China’s TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd have today revealed their plans to launch an Android powered handset at the start of 2009.
TechFaith provides mobile phone design solutions to handset manufacturers that have their own brands, such as Motorola, LG, Amoi, Bird and CECT, as well as telecom operators including France Telecom, Sprint and SK Telecom.
“The development of a prototype Android phone has basically been completed. However, the launch of commercial products is unlikely to happen before the end of this year,” Ji Changxi, a senior vice president of TechFaith, told Interfax.
Aimed at the mainland China market, TechFaith are expected to announce the name of the manufacturer at the end of November.
“We are still in talks with several interested customers,” he said.
[via Interfaxchina.com (subscription)]