HTC Moves Further from Windows Mobile

Posted by Zealot on Jul 23, 2009

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htc-logo At the top of the year, HTC said they would be continuing to focus on Windows Mobile phones in 2009 while diversifying with Android devices. According to Digitimes that balance will be shifting in 2010.

First and foremost, HTC’s newest 3G phone will feature not WinMo but Qualcomm’s BMP (Brew Mobile Platform) operating system, including TouchFLO and the HTC Sense interface. No other details are available except that it will have a touchscreen and be an entry level device.

Next, according to Digitimes,

HTC also plans to increase the adoption of Android-based platform in place of Windows Mobile. The proportion of HTC’s shipments of Android-based smartphones will rise to over 50% in 2010 compared to 30% in 2009, the sources indicated.

It sure looks like HTC is moving to phase out their Windows Mobile line completely over the next couple years. However as there is no major phone producer quite as opportunistic as HTC, if Windows Mobile 7 comes out strong we could see this trend reversed. After all, HTC is all about the hardware. They will make use of the best, most marketable OS available to power their designs, regardless of who makes it. If Windows Mobile 7 is a hit, it will likely return to HTC’s good graces.

This just piles more pressure onto Windows Mobile 7. Since WinMo 6.5 is to effectively be a maintenance release, WinMo 7 will have to really create a stir to reverse the recent loses Microsoft’s mobile platform has suffered.

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By day a department manager and writer for a major network device vendor...by night Zealot stalks the mean magnetic streets, striking fear into the hearts of bandwidth abusers and theme park mascots. Zealot has been involved with mobile devices for more than a decade now, starting off with dumb phones, moving to PDAs and then to smartphones, notebooks and netbooks with the odd PMP thrown in. Most of his mobile time currently is spent on a Treo Pro, Zune HD, Thinkpad T61, HP Mini 311, iPod Touch 3G, iPad 16G or a Hackintoshed Compaq Mini 704. He proudly groks the Geek community and considers himself a Neo Maxi Zune Dweebie (thanks Wil Wheaton!).

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