MWC: HTC still to make Windows Phones, new line will feature Apollo

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HTC may be pushing more and more Android phones, but it will still have its fingers on the other mobile OS, Windows Phone. The company has recently confirmed to two different media sources that it will continue making phones with the Microsoft-backed OS, despite HTC’s overall financial woes with tough competition with Samsung and Apple.

The mobile maker’s CEO, John Wang, told TechCrunch that the company will not give up on the OS – despite the news being made at MWC by HTC was the launch of its Android-powered HTC One series. Telling reporter Ingrid Lunden, Wang said “Today, the news happened to be Android, but we have not given up on Windows Phone.”

But when will HTC make new Windows Phones? Well, Pocket-Lint has said that the company told them that it will release new devices when Windows Phone 8 (Codename: Apollo) emerges later this year.

“For Windows Phone we haven’t decided on the branding yet, but you will see a new range of Windows Phones from us when Microsoft release their new Apollo operating system,” Kouji Kodera told the website.

HTC was the first pick by Microsoft for its relaunch into the mobile sphere, replacing the long-struggling and tired Windows Mobile OS. Now, Microsoft has found a better partner for the OS – Nokia, and quickly the Lumia line has proven to be popular, topping 1 million already despite a small launch in Europe in late October.

Nokia even managed to take the crown from HTC despite only being in the market for one quarter. So, what does HTC have up its sleeves? We’ll wait and see.

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