BEIJING, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced it has gained approval to launch its 17VEE mobile games on China Mobile (0941.HK) and China Telecom (0728.HK), which have 670 million and 141 million, wireless subscribers in China, respectively. TechFaith will initially launch its popular 17VEE mobile games on both China Mobile and China Telecom. Customers will be able to access the games on their mobile phones by using an existing gaming option featured by the carriers. The 3 mobile games compatible with Google Android Platform are all scheduled to launch over the next 4 months. Mr. Defu Dong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TechFaith, said, "China Mobile and China Telecom are two of the world's largest carriers, giving us what we believe to be an unparalleled opportunity to significantly expand our 17VEE gaming user base. This important development is another step in the continued evolution of our gaming business as we work to build the scale of this important asset." About TechFaith TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) has three primary businesses. Under the TechFaith umbrella, the Company is a leading global mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market (previously called the ODP (Original Developed Product) business)). Under its TecFace brand, the Company is a leading developer of specialized mobile phones for differentiated market segments, including the rapidly growing smartphone market targeting wireless mobile phone network operators and end users; the Company also serves sports enthusiasts with a tailored line under the Jungle brand and the teen market under licensed brands. Under the Company's 17VEE brand, the Company has built a leading intellectual property based motion gaming business ranging from Bluetooth-enabled motion gaming controllers and software to a planned proprietary set-top motion game box. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com, www.17vee.com and www.798game.com. Safe Harbor Statement This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident," "outlook" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and strategic and operational plans of TechFaith and management quotations contain forward-looking statements. TechFaith may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about TechFaith's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risks outlined in TechFaith's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. TechFaith does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.