HTC: Upcoming Google Android Q4 '08, and Windows Mobile 7 phones Q1 '2009

Meraj Chhaya reports that over at the HTC Touch Diamond launch in South Africa, Kevin Chen, General Manager of HTC for MEA and CIS gave an in-depth explanation on the innovations that the Touch Diamond brings, Chen told me that HTC is planning to unveil a device with Google Android Operating System by Q4 of this year, […]

Meraj Chhaya reports that over at the HTC Touch Diamond launch in South Africa, Kevin Chen, General Manager of HTC for MEA and CIS gave an in-depth explanation on the innovations that the Touch Diamond brings, Chen told me that HTC is planning to unveil a device with Google Android Operating System by Q4 of this year, and a Windows Mobile 7 by Q1 of next year, atleast that’s what’s on the planned release schedule from HTC.

HTC has a Google Android-powered device ready-ish and they are very confident that it should be out in the market by the end of this year. On the Microsoft side, HTC doesn’t seem to sure when the phone will be announced, but only when it should be announced, in other words, they aren’t sure of what’s happening with the Windows Mobile 7 product but they are hoping it gets to the market early next year. AWg has already leaked a roadmap which states that a Windows Mobile 7 device should be announced on their side by the end of this year.