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Huawei reaffirms commitment to Windows Phone

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Huawei reaffirms commitment to Windows Phone
One of the more interesting questions surrounding Microsoft's decision to purchase Nokia for $7.17 billion concerned how the other hardware partners in the Windows Phone ecosystem would take the news. Nokia already controls somewhere between 80 and 90 percent of the Windows Phone ecosystem, so there isn't much room available for others.

But, that's not discouraging Huawei. Richard Ren, the head of Huawei's consumer unit in Europe said on the matter:
We will continue to develop devices running Windows Phone, and launch more products. We remain one of Microsoft's strategic partners.

Unfortunately, that's all the information we have right now. Huawei has done some interesting things in the Android world, especially with its 6-inch Ascend Mate. With the size limits about to disappear from Windows Phone, and phablets on the way starting with Nokia's Lumia 1520, it Huawei could make some cool devices given the chance. 

China has been a big market for Windows Phone (mostly because the Nokia Lumia 520 is a big seller), and Huawei (theoretically) can help to drive that push. Huawei doesn't have much brand recognition in the U.S., but it has had success in its homeland of China. 

source: WSJ

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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:00 7

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Sweet!!! More choices :-)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 02:01 2

3. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

That's a good stand considering Microsoft and Nokia works as one.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 03:14 2

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

That's cool.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:23 1

5. solomonsteve (Posts: 76; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)

Good decision from Hauwei

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