Despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Huawei will keep making Windows Phone devices. “We remain one of Microsoft’s strategic partners,” said Richard Ren, who heads up the company’s consumer unit in Europe.
There has been some analyst speculation that Microsoft’s Nokia deal would make other OEMs vary over making Windows Phones in the future but that apparently won’t be the case.
Shortly after the Nokia acquisition was announced, Microsoft executive VP Terry Myerson said that the company is able to both compete with and serve device makers as customers. “We have exciting ideas, and so do our OEM partners,” he said. “Our partners bring innovation, diversity and scale to Windows. I’m always thrilled by the beautiful new device designs our partners are continually bringing to market.”
Microsoft is not the only one doing this – Google has thus far managed to both sell Motorola phones and offer its platform to other companies…