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ST-Ericsson Supplying TD-HSDPA Handset Platform to Samsung

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ST Ericsson and its Chinese subsidiary T3G have announced that they are providing the first TD HSDPA and EDGE platform for Samsung's mobile phone, the "Emerald (GC I6320C)", which was recently launched.

"This commercial launch by Samsung is a significant step in the development of TD-SCDMA-based data services in China," said Alain Dutheil, President and CEO of ST-Ericsson. "Our strategic partnership with Samsung will allow consumers to enjoy a unique broadband experience through their mobile handsets, enabling them to take full advantage of China's mobile broadband future.

The TD-HSDPA/EDGE dual-mode, dual-band device is capable of supporting downlink speeds of up to 2.8Mbps, and supports seamless automatic handover between EDGE and TD-HSDPA networks. The T7210 solution supports TD-SCDMA dual-band 2010-2025MHz/1880-1920MHz frequencies, and has successfully completed handovers of voice and high speed data services in order to operate optimally in Chinese dual-band network environments.

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