Windows Phone 7 Asian language support coming in second half of 2011. Sales look promising

As you probably already know Window Phone 7 only supports 5 languages: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. More are supposedly coming in the first half of 2011 but potential Asian buyers will have to wait a bit longer according to HTC Asia’s vie president Jack Tong:

With Android’s rapid growth, HTC will continue to focus on Android-based smartphones in the Asia-Pacific region, Tong said. As for the recently launched Windows Phone 7 (WP7), Tong indicated that for Asia, the company will target English-speaking markets such as Singapore and Australia since Chinese and other language editions will not be in the first half of 2011.

He also commented that the initial sales figures look “promising” (whatever that means…):

Early sales of WP7 devices look promising, but substantial market penetration will have to wait until the introduction of different language versions. Europe and US sales in the first quarter of 2011 will be a more accurate gauge of WP7′s market reception, said Tong.

source: digitimes