Yesterday’s dramatic news has left both HTC and Samsung without much to say, with both giving noncommittal responses to AllthingsD when approached for comment.
Microsoft’s Terry Myerson is quoted as saying:
"Acquiring Nokia’s Devices group will help make the market for all Windows Phones, from Microsoft or our OEM partners. We collaborate with our Microsoft hardware teams in the same way we partner with our external hardware partners… We look forward to building new products together that will provide valuable business opportunity for the ecosystem and enable OEMs."
Samsung however had no comment, while HTC said “We are assessing the situation and have no comment at this time.”
HTC is widely believed to be working on a Windows Phone version of the HTC One, and one wonders if those plans will still go ahead.
In an interview Joe Belfiore however insisted that there was room for more than Nokia.
“There’s certainly a wide, wide range of innovative things other companies [can do],” he said.
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