HTC doesn’t have any interest in an Asus acquisition, says the Taiwanese handset maker. According to HTC, it has not had any contact with Asus and will not even consider merging with them.
[blockquote author=”HTC”]We strongly deny the news. We didn’t contact Asusteck and will not consider the acquisition. As an international brand, HTC will continue to design world-class innovative smart devices through its pursuit of brilliance brand promise.[/blockquote]
In a statement posted to investors on its website, HTC says it is an international brand and will continue to make smartphones.
There you have it, HTC doesn’t want anything to do with an Asus merger. That is, as of today. This does not definitively rule out the possibility of such a deal with Asus (or anyone else) down the road.