Windows Phone accounts for 30% of HTC sales
Numbers aside, Chua spoke very highly of the Windows Phone operating system on behalf of HTC. He said that HTC believes Windows Phone will eventually be a lot better than other mobile operating systems and will even give Google’s Android platform a run for its money.
Considering that Windows Phone already accounts for 30% of HTC’s sales merely a year after Microsoft launched their fully revamped operating system, it should be no surprise that they expect those numbers to improve greatly. With the launch of high-end devices such as the HTC Titan in the near future expectations are high. What are your expectations for Windows Phone devices from HTC in the future?
1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I can't wait for the Radar, though the Titan is a disappointment because of it's low screen resolution.
2. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
completely agree. win7 isn't a bad choice for a phone os but the sreen limitations are annoying. i'm hoping the next overhaul on the os will fix some of the limitations
9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
yea wp7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and thats the max for wp7 at the moment.. and yes its a little dissapointing, but by gosh its a huge screen im sure u will manage to see everything
3. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)
I think it is going to be really good, their bond. I have a HTC Windows Phone and it is brilliant. Specially with Mango.
4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 590; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
I love my HTC Trophy... WP7 has been the best OS I've used (which is pretty much everything besides Bada, sorry Peter). However, if Nokia WP are available on VZW they will be mine, and they will replace the Trophy.
Im also still wondering if the WP running Sammy GS II variant will be made... that would be interesting as well!
5. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
@Muhannad and nyamo- with respect to your opinions, I can hardly wait to see the Titan. I will not pass judgement on the screen res until I see it. I have seen some high end devices that are supposed to be better resolution that I have not liked at all. The Titan is tops on my device list right now, right above the focus S (kinda a 1-A and 1-B thing).
HTC is very much the best partner Microsoft could ask for. They were hand in hand until the end of Windows Mobile, were the first to put out a W7 device, have been big on CDMA devices, and helped develop and promote WP to the point that Nokia was willing to jump all in with worldwide support partly due to seeing it a success on HTC products. Microsoft better realize the great partner thay have. They should get all the same treatment and support Nokia is getting, in my humble, unimportant opinion.
6. CellularNinja (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
i've used iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and Windows Phone is easily the best. But the hardware seems to be slightly, just slightly behind, like maybe a few months behind. . although that sounds weird, it's true, i currently own a Samsung Focus and i love it, but It's only a litlle better than the original Galaxy S devices even though it came out like 4 months later. . so hopefully soon it'll catch up in the hardware race, because it has already won the Operating System race in one big leap, i think.
10. Axial (unregistered)
I feel like build-quality (and front camera) is the only real deal-breaker for most people. I knew that I wanted a WP7 device after I had tried it out in the store, but none of the offerings seemed up to par. The Surround was great in the hand, but was made too bulky by the useless speaker. The Quantum had a comparatively tiny screen and an unnecessary keyboard. The Trophy was only on Verizon (international version lacked US UMTS bands) and was my top pick, and the Arrive was on Sprint and also had an unnecessary keyboard.
The Focus is just a sad story. It's the best WP7 device feature-wise and spec-wise, but the build is the worst of the entire lineup, worldwide. It has nothing on the Captivate, from which it draws heritage, for feeling solid. This is the entire reason that I ended up buying the Omnia 7, despite no 850 MHz UMTS band. I feel like the unsubsidized price was worth it to have some peace of mind in the phone's construction and not get turned off by a chintzy plastic shell every time I pick up my phone.
As for internals, well, it's been established that WP7 does not require oodles of horsepower to perform well, and neither do most of its applications. We'll get to the dual core when Microsoft thinks that it has squeezed every ounce of performance out of the current platform. Same strategy they use with consoles.
7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Just as I've predicted. WinMo will hurt android's market share. It's already started.
11. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I don't see Android nor iOS are losing any marketshare to WP7 just yet. Those two are still on an upswing right now, while Nokia and RIM are in a serious downward spiral. About six months to a year after Nokia finally launches their WP7 devices and RIM launches QNX, we'll start to see some movement with the top two I'm sure.
8. Yuperdoodlesy0z (unregistered)
I work for AT&T I have a Moto Atrix but I switched back to a Focus today because MANGO is seriously AMAZING! WP7 is SO simple that anyone can use it, but it also has all of those thought out IN DEPTH features, minus FLASH :-( But at least I have gorrilla glass, expandable memory (limited), a dedicated camera button, and SUPER SUPER deep support with social networking like Facebook directly from the os, without need for crappy apps.
12. Thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I really wanted a successor to the samsung omnia 7
13. Axial (unregistered)
The Omnia W does leave a slightly sour taste in the mouth. Not enough aluminum, and a tacky chrome accented button. It also offers zero improvement over the Omnia 7. At least it generally looks good, though.