When HTC dissolved Dashwire's original service just months after acquisition, many wrote off the smaller company; it all but disappeared from the limelight, even with its early cloud sync service still in action. Rather than relegate Dashwire to the oblivion traditionally associated with takeovers, though, HTC is staging a comeback. It's relaunching Dashwire to help carriers get customers up and running on a new smartphone, including contacts and a customized look. Details are short, but the revived service won't be HTC-exclusive: Dashwire will support "leading" Android device makers. While the company's return to form will depend on successful sales pitches at Mobile World Congress, it at least stands a chance of being more than just a footnote.
HTC Relaunches Dashwire to Help Mobile Operators Simplify the Smartphone Experience
Dashwire working with mobile operators around the world
Seattle, WA February 22, 2012 - Dashwire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HTC
Corporation, announced today that it has been re-launched to offer mobile operators
software solutions that simplify the smartphone user experience. Dashwire's
technology has made it easier for millions of consumers to set up, personalize and
use their new smartphones across leading Android device brands.
"Dashwire has proven its ability to deliver innovative software solutions on a large
scale," said Fred Liu, president of engineering & operations at HTC. "We look
forward to supporting Dashwire's efforts to implement their charter with operator and
OEM partners worldwide, which we believe will ultimately benefit the entire mobile
device ecosystem, including HTC and our shareholders."
Dashwire has been working with operators in the U.S. and Europe, and is now
growing its global portfolio through efforts at Mobile World Congress and beyond.
Dashwire CEO Peter Polson added "We're not simply selling software, we're relaunching
as an initiative to build a movement, making smartphones more
accessible and useful for millions - if not billions - of people."
Mobile operators and smartphone manufacturers can contact the Dashwire team