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Mike Temporale
09-19-2007, 04:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20070919PB202.html' target='_blank'>http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20070919PB202.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;High Tech Computer (HTC) reportedly has landed ODM orders for Windows Mobile-based smartphones from Sony Ericsson, which will market the new smartphone in the second half of 2008, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. Volume shipments of the smartphone &ndash; Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile-based smartphone and HTC's first ODM orders from a first-tier handset vendor &ndash; are expected to top over one million units and to account for 10-20% of HTC's total shipments projected for 2008, said the paper.&quot;</em></p><p><img border="0" alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/500/spt/auto/1190207194.usr3.jpg" /></p><p>Here's some interesting news for everyone.&nbsp; If it's true, this could mark&nbsp;huge win for Windows Mobile and HTC. I'm sure we won't hear any confirmations on this for a while, but it sure is a nice thought and I'll be looking forward to the handsets they release.&nbsp; What are your thoughts on this?</p>

09-19-2007, 04:43 PM
Very interesting news considering SE bought part of Symbian 6 months ago (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/07/sony_ericsson_buys_uiq/).

I wonder if its true. I certainly loved my SE P900 smartphone. It was way ahead of its time - both in features and usability. The features on SE's non-smartphones are usually excellent too.

Jason Dunn
09-19-2007, 05:24 PM
Well that's sure interesting news if it's true - Sony Ericsson phones have always had a nice feel to them, and it's certainly always good to have another player in the space. Must be kind of weird for them though to be working with a partner who also competes with them? :confused:

Rocco Augusto
09-19-2007, 05:51 PM
I pray that they don't use HTC's camera technology because the last thing we need is another grainy camera that takes extremely washed out photos. The last few SE "smartphones" I played with had great camera and LED flashes so I'm actually excited by this announcment

09-20-2007, 07:30 AM
Now that's interesting. The only thing that made me switch from Sony Ericsson was that it didn't have Windows Mobile. I am really looking forward to this one.
And numbers like 10%-20% share of HTC's all mobile devices scares me (in a good way, though). I wonder how many SE MODELS does that mean.

Mike Temporale
09-20-2007, 02:05 PM
And numbers like 10%-20% share of HTC's all mobile devices scares me (in a good way, though). I wonder how many SE MODELS does that mean.

My guess is 1. I would expect SE to test the waters with a single device to start. Just like Palm did, and then branch out if it's successful.