China Mobile, China’s largest cell phone carrier, will launch 3G OPhone that runs Google Inc’s Android operating system as early as next week, sources reported.
China Mobile will subsidize about 50% the cost of the smartphone for its prepaid and contract customers. The OPhone is made by Lenovo Mobile, sources said.
The Chinese cell phone carrier will also launch a version of HTC Corp’s Magic smartphone, which also runs Android operating system.
The OPhone is roughly 1mm bigger than the original iPhone in all dimensions, measuring in at 115.84×61.57×12.03mm. Besides the volume rocker, the OPhone also has its microSD slot on the left side. According to the China bloggers, it’ll support microSD cards of up to 16GB.