Microsoft: Just so you know. With us, it’s never off the table.
Motorola: (After Microsoft left) Damn it, it’s never off the table!
The on-again, off again relationship between Microsoft and Motorola took another twist with Motorolaâ€™s boss Sanjay Jha making the surprise statement that the company was looking for diversity in its smartphone portfolio.
"I’m open to it," Mr. Jha said. "I think I need diversity in our portfolio."
The â€œitâ€ Jha was talking about is releasing new devices using Microsoftâ€™s new Windows Phone 7 series OS.
This is quite a divergence from a statement made by a Motorola spokesperson at Mobile World Congress which reads:
"We value our long-standing relationship with Microsoft across Motorola and look forward to their next generation of Windows Mobile platform software for potential integration on future mobile devices. As we have continued to focus our investment on differentiated end-user experiences, that investment at this point remains largely focused on Android."
Motorola pointedly did not appear on the list of Microsoft partners releasing Windows Phone 7 products.
So, with Motorola and Microsoft on a break, will they eventually live happily ever after? Let us know your opinion below.
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