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STATEMENT: Peter Chou about Windows Phone, Windows Mobile & Android Developments
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 25.03.10 - 15:21:24 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12676x
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During this week's CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas, HTC's Chief Executive Peter Chou said in an interview with Forbes, that the (Google) Nexus One's innovative design (which was made by HTC) "would help HTC attract new business, regardless of its consumer reception. We can quickly leverage that credit to show that we are the top Android brand". And despite initial customer service problems and rumored sluggish sales, Chou said also Google is satisfied with the phone: "(Google's) goal with the Nexus One was to really show how good Android can be (and) in that regard, I think it has been an achievement".

(Peter Chou at the Mobile World Congress 2007 in Barcelona)

And while HTC is now Google's premium partner for the Android platform, Chou made clear that the company will continue to work with Microsoft. Chou described himself as "thrilled" about Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 Series platform and said that "they (Microsoft) are putting in tremendous effort to make Windows Phone 7 very appealing and competitive". Not a big surprise at all is that Chou expects that HTC will release a Windows Phone 7 device before the end of the year (keeping in mind that Windows Phone 7 Series is announced to become available anytime second half 2010).
And while Windows Phone 7 is getting all the current attention, Chou confirmed that HTC plans to keep supporting Windows Mobile 6.5 in future: "Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7 will coexist", meaning that corporate users in particular are likely to keep using the older operating system for a while.

Cheers ~ Arne

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