HTC talks Windows Phone 7

PocketLint had the chance to chat with HTC‘s PR Eric Lin about the company’s Windows Phone 7 plans last week during Qualcomm’s UpLinq event in Sand Diego. Unfortunately nothing really new came out of it and it definitely looks (IMO) like HTC is kinda out of the loop when it come to WP7 development compared to Samsung and LG. As I’ve said many times before the OEM that has the most to loose with Microsoft’s new mobile OS is HTC because of the customization restrictions. Check some quotes after the break:

“I know that we’re working with Microsoft. I know that we have access to the OS, to the tools, so I have every reason to believe that we’re going to be there on day one”.

Doesn’t sound realy confident IMO…

“We won’t be able to change the core applications. We won’t be able to put a skin on top of the operating systems like we’ve done in the past,” said Lin.

“However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t do anything. We can add. We can’t cover, we can’t change, but we can add. So we’re going to look at how we can add, and how we can add value because of that.

“Even for the homescreen[Microsoft] is pretty prescriptive. But we can still add to the homescreen, so we can add our own tiles to that. It’s going to be a lot more adding than changing”.

Source: PocketLint