When Microsoft announced its new mobile operating system called Windows Phone 7, HTC was one of the first companies that started to cooperate with it. As a result we saw several WP7-powered smartphones designed for different markets. Yesterday Microsoft announced the updated version of its product — Windows Phone 7.1 Mango — and it’s not surprising that HTC remains Microsoft’s main partner.
May 25 was very important for both companies, since Microsoft officially announced the awaited Mango, and HTC CEO Peter Chou confirmed they are actively working on new devices that will run the new platform. Most likely these phones will become available this fall, and since HTC doesn’t linger with launching devices, it is quite possible to see new powerful smartphones packed with Microsoft’s software.
Though there is no exact date when the WP7.1-powered HTC handsets will be available on stores, we have no reason to doubt they will.
Honestly, I like the way HTC is cooperating with both Google and Microsoft. But for now in HTC’s products Android-based handsets dominate, which is quite logical, since Android is the most popular OS nowadays.