According to The Next Web and WMPoweruser, HTC are looking at solidifying their spot in the Windows Phone 7 market with two new handsets from the Taiwanese giant. The first is the HTC Eternity, which packs a huge 4.8-inch AMOLED display, running on the Mango edition of WP7. It’ll possibly come with an 8-megapixel camera which is capable of taking wide-angle shots, which is cool, yeah? It’ll also come with a microHDMI port. The second device (dubbed the HTC Omega) is a cheaper phone, with a similar camera to the Eternity and comes with a much smaller 3.8-inch display. Both devices are rumoured to use a 1.5GHz processor.
As well as announcing these two devices, HTC have spoken to Reuters, stating that they are not perturbed by the Nokia-Microsoft partnership. Instead, they are rather spurred on by the deal. HTC Europe head Floria Seiche said that ‘with a new player entering, it should actually help to elevate the relevance of that platform…we actually feel that we should be able to benefit.’ This could only mean good news for HTC as more awareness of the platform equals higher attention to any devices running on the platform.
It will be interesting to see how the WP7 market pans out once Nokia is fully established in it, as well as how Nokia’s entrance to the game will affect competition between Nokia, HTC and other major suppliers.