Sunday, September 16, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 10:07 PM —
We might be impatient to hear that Windows Phone 8 handsets won't be launching until November over here in the States, but we have to remember that sometimes it takes even longer for the rest of the world. Fortunately for Chinese Windows Phone fans, they may not have to wait too much longer after initial availability.
According to WPDang's sources, the Chinese public can look forward to a launch of new hardware in the third week of December. While there are no official announcements yet from operators or manufacturers, WPDang received photos of a Nokia Lumia 920 running on the world's largest carrier, China Mobile; meanwhile, an anonymous tip claimed the device is also destined for China Unicom. Launching across all of these networks, which is similar to the United States and does not support one standardized technology, is possible thanks in large part to the flexibility of the Snapdragon S4 chipset.
Earlier this year, China proved to be an important battleground for Windows Phone 7.5 handsets. It is also widely believed that Tango handsets were created to specifically target the low-end price segment of China, which helped boost sales in the short-term. We'll be looking forward to seeing yet another battle waged against Android's dominant market share in China later this year.
Source: WPDang (Translated)