SOURCE: China TechFaith

October 29, 2007 08:36 ET

World's First Dual Mode Windows-Based Pocket PC Phone

BEIJING--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF), an ODM focused on research and development of cell phone solutions, today announced the launch of Gallic, the world's first Windows-based GSM/CDMA dual mode dual standby pocket PC phone.

Gallic is based on Windows 6.0 and allows users to load one GSM card and one CDMA card. The phone's features include a 2.0 megapixel camera, an MP3 and MPEG4 player, push mail and Bluetooth capabilities.

TechFaith has already received an order from a major Chinese OEM for an operator brand that owns both GSM and CDMA networks, with the initial shipment expected sometime in the current fourth quarter of 2007.

The launch of Gallic follows TechFaith's early October launch of its dual mode phone "Twins," the first cell phone that allows users to load one WCDMA card and one GSM card or load dual GSM SIM cards.

About TechFaith

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) is an original design manufacturer, or ODM, focused on research and development of cell phone solutions. Based in China, the Company employs approximately 1,200 professionals, of whom 90% are engineers. TechFaith's business includes handset design, feature phone solution, data card and wireless module, application software, and smartphone and pocket PC. With the capability of developing MMI / UI software on 2/2.5G(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 major global operators. Having a full range of wireless application software including WAP, Java, MMS, WWW browser, SyncML and DRM, TechFaith is also providing total solutions for upper layer software of handsets. In addition, TechFaith is developing smartphone software based on open operating systems including Linux and Windows Mobile, and capable of implementing high-end smartphones integrating Bluetooth, WiFi, high megapixel cameras, etc. based on different communication technologies according to special requirements of customers. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.

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