China Mobile will launch the HTC Magic next month becoming the first Chinese operator to launch a handset based on Google's mobile platform.
According to an HTC official quoted by IDG News Service, the phone features a Chinese-language version of Android developed by HTC. The Wall Street Journal reported that the phone will run a customized version of Android called Open Mobile System developed by China Mobile, and that the operator will call its Android phones oPhones to reflect the customized platform.
HTC will beat Huawei to market in China with Android; Huawei will reportedly offer an Android phone in China in the third quarter. HTC is hoping that the Android model will help double its sales in China from 800,000 units last year.