I went to FET just now to buy an HTC HD Mini. The operating system is Windows mobile 6.5 in Chinese. They told me that it isn’t possible to get an English version in Taiwan, which I think is probably not true as they’re made here and likely set up for all overseas markets/languages here.
Also I tried the X10 mini with Android, same problem. Actually you could select English but when writing a message the English can’t do predictive text and quickly reverts to Chinese if you press the wrong button.
They had the HTC Tattoo (Android) fully working in English but it’s a fat little bugger.
My questions are: If I get an HTC HD Mini here, how easy is it to reload the operating system in English from the internet?
Has anyone here been able to get FarEasTone or any other carrier to sprecially order them a phone with English operating system?
I’m against getting one overseas because the cost of running it for a year works out the same if you get it free from the carrier or use your own phone on unlimited tariffs.