Take this one for what it's worth (which ain't much at the moment), but DigiTimes
has it that Sony Ericsson is considering producing TD-SCDMA
handsets for entry into Chinese markets. Granted, you can already find yourself a few SE knockoffs
in that section of the globe
, but we're guessing the company is looking to actually profit off of the phones sold in the aforementioned nation. We're told that Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, has indicated that T3G Technology could be tapped to provide the TD-SCDMA solutions, and given that China will soon have gobs of 3G capabilities
, the timing here makes sense. Potentially more interesting would be SE's choice of handset for the Chinese market -- will we finally see the company work some low-end magic now that the economy is strained? Give it a shot, SE, it's not like you've really got anything else
left to lose.