Taiwan based Handset Manufacturers Shunning WP7?

While Windows Phone 7 (WP7) was just launched a few days ago, word is going around that Taiwan-based handset manufacturers have shifted R&D investment to Android for two to three years, and as such, most of them are unwilling to invest in Windows Phone 7 since Android already has a large existing global market share and development potential. Let’s not forget that Android is also an open platform while WP7 requires a license fee. As Microsoft is unlikely to reduce the WP7 licensing rates, there is a possibility that only two or three of Taiwan’s handset makers will get involved in WP7. Speculation is that HTC might take up as much as 70-80% of the global WP7 market, followed by Samsung and LG. The Taiwanese manufacturers include companies such as Foxconn, Compal Communications, Pegatron Technology, Qisda, Inventec, Inventec Appliances, and Arima Communications.

This article was filed in Homepage > Cellphones and was tagged with foxconn, taiwan and Windows Phone 7.
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