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Nokia Wins Deal to Sell First Windows Phone 8 Lumia in China

Nokia Oyj, the Finnish mobile-phone maker trying to win back customers of Apple Inc.’s iPhone and devices using Google Inc.’s Android, unveiled a version of its flagship smartphone for China’s largest wireless carrier.

China Mobile Ltd. agreed to carry the Lumia 920T, which is compatible with the country’s homegrown TD-SCDMA technology that powers the carrier’s network, the companies said in a statement today. The handset, the first Lumia based on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone 8 software for the Chinese market, costs 4,599 yuan ($739) without a contract and will go on sale before the end of this month.