HTC Triumph Windows Phone Hits The Shelves In China

Earlier this month, we reported that the HTC Triumph would be the very first Windows Phone device to go on sale in China. And, following its stint of being available for pre-order, it has now actually gone on sale, fully validating its status as the first Windows Phone to enter the Chinese market. With the Triumph, HTC has beat Nokia, LG, and ZTE to being first in the area, who all expressed interest in releasing Windows Phones in China.

Before I proceed, let me just clear up some of the confusion around the Eternity/Triumph branding. Eternity is an English codename for the device, while Triumph is a rough translation of what the device is called in Chinese. The official Chinese name for the device is HTC凯 旋X310e.

Moving on. As a rebranded Titan, the HTC Triumph has the same guts and chassis as its Western counterpart: A 4.7″ capacitive touchscreen, an 8MP LED flash camera, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors, a 1.5GHz Scorpion processor, and an Adreno 205 GPU.

On the software front, the phone is launching running a special version of Windows Phone 7.5 “Tango” that’s optimized for the Chinese market with specific Chinese apps — for example, the social networking integration has been re-gutted to utilize Chinese social networking solutions — and the Chinese language itself, which does look quite nice and clean on the Metro UI.

It’s quite a big day for the platform; with a rapidly-growing economy, China has quickly become a ripe emerging market with plenty of consumers who may be interested in both low and high end mobile phone offerings. We reported earlier that China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest market for iOS and Android activations.

HTC Eternity Windows Phone With 4.7 Inch Display Leaked

HTC Eternity is the company’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 powered smartphone. Recently, the leaked press shots and specs of this handset have been emerged in the wild. This handset is expected to come with a large 4.7 inch touchscreen display and it will run on the 1.5 GHz MSM 8255 Processor.

Currently, Windows Phone does not support front-facing camera, but the HTC Eternity smartphone comes with the Windows Phone 7 Mango OS. It means that, you can use the 1.3 megapixel camera front-facing camera of the HTC Eternity for video calling. Check out the leaked specs after the break.

htc eternity leaked

HTC Eternity Leaked Specs:

  • 4.7 inch WVGA Super LCD display
  • 1.5 Ghz MSM 8255 Processor
  • Windows Phone 7 (Mango) OS
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
  • HD (720p) video recording and playback
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • FM Radio
  • SRS Surround Sound
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • HDMI output
  • DLNA Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • A-GPS
  • 1650 mAh battery

This handset is expected to be announced next month. The price, specs and release date will available soon after the announcement. To learn more, head over to this page at HTC Inside. Stay tuned for more updates!