Android is the huge buzz these days, following on the heels of the Verizon Droid launch yesterday. HTC is the handset maker that was first on the Android train, and they have produced several models of phones bearing the Google OS. The company’s most impressive phone to date is not an Android phone, however, as the HD2 with the Snapdragon processor runs Windows Mobile 6.5. Rumors have swelled that HTC would be producing a version of the HD2 with Android, but HTC CEO Peter Chou put those rumors to bed in an interview with Forbes.
“We’re working hard on these kinds of products to get excitement about Windows Mobile back,”
“Technically, we could make the HD2 an Android phone, but I have to take care of Windows Mobile,” says Chou.
So no Android for the HD2, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the company didn’t produce something similar. They are no doubt feeling the squeeze in the Android space from Motorola and other companies producing handsets with the OS.