Nokia today reaffirmed its commitment to TD-SCDMA at the Mobile Asia Congress in Macau.
Mr. Colin Giles, President of Nokia China, said at the event: "Nokia firmly supports the development of TD-SCDMA. Our goal is to not only develop TD-SCDMA products that can deliver outstanding user experiences to consumers, but also to work with operators, chipset providers, developers and all parties along the value chain to support the creation of a vibrant TD-SCDMA ecosystem in China."
Nokia has started the development of a TD-SCDMA device based on S60 on Symbian OS, and plans to launch the product before the end of 2009.
Nokia's S60 TD-SCDMA device will enrich the TD-SCDMA device portfolio for Chinese consumers, and promote the development of TD-SCDMA in China.
Symbian is the world's leading smartphone platform, with over four million developers globally. By launching the S60-based TD-SCDMA device, Nokia combines Symbian's massive resources with the market opportunities provided by TD-SCDMA. There are currently over 10 000 third-party S60 on Symbian OS applications commercially available. The current S60 on Symbian OS applications will be compatible with S60-based TD-SCDMA devices, offering enriched experiences to China's TD-SCDMA users.
"We are very excited to hear Nokia's announcement today. Symbian OS is a mature and leading global mobile device platform, and we believe that the Nokia TD-SCDMA device will enhance our application offerings and user experiences," said Mr. Wang Jianzhou, Chairman and CEO of China Mobile. "We look forward to working together with Nokia to further drive TD-SCDMA development in China."
"The Symbian platform is an engine for open innovation in the mobile ecosystem, and a driver of mobile and Internet convergence," concluded Mr. Colin Giles" With the development of Symbian-based applications and services, it will not only benefit the TD-SCDMA industry, but also facilitate 3G services in China."