It was just the other day that Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring Nokia’s cellphone business. Of course since Nokia is hardly the only company that manufactures Windows Phone devices (there’s HTC, Samsung, Huawei, just to name a few), we’re sure some are wondering what these companies have to say about the deal. When reached out for a comment by AllThingsD, Samsung did not have anything to say, but HTC replied with a, “We are assessing the situation and have no comment at this time.”
Interestingly it had been rumored that HTC was considering a HTC One version with Windows Phone 8 on board, although another rumor had suggested that HTC would be moving away from the Windows Phone platform, although we’re not sure if it was because HTC had caught wind of the possible acquisition, or if the company just wanted to concentrate on the Android operating system. In any case Microsoft has since stated that the Windows Phone operating system would continue to be licensed out to other manufacturers, although with Microsoft now having the ability to manufacture their own smartphones and having access to Nokia’s patents as well, we’re not sure if other manufacturers will have much motivation.