TechRadar attended a ZTE briefing earlier today where Wu Sa, Director of mobile device operations for ZTE UK, provided some insight on ZTE developing for Windows Phone 7. Wu Sa was straight forward and clarified that there should be no doubt about ZTE producing for Windows Phone 7, but that production will come when demand for WP7 is good.
“Our platform strategy is not driven by particular technological development; it’s purely driven by market demand so we cherry-pick technology to support that.” Wu Sa told TechRadar
Wu Sa continued saying that currently ZTE focuses on the Android platform because the market need is good, but they have been closely monitoring Windows Phone 7. At the moment ZTE does not see that same demand with the Windows Phone 7 platform. ZTE is currently the world’s 5th largest handset manufacturer seeing tremendous revenue within the past few years. It would be of great benefit to have ZTE join the ranks of other great manufacturers for Windows Phone 7.
How soon do you think ZTE will finally decide to produce for the WP7 platform? Perhaps when Nokia and other manufacturers release more devices (hopefully) later this year, then ZTE will finally take the bite.