An HTC executive told the press that Windows Mobile and Google Android based handsets can complement each other in the market. HTC CMO John Wang claims both platforms have their own merits and advantages, and stated HTC will continue to develop for both platforms:
Windows Mobile and Android handsets form separate ecosystems with their own merits and advantages, Wang explained. The former provide users with high performance, interoperability and a large library of applications, while the later give handset design companies and developers more flexibility, he detailed.
Some believe the success of Android handsets will rely on their open source platform. However, this is not true since Linux-based handsets have already been on the market for a while, Wang argued.
The key element is innovation, said Wang, noting that the T-Mobile G1 is being rolled by combining Google's Internet services, HTC's proven capability in smartphone manufacturing, and T-Mobile's telecom network resources.