LG Electronics, Philips and Motorola are also developing Ophones, a China Mobile representative said.
Ophones and China Mobile's application store are likely to perform well, but their growth will largely depend on how much China Mobile subsidizes the handsets, said Marvin Lo, an analyst at Daiwa Securities.
"That could be the key factor that affects the sales of Ophones," he said.
China Mobile's chairman last week said smartphone sales would increase greatly if prices can fall below $150.
China Mobile has invested hundreds of millions of yuan on joint development of TD-SCDMA handsets with chip makers and handset makers, it said. The carrier surpassed 1 million 3G users in July.
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