Things aren’t going too well for Windows Phone as key players doesn’t seem to be interested in adopting the operating system. We haven’t heard anything about any major players introducing a Windows Phone device, but that might change thanks to HTC.
The Taiwanese manufacturer has launched a high-end Windows Phone device in the past, the HTC One M8 for Windows, but other than that, they’re mostly about Android. However, if the job posting from Microsoft is to be believed, we may get to see a new Windows 10 Mobile handset from HTC in the near future.
The job posting says that Microsoft is looking for a Director of Account Management, located in Taipei, Taiwan who will report to the Director of Device Sales in Shenzhen, China. The listing doesn’t really mention anything about HTC introducing a Windows Phone device, but an extract says that the person in charge “will lead all aspects of sales and business development interaction with HTC”.
The posting says,
“In addition, this person will lead all aspects of sales and business development interaction with HTC, one of our top 3rd party phone device partner accounts. Being the HTC AM will have a heavy emphasis on coordinated strategy development with OSG, Marketing, and OEM. Impact must be driven through senior executive levels up to and including CEO level with the goal to build product portfolio that highlight focused user scenarios around our Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft services combined with HTC’s devices, applications, and services.”
HTC is going through tough times, but the company hopes to turn things around this year. HTC is expected to launch a flagship Android device later this year, but there’s a possibility that we may get to see a new Windows 10 Mobile handset carrying high-end specifications as well. There’s no confirmation from HTC about this so we advise our readers to take this with a pinch of salt.Further reading: HTC, Microsoft, smartphone, Windows 10 Mobile