HTC Triumph is China’s first Official Windows Phone
Good news to our Chinese friends out there as you’ll soon be able get your hands on the first official Windows Phone released in China! The HTC Triumph, or what we call the HTC Titan in the rest of the world (exactly the same phone) has just gone up for pre-order at the opening of HTC’s first and flagship store in China for an estimated $700 without contract (or ¥4,399). While that is quite hefty, we would hope that carriers do subsidize phone prices when you buy it on a contract in China.
Either way, you’re getting a massive 4.7-inch touchscreen with a Super LCD screen and a gorgeous Windows Phone OS (and a phone which hasn’t even been released in Australia)! What this also means is that HTC will probably be the first phone company to launch a Windows Phone in China, ahead of the likes of Nokia, ZTE, and Samsung. The other differences between this and the Western version of the phone (apart from the name of course) is that Facebook and Twitter integration will be replaced instead by Sina Weibo and Tencent Weixin respectively. Skydrive will still be on the phone but with local restrictions applying.
Great news for our friends in China who can finally pick one one officially and use the local social networks! The ball is now in other manufacturer courts.
Of course, if you aren’t in China and want to pick one up, head onto Clove UK today!