Big Thorsten Heins has been quite open about the possibility of BlackBerry 10 being licensed out to other OEMs. To be honest, my reaction has always been: ‘Who would bother?’
Well, finally my question has been answered, as HTC says it’s considering BlackBerry 10. Sort of.
As reported on Mobile Today, Graham Wheeler, a director of product management for HTC, says the Taiwanese manufacturer isn’t not considering BlackBerry 10. Uhm, that’s almost the same thing, I guess. Ahem.
Wheelbot tells MT: “I don’t have any knowledge but that is not to say we are not looking at it. But from my point of view we are not saying we are closed to a new operating system. We will review each one to make sure it’s the best for our customers.”
Personally, I don’t think it’s a particularly bad idea. As I observed recently, Samsung are very much the darlings of Android, while Nokia is the key Windows Phone player. Sucks to be HTC.
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Couldn’t care less? Of course, there’s nothing to stop HTC firing out a couple of BlackBerry 10 handsets (maybe one with a keyboard, one without) and seeing what happens. Do it, do it, do it!