HTC waiting for Apollo for next wave of WP7 handsets, HTC Titan 2 coming to other LTE markets outside US

titan2-011HTC has spoken to Pocket-lint about their Windows Phone plans.  They have just concluded their MWC 2012 press conference, where they revealed a number of new Android handsets, but did not speak about Windows Phone at all.

They confirmed to Pocket-lint that they will not be releasing new hardware until the release of Apollo.

"For Windows Phone we haven’t decided on the branding yet, but you will see a new range of Windows Phones from us when Microsoft release their new Apollo operating system," Kouji Kodera, HTC’s chief product officer told Pocket-lint.

Last year HTC released the HTC Titan as a high end play, the HTC Radar as a mid-range handset and this year the HTC Titan II for AT&T’s LTE network in USA. It appears like 2010-2011 they will be refreshing their Windows Phone range only once per year, which will likely lead to flagging sales as the phones age in the market.

Kodera did however confirm that the HTC Titan 2 will be coming to other LTE markets outside of USA. With LTE trials starting in numerous locations in Europe this is pretty good news, but interestingly Kodera mentioned Australia as one of the countries specifically who will be receiving the handset.

HTC has recently been overtaken by Nokia as the biggest Windows Phone OEM, and it is likely with this strategy they will become increasingly marginalized unfortunately.

Via Pocket-lint.com

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