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China's First TD-SCDMA Video Phone
Posted: 03-Mar-2006 [Source: Philips]

[The Samsung video phone becomes the first handset to utilize China's TD-SCDMA network. ]

Eindhoven, The Netherlands -- Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung and T3G have announced today that they are bringing next-generation 3G technology to the Chinese market. The Samsung video phone, announced in August 2005 is now available and has already been experienced by Huang Ju, China's Vice Premier. The Samsung video phone is the world's first handset to utilise China's newly developed TD-SCDMA network, delivering advanced 3G services including video calling and music downloads to a potential market of over 1.3 billion people.

The state-of-the-art dual-mode Samsung video phone, which combines Philips industry-proven EDGE Nexperia cellular system solution 6120 with a TD-SCDMA processor developed by Philips and T3G and a protocol stack developed by T3G, will be available on China's 3G network as soon as operator licenses are granted, most likely in Q2 2006. With the Chinese market in ascendancy - mobile subscription is increasing at a rate of 50 million new users per annum. The new Philips/T3G reference design places Samsung in an ideal position to satisfy the vast demand for compelling mobile services.

"The adoption of 3G in China is forecasted to be rapid, with consumers demanding more advanced 3G services and operators/handset manufacturers looking for innovative solutions to address evolving consumer expectations," said Gert Jan Kaat, SVP & GM Mobile & Personal business unit, Philips Semiconductors. "Combining Philips market-leading Nexperia cellular system solution for EDGE with the TD-SCDMA solution from T3G, we have produced a reference design capable of delivering advanced 3G phones designed around the consumer - enabling partners like Samsung to develop its presence in the Chinese market."


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