HTC confirms support for next-gen smartphone OS
HTC has come out and announced officially that it will support Windows Phone 8. HTC and Microsoft have worked together in the mobile phone realm going back to the year 2000 and more than 40 million phones from HTC have been sold running Microsoft software. Windows Phone 8 is expected to come to market later this year.
"HTC is committed to Windows Phone more than ever and we are excited to be bringing new Windows Phone 8-enabled smartphones to customers later this year," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "With the introduction of Windows Phone in 2010, Microsoft initiated a new powerful mobile ecosystem with a consumer experience that was both unique and user friendly."
"We have seen great momentum for Windows Phone since its launch in 2010, with 100,000 apps now in the Marketplace," said Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone at Microsoft. "HTC is one of our closest partners and we share a common goal in driving people-centric innovation, which makes it easy to work together. We can't wait to see how HTC brings Windows Phone 8 to its product portfolio."