HTC has confirmed that it is working closely with Microsoft on a new device that will be powered by the software giant’s upcoming Windows 10 platform. The news comes just days after HTC launched its new One M9 smartphone in markets around the world.
HTC confirmed it was working with Microsoft at an event in New Delhi today, where it announced the launch of the new One M9+ — a slightly bigger, and in many cases slightly better, version of the One M9 — for India.
What’s unclear for now is whether HTC’s Windows 10 device will simply be a One M9 or One M9+ running Microsoft software — like last year’s One M8 for Windows, which was essentially exactly the same as the original Android version as far as hardware is concerned.
“When asked about a Windows edition of the latest HTC One M9 +, Chia-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer at HTC, said that the company is closely working with Microsoft as they ramp up towards the release of Windows 10,” Windows Central reports.
Chang promised that HTC would reveal more about its next Windows smartphone by the end of the second quarter, or early in the third quarter, of 2015 — but for now, this is all the company is willing to tell us.