During an interview with eWEEK at IBM’s Lotusphere and Connect conference, HTC announced the company plans on integrating IBM enterprise applications into Android-powered HTC tablets and smartphones. IBM executives used HTC devices to demo new enterprise applications during the event. Executive Director Global Enterprise and Services at HTC David Jaeger talked to eWEEK about its push into the enterprise market:

“It’s only been really relatively recently that HTC has broken into the enterprise space. We’re driving toward that magic 100-million device number globally,” Jaeger said. “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 working closely with IBM to ensure its smartphones, tablets support the latest IBM business software, and security features, and with enterprises and third-party developers interested in deploying business applications on HTC’s latest hardware. HTC’s Director of Global Enterprise Operations and Strategy Will Ro told eWEEK the company hopes its stylus and pen recognition software Scribe would provide a level of precision for business apps not offered through touch-only devices:

“There’s a certain amount of precision with what you can do with the pen.  Our stylus is an active stylus.” 

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