Smartphone maker Motorola has claimed that it is interested in making a deal with Microsoft similar to the one it signed with Nokia for Windows Phone 7.
Speaking during the Oppenheimer Technology & Communications Conference, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha maintained that the company’s is focusing on Android for the time being but would not mind making Windows Phone 7 devices if it gets the right deal.
Microsoft shocked the world with it announced that Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia will be making Smartphones based on Windows Phone 7. Nokia is ditching Symbian to develop devices around Microsoft’s platform and is also getting truckloads of cash for it.
“I think we're completely open to the notion of Windows as a platform,” Jha said during the conference, but noted that “Clearly, all of our focus today is on Android.”
Jha further revealed that Motorola is going to bring out more global handsets during the second half of the year.
Jha said that the company will be evaluating the Windows Phone 7 platform to check whether it is a viable mobile ecosystem. The CEO also claimed that he does not believe that all the mobile platforms which are competing with Apple and Android, namely Windows Phone 7, webOS and BlackBerry OS, will be able to survive in the long run.