Despite making headlines as the maker of the first phone based on Google's Android platform, an HTC executive said the company will continue to support Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform.
"We will always have more flagship products on Windows Mobile," said Frederic Tassy, the CEO of HTC for France, according to an interview he gave with the French website Mobinaute. An HTC spokeswoman confirmed Tassy's comments and said that the Taiwan-based firm will continue to feature both Windows Mobile and Android devices. The news comes as no surprise as HTC is one of the world's largest Windows Mobile licensees, and was the first to bring a Windows smartphone to market, the Orange SPV, in 2002.
HTC has repeatedly said it will unveil at least two more Android phones this year, in addition to the already released Magic. It also has several Windows Mobile smartphones set to hit the market, including the Touch Diamond 2 and the Touch Pro 2.
In other Android news, rumors have popped up that T-Mobile USA will launch a Samsung-made Android phone in the near future, codenamed "Bigfoot." The UMTS/HSDPA phone is said to have a full Qwerty keyboard, 3-megapixel camera and 3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. The carrier recently said it will launch its second Android phone early this summer, though it did not give any further details.
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