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Thread: Lenovo - China Mobile's OPhone

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    Lenovo - China Mobile's OPhone

    I didn't see a thread on this yet.

    We said earlier that something was brewing between Lenovo and China Mobile called 'OPhone'. The latest bit is, the phone is looking good and ready for testing. OPhone is a codename for phones that will be based on China Mobile's OMS(Open Mobile System) which is essentially Android + TD SCDMA (China's home-grown 3G standard).

    China Mobile has been working on OMS for quite some time now. With the Apple deal going nowhere after multiple rounds of negotiations (because of China Mobile's refusal to share any of its profits), it needs an OS of it's own. A well placed source said,"Given these(iPhone, Android, Symbian) developments, it is becoming very clear that developing a proprietary handset operating system is essential for dominance of the mobile Internet market in China. At the moment, China Mobile is in a comparatively weak position without its own operating system. With its own operating system, China Mobile will be able to commission customized phones from handset makers and keep its hand strong in negotiations over profit sharing. There is even the possibility that China Mobile may move into manufacturing handsets itself."

    No word on specs yet but the pic should give some feelers.
    modmyGphone via Engadget

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    damn looks so sexy.......take notes T-mobile