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Windows Phone Launches in China Alongside HTC Eternity

Windows Phone China

Just as expected, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform finally makes its debut in China today, alongside the release of the HTC Eternity. The handset, which is known in other countries as the HTC TITAN, is an unlocked (“open market”) device that is pre-loaded with a number of Chinese apps, and a Chinese user interface.

Just like the original TITAN (not the TITAN II), the Eternity is packing a 4.7-inch WVGA display, a 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

If the Eternity doesn’t get you all excited, but you’d like to get your hands on Windows Phone in China, then hold onto your cash for a little while longer. Microsoft has confirmed in post on its Windows Phone Blog that this is just “the first of many great Windows Phone handsets headed for China from Nokia and other phone makers this year.”

One of Nokia’s first handsets is expected to be the Lumia 719. Similar to the Lumia 700, the device will be a mid-range smartphone with a 3.7-inch ClearBlack display, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. In addition to the Lumia 719, the Finnish firm is believed to be readying the Lumia 610, an entry-level handset that could be one of the first Windows Phone devices with just 256MB of RAM.

Will you be adopting Windows Phone in China?

[via The Verge]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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