HTC closely working with Microsoft for a Windows 10 device

On the sidelines of the India launch of HTC One M9+, the company's new flagship Android smartphone, in New Delhi earlier today, HTC shared that the company is closely working with Microsoft as Windows 10 shapes up to bring a new device to market.

HTC had launched the HTC One (M8) for Windows last year, a Windows version of their then current Android flagship. When asked about a Windows edition of the latest HTC One M9 +, Chia-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer at HTC, said that the company is closely working with Microsoft as they ramp up towards the release of Windows 10.

We'll see how the new version of the Windows operating system shapes up and where it fits in the HTC lineup.

Chang said that the company will be able to share more information about the next Windows smartphone by HTC by the end of second quarter or the beginning of third quarter this year.

HTC has had a love-hate relationship with Windows, and has launched several, well designed Windows Phone devices, yet taken several months between the successive launches and have almost ignored a marketing push for these devices. Not to mention the limited availability of the M8 with Windows Phone.

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Abhishek Baxi