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Lenovo preps major mobile assault

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is ramping up its mobile strategy in a big way by buying back a mobile phone business that it sold last year whilst reportedly partnering on a device with the country’s largest online retailer, Taobao.

China issues TD-SCDMA licenses to manufacturers

China has issued licenses to six mobile phone manufacturers allowing their handsets to access the locally developed TD-SCDMA network, according to a report in the Beijing Morning News today.

Lenovo sells mobile business for US100M

Lenovo is selling its loss-making mobile phone business to Hony Capital – a private equity fund controlled by Lenovo’s parent, Legend Holdings – for US$100 million.

China Mobile plans April trial of TD-SCDMA

China Mobile is to launch a commercial trial of the country’s locally developed 3G technology, TD-SCDMA, next month.

Handset vendor upbeat on China Mobile 3G trials

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.

China Mobile opens second TD-SCDMA tender

China Mobile has launched a second round of tenders for mobile handsets and datacards based on China’s proprietary TD-SCDMA 3G standard.

Lenovo embeds Vodafone 3G in laptops as standard

Vodafone UK and laptop-manufacturer Lenovo have struck a deal to ship laptops with a built-in Vodafone 3G connection.

Sprint unveils WiMAX products at US demo day

US operator Sprint yesterday held a demo day in Baltimore to celebrate the launch of its Xohm WiMAX network in the city and provide details on device availability now that the first laptop computers with embedded WiMAX connectivity have gone on sale

Trio offer embedded 3G laptops

Cellular News reports that laptop manufacturer Lenovo is to offer a range of ThinkPad notebook PCs with built-in 3G modems from Ericsson for use on the AT&T Wireless network.

Lenovo linked to China Mobile/Android device launch

Lenovo Mobile is the latest vendor to be linked to the launch of an Android-based handset, though this time reports suggest the company is manufacturing a device for China Mobile – the world’s largest mobile operator by subscribers – that will run on TD-SCDMA technology.