Marvell today announced the entrance of China’s Tier 1 mobile OEM, K-Touch, into the Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access smartphone market. The new K-Touch T660 is equipped with a large 4-inch screen that delivers superior performance at the 1,000 RMB price point. The T660, which features the Marvell PXA920H single-chip communications processor, will be available on China Mobile, the country’s largest carrier with more than 650 million subscribers.
“I’m very excited to see a tier-1 OEM, such as K-Touch, join the growing family of global OEMs providing TD-SCDMA solutions in China. I believe this represents the transition of feature phones to smartphones for the mass market,” said Weili Dai, Co-founder of Marvell. “The rapid growth of partners across the entire TD-SCDMA ecosystem provides a strong foundation for continued growth in the largest consumer market for years to come. We are proud of our work with K-Touch and are excited to continue our collaboration on next-generation smartphones for the China market.”
“Marvell was the natural choice for K-Touch when we decided to enter the TD smartphone market, as it has demonstrated unparalleled leadership in the industry,” said Xiuli Rong, Chairwoman of K-Touch. “The breadth of Marvell technology portfolio provides all the necessary building blocks for us to transition from a leading feature phone OEM to providing low-cost smartphones for the mass market.”
The K-Touch T660, the first K-Touch device available to China Mobile subscribers, features Marvell’s 1GHz PXA920H communication processor, a highly integrated 3G platform with TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE support, designed for multimedia-centric mobile devices.
-Marvell PXA920H 1GHz CPU communications platform
-Marvell Avastar 88W8787 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM enabled; 802.11n compliant
-Marvell Mobile Hotspot capability
-Marvell PM8607 integrated audio and power management
-Marvell’s field-proven robust high-performance GSM/EDGE/TD-SCDMA protocol stack
-Marvell RF808 RF transceiver
-4-inch IPS screen
-5 megapixel camera
-Android Gingerbread 2.3 operating system
-CMMB+MBBMS2.0 Mobile TV
-4GB eMMC ROM and 4GB LPDDR2 RAM