Motorola would be “open” to using Windows Phone, particularly if it could get as good of a deal from Microsoft that Nokia go, CEO Sanjay Jha said at the Oppenheimer Technology & Communications Conference.
“I would have to consider whether defocusing from Android to Windows will be the right thing for us to do, but if the capabilities on Windows are such that that is the right thing for us, I think we will consider it,” Jha said, according to PC Mag.
While Motorola recently posted a loss, Jha has done a good job of giving the company a clear software path. Moto used to routinely have the worst software on phones but its focus on Android has provided some nice direction.
Motorola has previously said that it would skip Windows Mobile 6.5 and wait for the next version but we haven’t heard much in the way of a Microsoft, Motorola partnership. This move would give Microsoft and Windows Phone a handset maker with a strong presence in the United States.
The Windows Phone deal with Nokia involves Microsoft paying that handset maker billions to use the software and it’s only natural for Motorola to want in on that sort of thing. It also helps that Windows Phone Mango is pretty darn good and it should be a credible competitor to the iPhone and Android.
[Via PC Mag]