HTC was barred from Windows 8 tablets
0. phoneArena 07 Jun 2012, 00:22 posted on
Last year, we had heard rumors of an HTC tablet running Windows 8 that would be on its way, but it looks like that may not come around because the relationship between HTC and Microsoft has soured and HTC is no longer getting access to Windows software...
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1. B3BLW29 (Posts: 236; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Personally don't care about love-hate relationship between MS and HTC but HTC devices are way over priced. Device quality n experience is great but I think HTC overrates its quality which finally translates into expensive devices.
2. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Kinda dumb because, IMO, HTC has built the best Windows Phone to date. But I can understand Microsoft not wanting some version of HTC Sense over their OS.
5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
No argument that HTC makes quality phones, but the point is the company's ability in the tablet market, which is still unproven.
13. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Good point, HTC still has much to prove in that area as do many producers of tablets as none really have made its stamp yet. With more competition, I think that will though.
21. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Yeah, but isn't Dell making a Windows 8 tablet? The Inspiron Duo was awful mainly because of what Dell did to the Windows 7 OS and the Streak Android tablets were mediocre to bad.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5150; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
This might be a blessing for HTC - not having to dump resources into an under-performing product launch. Maybe HTC can use the Windows dust-up to justify re-focusing its efforts on Android and only Android. At least with Android, HTC has an opportunity to make sales into a rather large market. With Win 8 tablets, HTC's market opportunity was speculative at best.
4. wendygarett (unregistered)
NO!!!! HTC YOU MUST LAUNCH WINDOWS TABLETS!!!
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
make a quad core s4 krait phablet to prove microsoft is wrong!!
15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I doubt Microsoft would allow a phablet WP device. Pretty sure 4.3" is the max phone size right now. Remember, Microsoft controls the chassis for WP.
18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3496; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not necessarily, the Titan is running WP and its screen is 4.7
20. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Not only the 4.7" on the Titan, but There are all kinds of rumors of a Galaxy Note for WP8 from Samsung. A Phablet style device for Windows RT is very possible.
7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1437; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
True, Microsoft makes money on Windows Brand. Whereas Google makes money on Android ads. So Microsoft can't risks someone would screw the windows homescreen.
8. Leo_MC (Posts: 384; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Tablets are stupid. The future, as Microsoft and Intel sees it, are powerfull ultrabooks that can also be used as a tablet.
I mean, why spend 5-800 euro on a bigger phone when you can buy a full feature notebook that can turn into a tablet and can use phone apps?
9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
all the other companies haven't shown W8 tablets... am I missing something here? all I've seen are hybrids... too much hybrids which are also expensive. i have this strange feeling it will overpopulate the market.
imo, there should be THE Windows tablet to rule them all... i'm counting on Nokia.
14. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
But even HTC is not experienced in making hybrids that have dual functionality (like tablet dock, etc). They need to step it up if they want to.
10. mercorp (Posts: 945; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Retribution for abandoning winmo for android?
11. bikingpadres (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
Could this be because of the playstation mobile partnership HTC made at E3? Playstation never disclosed if android would be the only os with the games.
12. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think its the latter of the two reasons. HTC just like many wants to customize their experience by adding their bloated touches. Windows 8 is not the place for that and disagreements there could easily shift that relationship. As an app we can choose to download thats fine but not something that should come standard, that is not what is desired by many.
16. Sangeet (Posts: 225; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
HP is making Windows 8 tablets because they sell a good amount of Windows computers. The reason that the touchpad didn't sell that good was because of the OS not the hardware or design, but with windows 8 they will rock..!!
17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5462; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
M$ is bunch of loosers. HTC sells lots of phones on Android OS and I'm pretty sure they sell plenty of tablets. Just to show you that not too MANY companies support MS MOBILE
19. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
HTC mango phones are great, there's no reason for them not to produce a better tablet but then they had to stick to MS's rule not to modify the METRO UI of W8 otherwise tey will be booted off in the tablet division.