China Mobile’s OMS 2.0 Android OS supports Windows Mobile APIs. What’s that?


Don’t ask me what this is all about, because even I can’t figure out what’s going on here. China Mobile just released the 2.0 version of their Android based OMS mobile OS today. Among the new feaures supported like SVG and voice regognition the comany also claims that “Windows Mobile API” are now part of this update (!?).

BEIJING, Feb 02, 2010 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) —
China Mobile Ltd. (SEHK: 0941; NYSE: CHL) has upgraded its OMS (Open Mobile System) to 2.0 version, which is compatible with technologies such as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), Windows Mobile
API, and voice recognition and generation.

OMS is a proprietary smartphone operating system developed by China Mobile using source codes of Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating)’s Android platform. It is regarded as a secondary development on the basis of Android. Mobile phones based on OMS are called OPhones.

Android has had many different versions after it was created in 2008. As a result, OMS has been upgrading itself since its release, trying to catch up the pace of Android.

Because Android’s codes are open to all developers, the R&D team of OMS embedded China Mobile’s services like instant messaging and messengers client Fetion into OMS while making changes to Android.

The latest version of OMS is able to provide support for the next-generation mobile Internet and communications technologies and stronger and more efficient technology R&D for family services.

Source: Press Release thanks for the tip John

HTC to test TD-LTE handsets in China next year

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HTC’s CEO Peter Chou revealed that the company is going to roll-out TD-LTE (the Chinese LTE tech) handset for testing during the Shangaï Expo 2010. Don’t gets you hopes up though, LTE isn’t going to globally launch until 2011 at the earliest. Peter Chou also said that HTC is rushing shipments of HTC Heros to Sprint and HTC HD2s in Europe due to high demand.

HTC will continue to commit to the development of the TD-LTE technology and strengthen its cooperation with China Mobile in the production of related CPE products, Chou stressed.
HTC’s performance has been strong in November, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) quoted Chou as saying. HTC’s November revenues are likely to top NT$15-16 billion (US$465.84-496.89 million) compared to NT$12.7 billion in October, the paper noted.

Source: Digitimes

Dell Mini 3i unboxed, ugly capacitive stylus included

 

Contrary to what we thought Dell’s first Android smartphone is only being launched today in China. As it’s usually the case when a products launch, unboxings pop-up all over the net. Interestingly the Dell Mini 3i ships with a stylus compatible with capacitive touch-panels. It’s similar to the 3rd party iPhone stylus available on the market and is IMO not the precise given the size of the tip. Hopefully HTC will come out with their own tech shortly.

Source: it.21.cn

HTC launches first TD-SCDMA Smartphone Dopod T8388 Qilin in China


The HTC Qilin we’ve heard about a couple of months ago is finnaly launching on China Mobile. The HTC Qilin is the first TD-SCDMA Windows Mobile 6.5 smatphone to be launched, because of this it’s sports a TI OMAP 3430 chipset (Qualcomm doesn’t currently have a TD-SCDMA SOC). THe device also supports China Mobile’s digital TV thanks to the integrated Tuner and Antena.

The Specs:

- CPU: TI OMAP3430 600 MHz
- 512 MB ROM / 256 MB RAM
- 3.6-inch WVGA touch screen (resistive)
- Windows Mobile 6.5
- WiFi
- GPS
- 5 megapixel camera
- CMMB mobile TV
- Bluetooth

Source: Sina.cn via SlashPhone

Dell Mini 3i hands-on pictures


The boys at Sina did it again and this time posted a full hands-on gallery of Dell’s China Mobile smartphone the Mini 3i. This time we have a closer look at the oPhone Android based OS and UI. Hit up the source link to check the whole gallery.

Source: Sina via Engadget

Dell Mini 3i smartphone officially out in China

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It’s been long road full of obstacles, but Dell finally managed to launch their Mini 3i OMS smartphone in China. It’s no wonder why mobile operators didn’t want this product. The Specs are just appalling. Only 2G support, no Wifi, OMS os (a custom Android version made by China Mobile), 950mh battery, 3.5″ screen (but we don’t know if it’s capacitive, and it’s rumored to only support 16bit colors).

For more shots and (translated) info click here

Source: Mobile.163 via Cloned in China via Engadget