HTC’s CEO disses iPhone, calls Microsoft their “strongest partner”

We have probably put up the above video earlier, but I wanted to highlight some statements made by Peter Chou at the HTC HD2 launch event in Taiwan again.

Peter Chou started started by calling Microsoft their strongest partner, and said HTC remained committed to working together to make Windows Phone a success.  The also mentioned, contrary to previous reports, that both HTC and Microsoft worked together the capacitive screen support in the device.

While it may often feel HTC is working on its own almost in opposition to HTC, the reality is that a lot of the work of the Windows Mobile division at Microsoft is supporting OEMs in their ambitions, and a lot would not be possible without Microsoft’s support.