HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

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.

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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"

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  • Unnecessary repetition

    Wow you say three times that the guy said Windows Phone is ???very strong,??? and has generated ???excitement???!!! o.o
    rafaelluik
  • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

    They see that Google alienated themselves, want to be on board now with a mobile OS that isn't full of patents and lawsuits.
    LoverockDavidson_-24231404894599612871915491754222
    • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

      @LoverockDavidson_

      Windows Phone 7 more likely to be sued by Toys r Us or Early Learning Centre with that Mickey Mouse interface.
      Chipesh
      • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

        @Chipesh
        Micky Mouse interface? Sounds like someone is upset that their OS choice isn't as slick and fluid. Your jealousy shows and having used Windows phone for 4 months now, I can say its rock solid and fast and now with Mango it has closed the gap on missing features. Android and iOS are nice, but they are like fighting each other while Microsoft is innovating new ideas all over their new OS. Plus I have full cloud integration into the OS, can't say so much about Android and iOS.
        OhTheHumanity
  • Yeah sure...

    "Windows Phone 7 will eventually be better than other platforms and will give Android a run for its money"...just around the time when people stop using smartphone and start using Intelligent Personal Companions, with 10G, 8 Core processors and 1TB SSD.

    At that moment, Windows Phone 7 will be at its best, on the two smartphones left. It will even return to having Windows and dialog boxes. And, of course, run on the Atom 7 which would be the last attempt of Intel to beat ARM25.
    cosuna
    • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

      @cosuna, actually, with the mango update, Windows Phone 7 is already better than android and ios, in pretty much all areas. You get a much more solid phone with Windows Phone than any android version.
      grayknight
  • HTC will become the next Nokia

    if it releases windoze phones.
    The Linux Geek
    • HTC already makes Windows Phone 7 devices

      They have been... since WP7 came out.
      Michael Alan Goff
    • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

      @The Linux Geek

      Gee my HTC mozart must have been an illusion for all these months. With Mango, my year old phone now outperforms all the other smartphones.

      But please go and get an iPhone or one of the many and varied Android phones held together with chewing gum and string ;-)
      tonymcs@...
      • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

        @tonymcs@... Then I guess the lack of chewing gum and string holding my iPhone together must be as much of an illusion as your HTC Mozart...
        athynz
    • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

      @The Linux Geek As usual you post with no real information and a lot of FUD. Tell me why you bothered to come back here...
      athynz
  • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

    HTC is a great company dedicated to usable practical technology - with smartphones as their entry point for everyone to enjoy.. I'm using HTC Touch Pro2 with WinMo 6.1 and for a basic phone with their touchflo 3d wow, im good to go.. no wonder they're called HTC - HiTech Company! Keep it up HTC!
    hitek noob
  • htc were...

    A Microsoft manufacturing partner long before Google came along with Android.

    Apart from the latest generation of dual-core Android devices, nearly every device has been available (under different names and with minor modifications) with Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Phone 7 and Android.
    wright_is
  • RE: HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

    I'm happy to see HTC keep on with the diversification of the OSs available on their devices... and with my work BB showing it's age WP7 Mango is looking really good right now - as soon as I can arrange the cash I'm going to have to take a good look at the WP7 devices VZW is offering.
    athynz
  • Mobile phone carriers should step up

    you know my carrier(vodafone) has got more than 10 android phones, 5 iphones(3gs,iphone 4 16,32-black and white) and only 1 windows phone(HTC) in australia. I think the carriers should start realising what a beautiful OS wp7 is. cause the customers(atleast the ones who use it) already know how good the wp7 OS is. I can sure tell that if carriers start offering more wp7 phones, more customers will buy them. Jus an opinion, sorry I hurt someone(Android or Apple fanboys).
    templebulls
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