Press Release: BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress â€“ February 15, 2010 â€“ HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced plans to bring Microsoftâ€™s next generation of Windows Â® Phones, the Windows Phone 7 Series, to market later this year. The revolutionary new software offers a fresh approach to smartphones by bringing web content and applications together to create a phone experience that is very personal, relevant and connected. With this news, HTC builds on its Windows Phone leadership and extends its commitment to offering customers the most innovative mobile phone experiences available.
â€œWindows Phone 7 Series is a significant milestone for Microsoft, the industry and ultimately people looking to do more on their phones. HTC is working closely with Microsoft to bring the unique HTC experience that customers love,â€ said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC Corporation. â€œMicrosoft has clearly listened to feedback from people and brought a new, fresh approach to the smartphone experience that is beautiful, powerful and compelling.â€
Announced today at Mobile World Congress 2010, 7 Series offers a new approach to phone software, distinguished by smart design and truly integrated experiences that bring to the surface the content people care about from the web and applications. For the first time ever, Microsoft will bring together the Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience to the mobile phone, exclusively on 7 Series phones.
â€œPeople are moving faster than ever, juggling more priorities and turning to technology to manage it all. Windows Phone 7 Series simplifies common tasks by bringing together related content from the web, applications and services into a single view to make life easier,â€ said Andy Lees, senior vice president of Mobile Communication Business at Microsoft. â€œWe are pleased to work closely with HTC, a global leader in mobile phone technology and design, to bring new Windows phones to customers around the world.â€