Jason Mackenzie: HTC has new Windows Phones in the pipeline, and a broader range of Androids for the US
According to Re/code, Mackenzie said that, apart from releasing the Desire 816 in the US later this year (most likely in April), HTC will try to “go after new segments” that the company has not “addressed in the U.S. in a long time.”
Obviously, the two Goliaths are Samsung - which just announced its brand new Galaxy S5 - and Apple - which will likely not unveil any new iPhone before the second half of the year.
Jason Mackenzie further mentioned that HTC is planning to release new Windows Phone devices, although it’s not clear when it’s going to happen. Microsoft yesterday confirmed that a Windows Phone 8.1 update would be out “this spring”, so we may see some new WP hardware from HTC in the coming months.
The HTC exec also reiterated the company’s plans to launch wearable devices this year. However, he didn’t confirm if a smartwatch would be included here (we think it will be, anyway).
Mackenzie didn't say anything about HTC's next-generation flagship smartphone (possibly called the All New One), which will be announced on March 25.
1. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)
There was that HTC One rumor running WP8 couple months ago..
3. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 218; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Hope its true,keeping my fingers crossed
4. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
HTC, nokia, Samsung, LG
Everybody has failed with WP
nokia is going Android to sell phone ...
6. papss (unregistered)
Would you stop trolling everything related to WP. Its quite pathetic reqlly
7. Liveitup (Posts: 1566; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Your comment makes no sense at all. Nokia grew marketshare with WP, within the last year they sold 30 million Lumias by Contrast HTC is failing with Android, Samsung and LG never truly focused on WP. WP is an awesome OS.
10. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1471; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
His comments never make sense at all he is here to troll. He'll be banned shortly. I've already got his previous account banned.
11. sprockkets (Posts: 1352; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Yeah, which is exactly why they released the Nokia X phone with Android!
So add Nokia now to your list of OEMs who failed to do anything right!
13. elitewolverine (Posts: 2046; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
They did so without google's services and is there to help the switch.
Not only that, when 8.1 comes with the new Java ability for apps the making of software for a nokia device that is linked to MS services instead of google.
Not to mention for every Nokia droid sold, you are paying MS. So thanks
18. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
Troll comment with remain troll comment.
8. networkdood (Posts: 6325; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Good luck - so far HTC is the odd ball out of the Android arms race - Sony, LG, Samsung all make pretty good phones, albeit, each with some sort of flaw...
9. networkdood (Posts: 6325; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Heck, I bypassed all major companies and am buying a phablet - the Coolpad 9976A
12. N3Z1droid (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)
if i dont mistake, an OEM OS Android then jump use another OS for their phone will be banned forever from Android Alliance right?
14. elitewolverine (Posts: 2046; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Why? HTC has made win phones before I owned and loved the HD7 and even the 8x. Both great phones imo.
15. N3Z1droid (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)
i think that HTC win phone made was before they join up the Android Alliance. I was read a regulation from Google when an OEM Android Alliance use another OS besides their software then it will no turning back
17. elitewolverine (Posts: 2046; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
I don't know about that.
HTC made windows and droid phones together. My 8x is just over a year old and if they make another by mid year then it would only be 1.5 years.