While talking to Reuters, Samsung announced that Android phones would be their big push, and WP7 would only get a passing glance. Ouch. “We are Prioritizing our Android platform. Android is very open and flexible, and there is a consumer demand for it,” said YH Lee, head of marketing at Samsung Mobile. As for Windows Phone 7, “there is still some professional, specialized demand there.”
At least we can take some small solace that we’re not Nokia, as “we are not seeing visible demand for Symbian.”
I think we all understand that Microsoft will have an uphill battle with WP7, given the current state of the market, and getting major manufacturers on board is a key part of that. Having a company produce only one or two WP7 phones while making dozens for other platforms is less than ideal.