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HTC to be the first Chinese-localized Windows Phone

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HTC to be the first Chinese-localized Windows Phone
When it comes to Windows Phone in China, we thought the battle was between Nokia and ZTE as to who was going to release a localized Windows Phone first. It looks like HTC is swooping in for the interception on that one.

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.

source: WMPowerUser

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posted on 03 Mar 2012, 11:47 3

1. Humboldt1 (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Headline should read : Communist china gets a new wp7.5 before SPRINT. Or maybe china getting more wp7 than Sprint and Verizon.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 21:53

2. sun0066 (Posts: 174; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)

sprint can not have a phone just for few people , sprint needs phones for the masses . at this point windows phone seems not ready for most people. I still remember the color wheels and the endless lags in the old windows phones , I most say i still traumatized with that.

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