HTC affirms commitment to Sense on WP7, still vague on what that means

While "Sense 3.0" on Windows Phone 7 is a bit underwhelming (although that weather update helps), HTC is still interested in developing it further for our new OS. What exactly that means is anyone's guess because evidently, they're not talking.

In an interview with Forbes, HTC's head of UX, Drew Bamford said the following about Sense and WP7:

We have a good relationship with Microsoft so we’re continuing to work with them to figure out how to enable a Sense experience without breaking their model...Our expectation is that we will be able to do more over time.

Well, maybe even they don't know. But from an earlier report, HTC did talk about how they "...will innovate differently to improve the experience and to get some HTC unique and differentiated experience on Windows Phone 7 in the future." Once again vague.

So we'll continue to wait but to be honest, while we dig their mini-apps, we're not looking to replace our new UI anytime soon. But hey HTC, we'll see what you can do.

Source: Forbes

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.