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China Mobile 'to sell 55m 3G handsets'

By Shen Jingting ( Updated: 2012-12-04 17:31

China Mobile Ltd, the nation's biggest telecom carrier by subscriber numbers, expects to sell 55 million handsets running on its third generation (3G) wireless network this year, according to a company news release.

As of October, China Mobile had sold 41.59 million TD-SCDMA 3G network handsets, the release said. During the same period, the company attracted 79.3 million 3G subscribers, the most among China's three telecom carriers.

About 300 mobile phone makers, including Samsung, HTC, Huawei and ZTE, have developed mobile devices for China Mobile's 3G network. The TD-SCDMA product line has covered entry-level handset to high-end devices, the company said.

The release also revealed that Nokia is to introduce its flagship mobile phone Lumia 920 to China Mobile's 3G network on Wednesday. Nokia Lumia 920 is a smartphone running on the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

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