Tcl launches Android phone before end of year: push several
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September 22 Morning News, TCL Communications CEO Guo Eping said the company will roll out the development of smart phone business, anroid platform smartphone within 3 months will be launched in the domestic market, 7-inch screen Tablet PC next month. TCL will launch its first Android-based smartphone Alcatel OT-980 in Europe by the end of this month, using the Android 2.1 operating system, which features 3G,WIFI,GPS navigation and can scale to 16GB of memory. The smartphone is scheduled to be listed in Hong Kong before Christmas and the mainland will be listed later than Hong Kong. Guo Eping said that the Hong Kong market was priced at around HK $2000-3000, he did not disclose pricing in the mainland market, but said the price will be "not too cheap and not too expensive", for competitors to launch Low-cost Android phone, he stressed that smart phone pricing also take into account the features and loaded content, the phone will be " Price is very high ". For tablets, Guo Eping said the price would certainly be much cheaper than the ipad, and in the face of competition for Shanzhai products and similar products from peers, they wanted to win with the user experience. Guo Eping to Sina Technology, said the company plans to launch a global 10 next year around the Android smartphone, in China will launch 7. Previously, the company has planned to launch TD-SCDMA and WCDMA handsets in the second half of the year. In addition to the Android platform, the company will also use other open systems platforms, Guo Eping said. TCL Communications at the end of the month to hand over the bright eye of the half-year, as of June 30, 2010, its turnover amounted to HK $3.452 billion, compared with the same period last year rose 160%, the profit of HK $250 million, compared with the same period last year, the loss of HK 104 million sharp increase in gross profit margin from the same period Sales of mobile phones and accessories also surged to 14.2 million, up 181% from a year earlier, with sales increasing 226% per cent in addition to the Chinese market and 20% in China. The performance of TCL Communications has largely benefited from its mengjin in emerging markets, particularly in Africa and Latin America. Last week, TCL Communications was formally established in a Russian branch. Guo Eping said that Tcl Communications Chengdu, Wuhan's research and Development Center is in preparation, has hired hundreds of people. Tcl was appointed as an independent non-executive director on September 20 by eminent persons Chen of the Investment and fund community. Guo Eping said that Chen's rich experience in fund investment Management, listed securities analysis, market macro outlook and mergers and acquisitions will benefit TCL's future development, but he denies that TCL will have a merger and acquisition deal recently. (Kevin)
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