Nokia's handset will be launched "very soon" said Wang Jianzhou, chairman and CEO of China Mobile, at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, China.
A dozen handsets, including some from LG Electronics and Samsung, are already available for use with TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) technology, which is only used in China.
The handset to be launched with China Mobile will be Nokia's first based on TD-SCDMA technology.
Wang said he hopes Motorola and other companies will also launch TD-SCDMA-based handsets to increase competition and ensure Chinese consumers find low-priced 3G handsets on the market.
China Mobile is the world's largest mobile service provider with over 436.1 million subscribers.