HTC’s executive director Global Enterprise and Services David Jaegar stated,“We’re driving toward that magic 100-million device number globally. We see IBM as the gold standard for an enterprise partnership. We want to make sure if IBM is talking about Android or tablets, HTC is in the conversation.”
HTC is on the lookout for a unique year as they are on the verge of the 100-million device mark, there’s a feeling that the involvement with IBM will help them realise that landmark. It is speculated that HTC’s has planned to take over IBM’s apps and some of its encryption expertise to give a tough competition to Blackberry.
This teaming up is being viewded as HTC’s attempt to keep abreast with its contemporary,Samsung.