Aside from their wonderful line of good looking smartphones, HTC is probably known for some of the best looking home screen customizations in the industry. TouchFLO 3D takes its precedence on Windows Mobile while Sense is all the rage among Android, but a recent acquisition may take their next iteration into a whole new level. HTC announced today that they've acquired Abaxia which is a Paris-based company that specializes in home screen customizations for both handset manufacturers and wireless carriers. HTC CEO Peter Chou said, “HTC is committed to creating the best possible mobile experience for our customers today, tomorrow and into the future. The addition of Abaxia deepen and broaden our software development capabilities so that we can innovate at an even faster pace.” The minds behind these two companies can undoubtedly come up with some new and innovative ideas surrounding home screen customizations – as it's one of HTC's major specialties. Abaxia CEO Cedric Mangaud went on to say, “HTC and Abaxia have worked closely together in the past and our businesses complement each other well. We’re excited to be joining such a significant and emerging mobile brand.” Although Windows Phone
7 may lock out HTC from creating customizations for the platform, the fruits of this acquisition can probably seen in Android or Windows Mobile down the road.