Huawei wants to work with Nokia and Microsoft to build a better Windows Phone

Huawei wants to work with Nokia and Microsoft to build a better Windows PhoneWe’re frankly sick of hearing about patent-related gripes. “He copied me.” “He copied me first!” Bugger off and build a phone with a 5,000mAh battery, you big kids.

This story, thankfully, couldn’t be further from such patent nonsense; we’re hearing that Huawei wants to work with Nokia and Microsoft to make Windows Phone a viable third smartphone OS force. Lovely.

That’s the good word over on Pocket-lint, with Huawei’s president of handsets, Kevin Ho, saying lots of vaguely encouraging stuff.

For example: "We do not want to fight with Nokia. We want to work together with Nokia and Microsoft to build a better Windows Phone platform.”

Kev is clearly a Windows Phone fan, but he realises the OS has a long way to go before it can challenge iOS and Android at the top.

He continues: "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."

Those sentiments recall recent words from Acer, though the Taiwanese were slightly less positive about things.

Allen Burnes, vice-president for Acer’s smartphones in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: "We are looking at Windows Phone 8, we think it's a great OS. The integration with Xbox is nice, the enterprise suite is nice, but I think no one knows about it.

“Where we are is, like many in the industry: Microsoft, we can't build your brand for you. My view is that Nokia's issue is they have to build their brand as well as Microsoft's brand.”

Earlier this week, we learned that Telefónica (O2’s dad) and Microsoft have ironed out some sort of deal to promote Windows Phone.

The press release declared: “With this arrangement Telefónica reinforces its commitment to improve the current balance of mobile operating platforms on the market, encouraging it to be more diverse and less of a duopoly.”

Maybe Elop and Ballmer were right to keep screaming "third ecosystem!"

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11 comments

Stelph  Jun. 29, 2013 at 17:08

I don't get it. What would huawei bring to the organisation that Nokia doesn't already do better?

AhmadCentral  Jun. 29, 2013 at 19:26

I don't get it. What would huawei bring to the organisation that Nokia doesn't already do better?

Chinese government spying equipment......

lcurdie / MOD  Jun. 29, 2013 at 20:53

I don't get it. What would huawei bring to the organisation that Nokia doesn't already do better?

Chinese government spying equipment......


Haha! I almost said "being Chinese". I suppose being master spies is one of the benefits.

nickkelly  Jun. 30, 2013 at 01:42

I don't get it. What would huawei bring to the organisation that Nokia doesn't already do better?

I think Huawei are just trying to put themselves in an advantageous position to buy out Nokia. There are lots of rumors that they want to take over Nokia, they have even said so themselves: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ced47926-d80f-11e2-b4a4-00144feab7de.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fcompanies_telecoms%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz2WShuyNnO

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 30, 2013 at 21:53

I don't get it. What would huawei bring to the organisation that Nokia doesn't already do better?

Chinese government spying equipment......


Bit of a lame joke considering the NSA's PRISM programme. 1 billion calls per day ;) ...and all that

AhmadCentral  Jun. 30, 2013 at 22:27

My joke was trying to tie that in. Saying they already have the USA side (microsoft) spying on windows phone so why not have the Chinese in on it too.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 30, 2013 at 22:36

My joke was trying to tie that in. Saying they already have the USA side (microsoft) spying on windows phone so why not have the Chinese in on it too. true. :p

Now they have bugged the EU, too... I think it's time the US stfu about China's spying programme.... Oh, look - a unicorn =>

http://thebooksmugglers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/unicorn.jpg

AhmadCentral  Jun. 30, 2013 at 22:49

The truth is that China isn't as bad as what the USA does. But no one will ever admit that.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 30, 2013 at 23:06

But I don't doubt that!!!

AhmadCentral  Jun. 30, 2013 at 23:16

But I don't doubt that!!!

SHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don't know who could be listening Jan!

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 30, 2013 at 23:27

Too late, trust me ;)

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