Techfaith and QIGI Announce Co-Launch AK007 Smartphone for Industrial, Government and Public Security Markets
TechFaith and QIGI Co-Launch AK007 Smartphone
China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NasdaqGM:CNTF – News) (“TechFaith” or the “Company”) and QIGI today announced the co-launch of the AK007 smartphone. Beijing-based TechFaith is an original developed product provider focused on the research and development of cell phone solutions. QIGI, also headquartered in Beijing, is focused on the development, production and sale of Windows smartphones.
The AK007 smartphone was developed for the industrial, government and public security markets, with the Chinese police force being a primary customer target. The smartphone features powerful applications, a 624MHz CPU, with 256MB ROM, plus 128MB RAM, with a SIRF III GPS chip, 2.8″ QVGA display, and 2 million pixel camera. The smartphone was designed for rugged use and has a 2000mm battery to allow for greater standby time.
Defu Dong, Chairman and CEO of TechFaith, said, “We are pleased with the launch of the AK007. The industrial, government and public security markets are important targets for TechFaith as they are users whose job nature requires the good design and the various demanding features specifically offered by such smartphones. As part of our business strategy, we will continue working to launch tailored smartphones for our target markets, many of which are already in development with QIGI and other partners.”
Enhai Xu, President of QIGI, said, “We have been working on this project for more than a year and appreciate TechFaith’s hard work in making the AK007 a successful launch. We are excited with the launch and the feedback from our customers, both of which reinforce our commitment to develop other tailored smartphones for the industrial, government and public security markets.”
TechFaith is an original developed product provider focused on research and development of cell phone solutions. Based in China, TechFaith employs approximately 700 professionals, of whom approximately 90% are engineers. TechFaith engages in the development and production of middle to high end handsets and tailor made handsets. TechFaith’s original developed products include: (1) multimedia phones and dual mode dual card handsets of multiple wireless technology combination such as GSM/GSM, GSM/CDMA, GSM/WCDMA, GSM/TD-SCDMA and UMTS/CDMA; (2) Window based smartphone and Pocket PC phone; and (3) handsets with interactive online gaming and professional game terminals with phone functionality.
With the capability of developing MMI/UI software on 2G/2.5G(GSM/GPRS, CDMA1X), 3G(EV-DO, WCDMA/UMTS, TD-SCDMA) and 3.5G(HSDPA) communication technologies, TechFaith is able to provide MMI/UI software packages that fulfill the specifications of handset brand owners and carriers in the global market. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.
QIGI Future Technology Co., Ltd. (Beijing) is focused on the development, production and sale of Windows smartphones, aiming to create an international mobile phone brand. Armed with the most advanced technology for mobile phones, the company is committed to developing new technologies, new functions and new types of smartphones. The company aims to create a well-known, highly reliable, high-value mobile phone brand. By introducing high-quality and fashionable products and services to the world, the company intends to make QIGI into one of the most valuable mobile phone brands in China. QIGI also provides advanced cards and GSM+CDMA products, tailored operation products, customized products, and service to the public security system, banks and government departments.