Not so long ago a VIP conference devoted to Microsoft’s Windows Phone was held, and everybody expected new smartphones to be announced there. Unfortunately, nothing new was shown to us, but Peter Chou, the Chief Executive Officer of HTC, provided some interesting comments about the future of Microsoft’s and HTC’s cooperation.
HTC’s CEO said that the Taiwanese manufacturer already has some devices running Windows Phone’s new Mango update. Besides, according to Chou, HTC is really interested in Microsoft’s products, especially in Windows Phone. After all, HTC was one of the first companies to introduce the first WP-based smartphones (by the way, HTC created the very first Android smartphone, too!), and now one of the most famous Windows Phone smartphones – the HD7 – is made by HTC.
Chou also added that he’s really pleased with HTC’s development and profits of the first quarter of this year, and he hopes even better results will be seen in Q2.
By the way, according to the statistics from Canalys, Microsoft’s OS is installed on 9 percent of the smartphones all over the world. So Microsoft holds the sixth place in the market and comes after Android and Symbian. Windows Phone’s previous version, called Windows Mobile 6.5, is losing its positions now, but Windows Phone 7 and its updates are becoming more and more popular. So HTC will most likely create new high-end smartphones based on them, and I think those devices will be introduced very soon.