due to the iPhone’s lack of support for China Mobile’s proprietary TD-SCDMA standard.

As reported by The Next Web, China Mobile and Apple are organizing talks with each other to combine the former’s standard into the latter’s iPhone.

But according to Xi Guohua, chairman, China Mobile, the major hold up so far is the delay in the development of the required chip, which Qualcomm will make.

The iPhone 5 or Next iPhone (name not yet official) is expected to debut on Sept. 12th, which is slated for Apple’s much-awaited event.

iPhone 5 is believed to carry all of the wireless standards supported by iPhone 4S- its predecessor.… Read the rest

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