Nokia to launch Lumia Windows phone via China Mobile

  • Nokia is to partner with China Mobile to launch a version of its new flagship Lumia smartphone, the Finnish company announced on Wednesday.

    China Mobile, the biggest operator in the world with more than 700 million subscribers, will start selling the Lumia 920T in China's 3G network.

    Nokia shares rose 6.1 percent during early trade in Helsinki.

    Successful sales of the latest Lumia 920 and 820 models, the first phones to be based on Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 platform, are crucial to the company’s as it sets out to gain market share it has lost to Samsung and Apple.