This is pure rumor, but the::unwired is reporting that Tawain’s Commercial Times is stating that HTC will be the ODM partner to manufacture Sony Ericcson’s Window Mobile headsets, with volume shipment to begin in the second half of 2008. Commercial Times is also claiming that Sony Ericcson’s order will account for 10-20% of HTC’s total shipment.
Clearly this is rumor as Sony Ericcson is one of the major players and stakeholders of Symbian OS. In addition, Sony Ericcson has traditionally used the UIQ interface on top of its high-end smartphones. Anything could happen and if Sony Ericcson comes to the Windows Mobile camp, one thing is for sure: great handsets, amazing design, and for once maybe we’ll get some decent cameras with Xenon flashes!