When HTC was turning out handsets like the HTC Touch Pro
, HTC Touch Diamond
, HTC Imagio
and the HTC HD2
(to name a few), all of those devices were powered by Windows Mobile. Eventually, HTC would manufacture the first Android handset (T-Mobile G1
) and the first Nexus phone (Nexus One
). For a while, HTC stuck with Android until it released the Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8)
While HTC is not giving up on Android, a job posting by Microsoft indicates that the manufacturer is returning to its roots once again. The software giant is looking for a Director of Account Management in Taipei, Taiwan. Microsoft says that this person will report to the Director of Device Sales in Shenzhen, China, and will be charged with leading "all aspects of sales and business development interaction with HTC."
The posting called HTC one of Microsoft's top third-party phone device partners. Originally published late last year, the posting says that the goal of the job is to "build product portfolio that highlight focused user scenarios around our Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft services combined with HTC’s devices, applications, and services."
"The team is seeking a Director of Account Management, located in Taipei, Taiwan to report to the Director of Device Sales in Shenzhen, China. In this global role, the Director is responsible for developing this dynamic and fast growing Ecosystem and Partnering with business groups and channel teams while sharing deep insight and strategic vision. The Taiwan ecosystem contains our global tier 2 ODM partners including ECS, Uniwill, Shuttle, Clevo in addition to tier 2 IDHs and SIs for which this person will manage. In addition, this person will lead all aspects of sales and business development interaction with HTC, one of our top 3rd party phone device partner accounts. Being the HTC AM will have a heavy emphasis on coordinated strategy development with OSG, Marketing, and OEM. Impact must be driven through senior executive levels up to and including CEO level with the goal to build product portfolio that highlight focused user scenarios around our Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft services combined with HTC’s devices, applications, and services."-Microsoft job posting
Since the date of that post, HTC has continued to release disappointing financials and co-founder/CEO Cher Wang has expressed HTC's excitement about VR
. Still, the company has an exciting 2016 planned, if recent rumors about it delivering a pair of Nexus handsets this year
is true. And perhaps there is even time for the company to churn out a Windows 10 Mobile powered handset.
HTC One (M8) for Windows