Even though HTC was responsible for the first couple of Android phones, and maybe the next ones (possibly being announced later this month), the company still prefers the Windows Mobile operating system ? and always will ? says Frederic Tassy, CEO of HTC in France.
In an interview with Mobinaute, Tassy spilled the beans about the company's WinMo love connection, saying that the Microsoft mobile platform is the OS of choice for the majority of the company's flagship devices. ("We will always have more flagship products on Windows Mobile," he says.)
The exec pointed out that the Touch HD is the company's best-selling device, beating out the G1 and Magic, which tells him that some consumers still clearly favor WinMo-powered devices over the Google operating system. And although Tassy thinks the idea of Android netbooks is intriguing, the company's just not that into it, so it won't be heading in that direction.
Is Tassy an Android hater? Or is he just an equal opportunity offender? The high-powered exec also took a pot shot at the Apple iPhone, saying that it's only a matter of time before mobile customers get tired of them. ?[Mobile operators] want something else now, I can assure you.?
It's a good thing for HTC that the company's phones outclass its executives. Anyone know how to say ?catty? in French?
[Mobinaute (Google translated) via PhoneArena & techradar]