HTC to Make Phones More Music Friendly, Remove IR Port, and Possibly Use Symbian OS

Everyone knows I'm the resident HTC fanboy around here, so it's no surprise that I'm bringing you news that HTC is going to add more internal flash memory to its phones to make them more music-friendly. Whether they're going to do that by embedding an internal music player besides Windows Media Player or add some hardware music buttons, we don't know. They also said they were going to phase out the IR port in their phones in favor of other features.

HTC's CEO also says they could also expand to using Symbian OS in addition to using Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5. On the one hand, HTC probably doesn't want to put all their eggs in one Microsoft basket, but on the other hand, who really uses Symbian anymore?

HTC to add digital music to mobiles, will drop infrared [Mobility Today]