Hisense is a company most people would not associate with mobile devices, but that hasn’t stopped the company from releasing devices like smartphones and tablets. In any case it seems like the Chinese company has no plans to stop anytime soon because they have recently announced that they will soon be releasing Windows Phone handsets of their own.
So far Hisense’s efforts have been largely Android, but due to Microsoft removing the licensing fees for Windows Phone in a bid to attract more OEMs, we guess Hisense decided to take up Microsoft on their offer. The company announced that they will be making their announcement no the 26th of June, so it will be interesting to see what kind of device they will be able to come up with.
There are some who expressed their surprise at Hisense’s plans. First of all like we said, Hisense isn’t really known for their mobile devices, and also because Hisense isn’t one of Microsoft’s Windows Phone partners. Some Chinese companies that are Microsoft’s partners includes the likes of Huawei and ZTE, so safe to say that it really did come as something of a surprise.
To top things off, China Telecom is also expected to start support carrier billing for the Windows Phone Store. This means that users will be able to purchase apps from the Windows Phone Store and charge it to their mobile phone account, as opposed to a credit card which some users are understandably apprehensive to use for online transactions.