We've posted about the Chinese version of the HTC HD2, the HTC Oboe aka T9199 and we've also witnessed some unboxing first-view pics of the device at the beginning of October with comments that the Oboe will become available this month, and indeed the rumors were true.
HTC officially unveiled the HTC Oboe T9199 handset together with China Telecom, "a high end business-focused quad band smartphone targeted at the business consumer with dual-network support for CDMA-2000 and GSM". Specs are now official as the handset sports a Qualcomm 8650 Snapdragon 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch WVGA display, 512MB ROM, 384+64MB RAM, microSD card slot, GSM 900/1800/1900, CDMA 800 and CDMA EVDO 800/1900 band support, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, all the usual sensors, 1500 mAh battery and it's running Windows Phone 6.5 with HTC Sense on top of it. The device will run on runs on China Telecom's Tianyi 3G network and will offer its users access to app store with possibility to access and download "key services and applications including 189 mobile mailbox, music, and Live". The device costs 5680.00 Chinese Yuans which translates into approximately $850.
The launch is also accompanied by a training program for 100,000 channel and distribution partners in order to prepare and serve a huge market with China's more than one billion consumers.
Source: HTC, China Telecom