HTC reckons 'WinPho will give Android a run for its money'
HTC has expressed its love for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, stating it believes the OS will "eventually be better than other platforms and will give Android a run for its money".
The remark was made by HTC manager Melvin Chua at the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango launch in Singapore yesterday, ZDNet Asia reports.
The statement has the backing of analysts Gartner and Pyramid Research, both of which claim Windows Phone will at least replace iOS as the second most popular platform, clawing a 19.5 per cent share of the market by 2015.
By that time, however, they says Android will almost have a 49 per cent share of the market.
HTC's latest handsets to include the new WinPho Mango platform include the Radar and Titan, which go on sale next month. ®
I love Android, but having played with Windows Phone I absolutely agree it's going to be big. It's such a pleasure to use. Mango in particular is just a joy - there's a smoothness and an intuitiveness to the UI that has thus far eluded Google et al.
I wonder how much MS reduced their patent royalties in exchange for that statement
You've clearly never used WinPho 7 then, Android is far more sluggish.
20 years from now it'll be the de facto stance to bash Apple; move on with the times. 2011 Microsoft are nothing like the 1991 Microsoft.
you know thats funny, because my WP has half the power (on paper) than some android devices and it is appears faster, or another way of looking at it, on this very same device i can run android and its quite a bit slower.
So the question is really, whos the bloated one?
This is purely my observation, but given that i do run both of them on the same phone i think my experience has some credability.
fool me once..
.. shame on you, twice? Shame on me..
Windows on a phone?