When it comes to Windows Phone devices, there aren’t as many players compared to Android. You have Nokia, the main player, and other manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei, and ZTE just to name a few. In a market with a few players, it could mean that each company would have a bigger slice of the pie, and at the same time it could mean that if companies decide to band together, they would be able to dominate a larger portion of the market, and it seems that Huawei’s strategy might be leaning towards the latter. While Huawei is technically a competitor of Nokia when it comes to Windows Phone devices, the company spoke to the folks at Pocket-Lint, claiming that instead of fighting with Nokia for market share, they’d rather work together.
According to Huawei’s president of the handset product line, Kevin Ho, “We do not want to fight with Nokia. We want to work together with Nokia and Microsoft to build a better Windows Phone platform […] Compared to Android, Windows Phone is difficult to sell. Most people like Android, they are familiar with Android, but they need time to accept Windows Phone and make it familiar.” This is actually a pretty interesting statement as earlier in June it was reported that Huawei was open to the idea of acquiring Nokia, although that statement was quickly denied shortly after. In any case what do you think? Should manufacturers of Windows Phone devices work together rather than against each other to battle the might of iOS and Android in the market place?