HTC unveiled its new Windows Phones earlier this week, the 8S and the 8X. Tech in Asia reports that both models will be marketed aggressively in China, available on all three telcos: China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom.
It remains to be seen whether these sexy new handsets will break the Chinese of their iPhone obsession (which, if you believe a poll on Sina Weibo, is already waning). Smugglers were apparently pouring across the border with the new iPhone 5 a mere five hours after they first went on sale in Hong Kong. Handsets were selling for 4,545 RMB at the Hong Kong Apple store, and between 7,500 and 9,000 RMB in “the litter-strewn building” across the border in Shenzhen, according to Reuters.
Finally, good news for anyone with a device that isn’t compatible with China Mobile’s stupid proprietary 3G, China Unicom is starting to screw them in the marketplace, adding an additional 3.07 million 3G subscribers in August. Hopefully this will spur China’s largest telecom to use the same 3G systems that the rest of the world does.