HTC's relationship with Microsoft is the stuff of daytime television.
It was HTC's commitment to building high quality QWERTY handsets for
Windows Mobile that first gave the young Taiwanese company the
spotlight. HTC then shifted its allegiance to Android just as the green monster was on the rise (and WinMo in decline). So where are we today? Well, of the ten Windows Phone 7 handsets
announced yesterday, half were from HTC. If that doesn't signal HTC's
commitment to Redmond then maybe a quote will. Speaking at a press
conference in Taipei yesterday, HTC CEO Peter Chou said, "Right now we
have Windows Phone 7 and Android, and focus the same on each, but let
the market decide." Peter then promised more WP7 handsets in 2011
without getting into specifics. So let's check in next year and see how
things go, shall we?