We have by now all seen how HTC intends to implement their Sense UI in Windows Phone 7, and its fair to say that, besides the eye candy, most people are not terribly impressed.
In an exclusive interview with FierceWireless, HTC CEO Peter Chou promised future versions would do better.
"Initially, we don’t have time to bring things on top of that," he said. "But over time we will innovate on top of that to provide some HTC experience."
"I don’t think we would do complete Sense UI on Windows Phone 7," he said. "However, I will say that we will innovate differently to improve the experience and to get some HTC unique and differentiated experience on Windows Phone 7 in the future."
An HTC spokesman clarified:
â€œIn the long term, with the Sense experience, we are looking for ways to enhance the user experience using HTC innovation. … Sense, by definition, is a way for HTC to improve the user experience in both big and small ways–which we will certainly work to do with Windows Phone 7 devices. But, if this does not include a fully revised user interface, that does not mean that it doesn’t have a form of the Sense experience–it may just be expressed in ways that do not include the interface."
Hopefully in the future HTCâ€™s Sense on Windows Phone 7 will improve the user experience in much the same way they did on Windows Mobile, with features such as USB Mass Storage mode and WIFI tethering, both features presently missing from Windows Phone 7.
Do our readers think HTC should engage in such low-level tinkering with Windows Phone 7, or should they wait for Microsoft to deliver? Let us know below.