Phone makers line up for TD-SCDMA order in China

A total of 18 foreign and mobile phone producers, including ZTE, Datang Mobile, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Haier, Lenovo, TCL, and Huawei, are among the bidders for supplying TD-SCDMA handsets to be procured by China Mobile in October, a Xinhua News report said.

The Xinhua News report, quoting Chen Haofei, secretary-general of TD- SCDMA Forum said that China Mobile is mapping out relevant final requirements for handset terminals.

He added that domestic bidders would not take a market share as big as they did in the bidding for the equipment, which stood at 85%, the Xinhua report said.

At present, domestic handset producers accounted for 20% share on the domestic 2G handsets market.

Lenovo Mobile, which is the top domestic handset brand, meanwhile said it will focus on the domestic market and TD-SCDMA handsets in the coming one or two years, according to officials.