If you’ve been wondering whether Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Lumia 920, was ever going to make it to China, now’s the time to get rid of any doubts you might have had.
China Mobile has officially confirmed the existence of the Lumia 920T, a version of the smartphone tailor made for that carrier. The information comes from China Mobile’s official account on Sina Weibo (a microblogging service that’s basically the Twitter of China).
The Lumia 920T will not only have support for TD-SCDMA, China Mobile’s unique flavor of 3G, but apparently will be future proof too, launching with TD-LTE support as well (which, as you may have guessed, is the tech that the carrier is using for its nascent 4G network).
The Nokia Lumia 920T should become available in November, China Mobile says. However, WPDang notes that as the phone hasn’t yet been certified for sale by the Chinese authorities, delays are still possible. The sooner we see the Lumia 920T at TENAA (the Chinese mobile certification agency), the less chances of a launch delay it faces.
Anyway, if the Lumia 920T does arrive in China next month, it will mark one of the shortest ever periods of time passed between the release of a smartphone elsewhere and its availability in China – certainly a sign that Nokia is taking the world’s biggest smartphone market very, very seriously. Let’s see if this focus will help the Finnish company finally start selling Windows Phones in droves.
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