HTC to be the first Chinese-localized Windows Phone
Chinese site, WPDang.com, is reporting that pre-orders are being taken for the HTC 凯旋 (Triumph) at the HTC flagship store in Beijing. The Triumph is an authentic Chinese version of the HTC Titan. HTC is pitching the Triumph as “The First ever Chinese Windows Phone 7.5 device on the planet.”
The 4.7-inch display Windows Phone is retailing for CNY 4,999, which is approximately $793 in U.S. currency. Currently online, black-market Titans can be imported for about $571, so it’s not too much more to get a legit phone that will likely include all of the customizations we told you about that are expected in the upcoming Tango launch in China this month.
This should really put the pressure on competitors such as Nokia and ZTE to get their Windows Phone powered handsets into this region quickly.