In Taiwan, there are two major network competitors. FarEastTone and Chunghwa Telecoms. In Oct, FarEastTone announced Commtiva Z1 Android phone based on CupCake 1.5.

Today, rival Chuanghwa telecoms also announced their own brand Android phone the CHT 8000. This CHT 8000 is based on Cupcake Android 1.5 OS. It has some similarities to the HTC Magic including the interface. The minor differences are the shorter battery life and lesser memory on board.

CHT 8000 will go on sale in mid-December and will retail at NT$13,900 (USD 431) with contract.


* Support frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz
* CPU: Qualcomm MSM7200A 528MHz
* Memory: 192MB RAM + 256MB ROM
* Expansion Memory: microSD
* Operating System: Android 1.5
* Networking: Wi-Fi (802.11b / g), Bluetooth, HSDPA
* Built-in AGPS
* Camera: 3.2 million pixel, auto focus
* Screen: 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen; resolution of 320×480
* Size: 116×62.5×13.6mm
* Weight: 135 grams
* Port: microUSB
* Standby time: 300 hours
* Talk time: 210 minutes
* Other: 2.5mm headphone jack

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