Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation does not oppose the idea of licensing Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 operating system, the company has confirmed recently.
At the moment, HTC is mainly offering handsets powered by Google’s Android operating system or Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, but it is also looking for new opportunities to refresh its lineup.
According to mobiletoday.co.uk
, Graham Wheeler, director of product management for EMEA at HTC has confirmed that the company is not opposing the idea of loading RIM’s upcoming platform on its devices.
Of course, nothing has been settled down as of yet, but, should the platform prove a good option for HTC’s users, it could be loaded on new devices, Wheeler said when asked about the OS.
“I don’t have any knowledge but that is not to say we are not looking at it. But from my point of view we are not saying we are closed to a new operating system. We will review each one to make sure it’s the best for our customers,” Wheeler reportedly stated.
Last month, HTC unveiled to the world a new series of Android-based handsets, and it is expected to announce new ones this month.
Before the end of September, the handset vendor might also announce its first devices running under Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform
, although nothing has been confirmed on the matter for the time being.
However, Wheeler did say that HTC considers the new OS a great platform: “Windows Phone 8 is an incredibly exciting operating system. The ecosystem it has will lead us to create great products.”
HTC, once the largest provider of Windows Mobile smartphones and the first company to launch an Android-based device, is currently facing great challenges from rivals Samsung, Apple and Nokia.
However, the vendor appears very happy with how sales of its “One” series devices went this year, and is looking forward to launching more great products for its customers.