China TechFaith (CNTF) and Qigi, a Chinese smartphone brand, will launch four new high-end smartphones for China Telecom and China Unicom customers in the second quarter of 2009.
Xu Enhai, president of Qigi, stated, "We are thrilled to launch the world's first Google Android CDMA smartphone. This new cooperation agreement with TechFaith is another important step for Qigi and our focus on marketing and promoting premium products in China. We are also confident that these new 3G smartphone models will be well-received by China Telecom and China Unicom customers."
Two of the models are CDMA1X smartphones; one will be the first CDMA phone powered by Android operating system and one will run on Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. The other two models, EVDO Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone and WCDMA Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone, are designed specifically for the 3G network recently rolled out in China.