Nokia Lumia 920T brings TD-SCDMA to Windows Phone
Nokia has just announced its plans to launch a TD-SCDMA version of its Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8. The handset, designated Lumia 920T, will be available on China Mobile by the end of the year for RMB 4599 (about $739), and will come in a choice of four colors – black, white, yellow and red. It’s the first Windows Phone to support the country’s TD-SCDMA standard, and the first Windows Phone 8 device available in China.
The Lumia 920T is almost identical to its western sibling. It packs a different radio, but apart from that it features the same 4.5-inch 1280×768-pixel PureMotion HD+ display, optically image-stabilized 8.7-megapixel f/2.0 Carl Zeiss autofocus camera, and 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor (plus 1GB RAM). Storage capacity is still not specified, but the handset presumably matches the original with 32GB on board.
The Lumia 920T shall also include a number of market-specific exclusives. It integrates with local Internet services such as Sina, Sohu, Tencent, Baidu and Renren, provides access to both the Chinese Marketplace (50,000 apps) and Mobile Market (China Mobile’s app store). It also offers NFC deals on location-based service Jiepang (in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou). Nokia and Air China are also to introduce wireless chargers available in VIP lounges at Beijing airport.