China's first Android device debuts

Mobile software developer TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology and smartphone manufacturer QIGI announced the launch of the i6-Goal, the first commercial Chinese handset powered by Google's Android mobile OS. The 624-MHz CPU i6-Goal boasts a touchscreen, business card scanning and GPS functionality alongside mobile web access including Gmail, YouTube, Gtalk and other Google-owned services. According to QIGI, the firms have already signed sales agreements with a number of Chinese handset distributors and will begin shipping the i6-Goal soon. The Chinese mobile market is the world's largest, with a subscriber population fast approaching the 600 million total.

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