In what I put down to an error in communication, an article from AsiaOne about the future of smartphones has a very oddly worded, but interesting, statement:
Next year, Samsung will introduce 15 to 20 new smart-phone models using Android, Windows, and Brada operating systems. For every 50 smart phones using Windows, it will make 24 using Android and five using Brada.
If that quote is accurate, and not a misinterpretation or mistranslation, then Samsung is aiming to put out twice as many WP7 handsets as Android models. Which sounds a little suspicious…
While the article is specific to Thailand, HTC also sounds very gung-ho on WP7, saying
“We will be focused on both Android- and Windows Phone 7-based smart phones. These platforms have the biggest potential market. It is expected that by 2012, the combination of Android and Windows Phone 7 will represent a major part of the world smart-phone market.”