When Windows Phone 7 was announced, Microsoft had stated that the new OS wouldn’t support any custom UIs, just what Google intends to achieve with Android 3.0 Gingerbread. By doing this, Microsoft hoped to provide users with a consistent user experience and also allow fast OS updates across all manufacturers.
However, a few weeks back, we saw videos of the HTC Sense UI on Windows Phone 7. The Sense UI was expected to be launched with the first crop of WP7 devices by HTC.
Now again, the fate of Sense on WP7 seems uncertain. Peter Chou, HTC CEO mentioned in an interview that HTC will not offer the Sense UI on its first batch of WP7 phones. Eventually though, they do expect to bring a different Sense based UX to their Windows Phone 7 devices.
“Initially, we don’t have time to bring things on top of that. But over time we will innovate on top of that to provide some HTC experience.”
“I don’t think we would do complete Sense UI on Windows Phone 7. However, I will say that we will innovate differently to improve the experience and to get some HTC unique and differentiated experience on Windows Phone 7 in the future.”