Lumia 920T acquired China's CCC certification, one step closer to retail
Word's coming from China as the global roll out of the highly anticipated Lumia 920 draws nigh. On the official website of China Quality Certification Centre, sharp-eyed folks just spotted a new entry for Nokia Lumia 920T acquiring China Compulsory Certification (CCC). As to what is CCC, just imagine it as a Chinese version of FCC. This is a major milestone before a new gadget hits the country's legal market.
As the CCC status says, Lumia 920T got the weird "T" in its naming for being on China's homegrown 3G network: TD-SCDMA. All over the world there is probably only one major carrier using this standard: China Mobile. The frustratingly "unique" network has caused the carrier great headaches over the years, because few phone makers would like to produce TD-SCDMA phones, when those can't be sold to anyone else. China Mobile repeatedly tried to communicate with Apple for an iPhone deal, failing each time. So it's great to see the carrier finally getting a first-class cool phone, and its 3G users having a great device to burn their data plans on.
Getting CCC isn't the final step before Lumia 920T's availability. Before that, it still has to acquire an network access license from the Chinese government. That usually won't be very long though. With some luck, the Chinese could join the rank of Lumia 920 owners before this year runs out.
For those who can read Chinese, and are interested in what exactly the CCC certification said, please hit this link, paste "2012011606576412" (cert number) into the only text field on the page, and hit the button.