Earlier this year, a Motorola executive dashed the hopes of Windows Phone 7 fans everywhere when she said that she "didn't envision [Motorola] using Microsoft" and its new mobile OS. It seems that all may not be lost on the Motorola-WP7 front, though, as Moto CEO Sanjay Jha said today that his company is open to working with Microsoft and Windows Phone if the conditions were right. What exactly does that mean? Jha explained that Motorola would be interested in joining forces with Microsoft if it were given a deal similar to the one Microsoft recently made with Nokia. In the mean time, the exec plans to watch Windows Phone and see if it can beat out webOS and BlackBerry and become a viable platform, because he doesn't think that all three ecosystems have can survive against iOS and Android.
Jha also touched a bit on Motorola's plans for the remainder of 2011, saying that his company plans to help its new products to stand out by including better enterprise and multimedia capabilities and with wider distribution as well. We can also expect more global devices from Motorola in the second half of the year, the CEO said. Finally, Jha teased us all by saying that the DROID Bionic won't be the only key device we see from Motorola this year.
Despite the fact that Microsoft has already brought Nokia onto the USS Windows Phone, I'm sure that the Redmond firm would love for Moto to join the WP7 ranks too. If anything can spark Windows Phone's market share and Moto's interest in the OS, it'll likely be the arrival of Mango and new hardware later this year, so for now we'll just have to wait like Sanjay Jha and watch to see if Microsoft's platform can gain traction with consumers and beat out the likes of webOS and BlackBerry. Would any of you be interested in picking up a Motorola-made Windows Phone?