It is no secret that HTC, once the darling of Android and smartphone manufacturers, is experiencing difficult times. Samsung is wiping the floor with them in the Android marketplace where differentiation is critical but difficult to achieve. In a recent interview with Mobile Today, HTC’s director of product management for EMEA said this when asked about licensing BlackBerry 10:
"I don’t have any knowledge but that is not to say we are not looking at it. But from my point of view we are not saying we are closed to a new operating system. We will review each one to make sure it’s the best for our customers."
We have heard many rumors and denials about Samsung licensing BlackBerry 10 but even RIM said they are not really vying for it until they launch their own BlackBerry 10 devices. Still it would be interesting to see possibly trying their hand at BlackBerry devices though that would lose the tight integration of software and hardware RIM is known for. What do you think?