March 28, 2012 6:50 AM BST
Nokia's planning to launch a CDMA version of its Lumia 800 with China Telecom next month. Will it succeed, and if so, will that dig the firm (and, arguably, Microsoft) out of the mire?
I mean, China is the world's largest smartphone market. Surely if Lumia soars there it will go a long way to putting Nokia back on the map in terms of competing units from Apple and Android?
That said, Apple chief Tim Cook is in China at the moment, seeking to build bridges after a trademark battle over the iPad name, and accusations of poor working conditions at factories making it's mobile devices. Could be a timely move.