HTC Corporation formalized today a memorandum of understanding covering "substantive
cooperation on TD-SCDMA" with China Mobile, Ltd., China's largest
telecommunications service provider. TD-SCDMA, a pretty
standard, is the first international technology standard for which
administration and ownership of related intellectual property rights (IPR) are
based in China. The standard also marks an important milestone in the innovation
and growth of China's telecommunications sector. In signing this MOU, HTC and
China Mobile are embarking on a wide-ranging, substantive partnership that will
cover technical research, product development, market research and customer
HTC Chairman Cher Wang, commenting on the new MOU, noted, "China Mobile is
one of the world's leading telecommunications companies. We look forward to
developing together many advantages that enhance our core competitive strengths
and deliver to Chinese consumers smart phone products that are increasingly
user-friendly and intuitive. HTC CEO Peter Chou added, "Going forward, HTC will
actively develop intelligent advanced wireless broadband products based on the
TD-SCDMA standard, and will work closely with China Mobile to design and make
products tailored to the needs of the China market – products that will deliver
to Chinese consumers mobile telecommunications products incorporating
cutting-edge conveniences, features and technologies.
While it's not yet said which devices users in China can expect:
or Android, it's
mentioned that the cooperation will initially focus on enhancing China Mobile's
current flagship TD-SCDMA products. However, it should be noticed that China
Mobile is a
founding member of the
Handset Alliance which represents the Android OS!
Both parties will coordinate efforts to ensure developed mobile phone
products address China market demand trends.
Cooperation also covers the development and promotion of TD-LTE terminals. Both
parties will work continuously to streamline and improve the communication
channels essential to cooperative product R&D.
Cheers ~ Arne