China Telecom orders four million 3G handsets

26 Aug 2009

According to Xinhua News Agency quoting the China Daily newspaper, China Telecom ordered four million 3G handsets, including 63 different customised models spread amongst dozens of Chinese handset makers. Most of the handsets will be priced at approximately RMB1,000 (USD143) although some will be as low as RMB500. The newspaper says that a lack of 3G-capable handsets has been restricting the growth of next generation services in China.

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