Beijing-based Orsus Xelent Technologies, a handset supplier to the Asian market, says it will have a line of TD-SCDMA-enabled 3G phones ready in time for the launch of China Mobile’s 3G network. The company says it is optimistic the network – based on China’s proprietary TD-SCDMA standard – will be commercially launched in time for the Beijing Olympics, which begin in August.
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, began commercial trial services of 3G handsets in eight major cities at the beginning of the month. Five of the eight cities are hosting events for the Beijing Olympics and China Mobile has promised to provide 3G services in time for the Games.
Orsus Xelent described the initial consumer response to the trial as “nothing less than dazzling.”
However, the vendor’s handsets were not involved in the initial trial. Instead, China Mobile used 3G handsets from China’s Lenovo, Hisense, ZTE and New Postcom, and South Korea’s Samsung and LG.