HTC calls Nokia-Microsoft deal "a validation of what we’re doing”, promises more Windows phones

Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC for North America and Latin America has commented on the Microsoft/Nokia partnership to Seattle Times.

"Nokia’s following a similar lead to what HTC’s been doing, in not investing in our own platform, taking solid platforms and filling the gap to deliver a solid experience to the end user," he said, calling it "a validation of what we’re doing."

He did not however express any concern about the looming competition.

"I feel confident in what we’re doing," he said. "We’ve got a fresh brand that’s resonating with consumers."  It’s "one more competitor," he said.

He admitted that HTC would not have any new Windows Phones to show off at Mobile World Congress, but said several will be announced later in the year.

"Obviously Windows Phone 7 is a platform we’ve invested tremendously on" and "we’ll continue to support that," he said.

When asked if the Nokia deal would be good for Windows phone 7 he said "It broadens the ecosystem, which is good for everyone. We’ll see.”

Read more at Seattle Times here.

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