Huang Guoqiang, director of Nokia China has posted in the Chinese microblogging service that the Nokia Lumia 920 TD-SCDMA version will be launching on China Mobile, Chinaâ€™s largest carrier with more than 680 million subscribers, close to 70% of the countryâ€™s subscribers.
The support is made possible by the Qualcomm MSM8690/8260A chip which does support China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA standard.
China Mobile has still not decided to offer the iPhone, including the iPhone 5.
Not wanting to be left out, Sun Yi, an executive from China Telecom, with more than 200 million mobile phone subscribers, said while they will not be getting the Nokia Lumia 920 they will in fact be releasing Windows Phone 8 handsets from other OEMs such as HTC and Samsung.
No specific time scale was released, but hopefully with direct chipset support it will be sooner rather than later.