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Nokia lifts curtain on TD-SCDMA device for China

Nokia's feature phones have dominated in emerging markets

Finnish handset vendor Nokia launched its assault on China’s 3G market this week, introducing its first device built for China’s homegrown TD-SCDMA technology.

According to the vendor, the 6788 is the result of close collaboration between Nokia and the world’s largest mobile phone operator by subscribers, China Mobile.

The handset is tailored to the Chinese market, apparently taking inspiration from traditional Chinese furniture and architecture seen in the design elements on the back of the slide mechanism and the battery cover.

As well as 3G TD-SCDMA support, the 6788 slider features a five megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a 2.8″ QVGA display and 4GB of storage. It is built on Symbian S60, which John Forsyth, of the Symbian Foundation leadership team, this week told telecoms.com is making headway in China.

“We had meetings with China Mobile, which is very much in alignment with our open source vision – they want an open, independent platform for devices,” he said.

The Nokia 6788 is expected to become available at the end of December 2009.

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