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HTC: We'll always back WinMo over Android

HTC: we still love you, WinMo
HTC: we still love you, WinMo

The CEO of HTC for France, Frederic Tassy, has been chatting mobiles recently, and released the interesting news that the company still rates Windows Mobile over Android.

This news comes despite the company making both the first and second Android handsets, as well as possibly the fourth and fifth being announced at an event later this month.

Tassy said to Mobinaute: "We will always have more flagship products on Windows Mobile," which clearly shows the company believes Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7 will fix the problems inherent in WinMo 6.1, especially on a touchscreen.

Bigger than Android

He also pointed to the HTC Touch HD as the company's best-selling device, despite the powerful sales of the G1 and the Magic, which shows some people still love Microsoft's platform.

He also maintained that people would tire of the iPhone soon, stating that "[mobile operators] want something else now, I can assure you".

He ended the interview by confirming that he thought the idea of an Android powered netbook is an interesting one, but not an avenue HTC will be going down, despite Taiwanese neighbours Asus and Acer bringing such a product.

Via Mobinaute (translated)

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.