Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is yet to touch down on Chinese soil, but recent reports have claimed that the first Windows Phone devices will arrive in the country this month. The first of those will come from HTC, which has already begun accepting pre-orders for a Tango-powered TITAN.
At the opening of its first Chinese retail store in Beijing yesterday, HTC began advertising the TITAN — renamed “Triumph” for the Chinese market — with prices starting at ¥4,399 (approx. $700). That’s certainly a pretty hefty premium, but you can expect a whopping 4.7-inch display, a 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
It’ll also be China’s first Windows Phone device, according to HTC executives, and it’ll be powered by the new 7.5 Tango operating system, with its Facebook and Twitter integration stripped out in favor of Sina Weibo and Tencent Weixin to comply with local regulations.
One thing we don’t know about this device just yet is its official release date. While HTC is allowing Chinese customers to pre-order already, it is yet to announce when they’ll be able to collect their new Triumph.
Are you looking forward to the arrival of Windows Phone 7.5 Tango in China?