HTC has pushed in front of Nokia to release its first smart phones taking place on Microsoft’s latest ‘Mango’ mobile operating system, revealing two high-end devices which will set a standard for the Finnish company’s much-expected debut later on this month of its own Windows-based phones.
The Taiwanese company’s Radar and Titan smartphones will continue sale this month in the Europe, United States and other markets for unsubsidized cost of $450 and $600 respectively, furthermore are the first Mango phones to release worldwide. Fujitsu began advertising a Japan-only model prior this year.
Recent launch will put strain on Nokia, which previously this year discarded its own Symbian operating system for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Smartphone OS, after Stephen Elop, the new chief executive compared the predicament of the world’s leading mobile handset maker by volume to a guy standing on a “burning stage”.
Eight months after releasing the joint venture with Microsoft, Nokia has yet to reveal its first Mango-based handset and has lost the initial-move benefit the tie-up should have give up. In August, Nokia released many ‘stopgap’ Symbian devices since it transitions to the innovative platform. Nokia is extensively expected to reveal its Mango devices on the Nokia World seminar in London.
A forecaster at CLSA, CK Cheng, said that customers “definitely” will balance Nokia’s aid to those of Samsung and HTC, which has also released two Mango handsets, and that Nokia will be apparent as delayed to the market.
The answer for Nokia will resolve how they hold carrier relations, since Mango is not for small end devices,” said by Mr Cheng. This signifies Mango handsets could have complexity gaining grip in China, where most phones are sold through vendors with no carrier funding.