We’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!"