HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang told the China's Economic Observer that the device manufacturer is considering purchasing a mobile phone operating system that it can use as its own. The possibility is there, but it is nowhere near becoming a reality. “We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse,” Wang said in an interview.
It may come as a surprise that a company which has seen so much success building devices with third-party operation systems (Android and Windows Phone) would be possibly seeking to obtain one of their own. However, if you follow recent trends of Nokia pairing off with Microsoft and Google buying Motorola Mobility, HTC might be looking for a little insurance that they won't be left out in the cold as a manufacturer with no OS. Even Samsung, whose bread and butter is Android and Windows devices has their own proprietary operating system, bada.
If HTC does decide to go the route of their own OS, it's still unlikely that they will completely drop the third-party ones that have rocketed them to the heights of the mobile phone market. Still, it might be cool to see a "HTC Sense" phone, or the acquisition of webOS by a company that could actually make it successful.