HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

Summary:An HTC exec says affinity for Windows Phone is "very strong," and has generated "excitement" inside the company.

An HTC executive in Singapore said that Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is generating "excitement" internally and will gain a bigger share among the company's shipments.

ZDNet Asia caught up with Melvin Chua, country manager of Singapore at HTC. The biggest takeaway was that Windows Phone 7 is seen as a big diversification move for HTC.

Chua said affinity for Windows Phone is "very strong," and has generated "excitement" inside HTC.

There's a good reason HTC is excited about Windows Phone---diversification. HTC has been a top lieutenant in Google's Android army, but it makes business sense to diversify its OS base. After all, Google acquired Motorola Mobility and it's unclear where other players in the Android army will wind up in the long run.

Given that backdrop, it only makes sense that HTC is jazzed about Windows Phone. Chua noted that "Windows Phone 7 will eventually be better than other platforms and will give Android a run for its money"


Topics: Windows, Enterprise Software, Microsoft, Mobility, Security, Telcos


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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