November 28, 2014

HTC Launching 3 Phones in China This Year

htc_logo1The recently outted HTC Click handset is headed to China alongside two of his Android buddies.  The other two phones, the Magic and Hero will be making their way to China Mobile and Dopod, respectively.

According to PC World, the Click will be priced at around 3,400 yuan ($500) and arrive in the 4th quarter of 2009. The phone comes with a pair of changeable front covers allowing users choose the color of their handset.

Before that happens, customers will be able to order the HTC Hero.  It’s expected that this phone will be priced at 5,600 yuan ($820) and could show up as soon as late August.  The phone, which supports the 3G connectivity protocol (TD-SCDMA) created by China is will be carried by China Unicom as well.

China will remove  Google Maps as preloaded app but still allow users to download it themselves.  Each app has to get approval from the government so apparently, they see something in the maps that is sensitive.

Don’t expect to see the Dream/G1 on Dopod or other carriers.  The full QWERTY form factor is not too popular over there.