- March 7th, 2012
- Carly Page
HTC has become the first manufacturer to bring Windows Phone to the Chinese market, beating the likes of Nokia, ZTE and Samsung to it.
Having opened its flagship store in China yesterday, HTC has reportedly began taking pre-orders for the HTC Titan – which has been renamed ‘HTC Triumph’ and will arrive running Windows Phone Tango – which brings a host of new features to Microsoft’s software.
According to Chinese website Weibo, the manufacturer is selling the phone for 4399 yuan (around £440), although there’s no details of an exact release date yet.
The HTC Titan, which was released in the UK back in October, is the biggest Windows Phone handset to date. It touts a whopping 4.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD touchscreen, alongside a 1.5GHz single-core processor. £440 is a pretty good price-tag which considering the rest of its features, which include; an 8 megapixel HD camera with autofocus and LED flash, a 1.3 megapixel camera, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity and a 1600mAh battery.
However, given its large 4.7-inch screen, the HTC Titan won’t appeal to everybody – and may struggle to push Windows Phone into the Chinese smartphone market. However, there’s talk that Nokia will bring its popular Lumia 800 to China in the first half of 2012, which will no doubt appeal to a more widespread audience.