Original rumors had Lenovo with project Arkansas as first to come out with a MTK MT6589 / MTK6589 smartphone. Lenovo never confirmed nor denied the rumor, so possibly it’s still in the works.

Regardless, looks like insiders are now saying TCL, not Lenovo will be first out the gate with mass production of a MTK MT6589 / MTK6589 smartphone.

According to insiders, TCL is scheduled to release their MTK MT6589 / MTK6589 smartphone in January 2013, with Lenovo, ZTE, Yulong (Cool) and Huawei all on board to closely follow suit.

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Original rumors had Lenovo with project Arkansas as first to come out with a MTK MT6589 / MTK6589 smartphone. Lenovo never confirmed nor denied the rumor, so possibly it's still in the works. Regardless, looks like insiders are now saying TCL, not Lenovo will be first out the gate with...
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1026" title="tcl-lenovo-mtk6588-mtk6589-mtk6577" src="http://gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/tcl-lenovo-mtk6588-mtk6589-mtk6577-400x278.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="278" />Original rumors had Lenovo with project Arkansas as first to come out with a MTK MT6589 / MTK6589 smartphone.<span id="more-1024"></span> Lenovo never confirmed nor denied the rumor, so possibly it's still in the works. Regardless, looks like insiders are now saying TCL, not Lenovo will be first out the gate with mass production of a MTK MT6589 / MTK6589 smartphone. According to insiders, TCL is scheduled to release their MTK MT6589 / MTK6589 smartphone in January 2013, with Lenovo, ZTE, Yulong (Cool) and Huawei all on board to closely follow suit.