Taiwan-based and always well informed Commercial Times today reported, that HTC (High Tech Computer) has received ODM orders for Windows Mobile-based smartphones from Sony Ericsson (you know - the guys behind Symbian-based UIQ), which will market the new smartphone in the second half of 2008. Volume shipments of the smartphone - Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile-based smartphone and HTC's first ODM orders from a first-tier handset vendor - are expected to top over one million units and to account for 10 - 20 % of HTC's total shipments projected for 2008, the Commercial Times said.
HTC stocks jumped 4 % after the news revealed.
Okay, this is just a rumor so far and I'm somewhat skeptical, that a shareholder of Symbian could jump the Windows Mobile bandwagon as well but who knows? Sony Ericsson entrance to the Windows Mobile world would definitely help to see stylish and functional smartphones - running Windows Mobile.Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Mobile OS, HTC, Smart Phone, PDA, ODM, Rumor