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HTC may be losing interest in Windows Phone

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Aug 2013, 09:23

In the U.S., Windows Phone numbers may not be all that impressive, but globally the platform is still growing at a very respectable clip. In the recent numbers that showed Android with 80% of the global market, it also showed Windows Phone with about 9%, which was a solid increase from last year when the platform had 5.6%. Still, a new report says that HTC may not want to keep going with WP...

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posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:40

14. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1584; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I predict they will make one model of the Windows 8 smart phone and that's it. I just hope they base it on their high end smartphone gear because the GDR3 updates allow windows *
smart phones to use all the high tech smart phones can have. no more Will windows smart phones using just MID tech gear

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:41

15. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Won't be missed got other companies getting on wp as the update for better screen resolution and apps come out

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:42

16. veer.d (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)

microsoft is responsible for OEMs pulling back to windows rt and wp8 because they are too slow in comparison to google speed of developedment.
by the way htc sucks with both wp8 & android.
putting nokia's HAAC chip on htc one can't save them

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 11:03

17. mohit9206 (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

HTC should have made more budget WP8 devices like Lumia 520,620 etc.If you don't have budget devices you will fail.Similarly HTC doesn't have any budget devices in the Android either.So they failed even there.Not at all surprised.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 11:14

18. Shrihari (Posts: 102; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

actually HTC has woken up and has understood the fact that there is no future in struggling os like windows with shiity developer like ms...instead if they design more devices like htc one and market them properly i'm sure they will have great demand in market...and on other hand nokia will keep dying asking people to switch to lumias...(great phones with worst( sorry immatured)OS)

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 12:12

24. Sondae (Posts: 291; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

HTC is known for making Android phone aside from that HTC is losing money and its a gamble to put money in Windows.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 12:31 1

29. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Agreed but at the same time you don't want to put all of your eggs in one basket. Keeping both platforms gives them flexibility to fall back on if one platform under-performs.

HTC just released the 8XT on Sprint which is a great phone and carries over some of the HTC ONE features into WP such as Beats Audio Boomsound dual front speakers. They just need to put more effort into a high end WP flagship to compete with the top Lumias.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 12:23 1

28. taojj (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)

HTC should bring HTC ONE design to windows platform. It will become a huge hit and will benefit both HTC as well as windows o.s.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:43

45. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

now that would be awesome if they do that

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 12:43

30. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Why would HTC want to be apart of Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft favoring Nokia? It just isn't profitable.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:07

31. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

HTC sees the writing on the wall. Nokia is WP8. Anyone else is an also-ran. They're better off focusing on marketing the One and One Max and pouring their R&D budget into the next generation.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:35

32. zennacko (Posts: 237; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

I wish they could think about some things that would benefit all kinds of users... I think that android and WP doesn't require different processor architectures to run, if that's true,.why not some dual-boot phones, or at least some dual-OS version phones (which is not the same of dual-boot! dual OS would be something like: "Buy HTC One, Choose between Android w/ Sense, Google Edition, or Windows Phone 8 versions!")

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:40

34. zennacko (Posts: 237; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

That way everyone would be happy, and in case of high stocks of an unwanted version, all they'd need to do is flash the ROM and install other OS on them.
After all, some people would love to see a Xperia Z, GS4, HTC One powered by WP8. And I think WP should leave that "colorful phone" side and start going for businessman-like phones as well, because I couldn't imagine someone serious, let's say, Donald Trump, pulling a purple phone from his pockets lol
WP can remain colorful (because its colors sell pretty well) but they should integrate the system into "more serious" and stylish phones, such as the Z, GS4, and One.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:38 3

33. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Nokia is the best Windows Phone.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 15:09

40. lyndon420 (Posts: 5020; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Good move. Best to stay where the money is...Android.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 19:46

41. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I support this theory if true.

Should have made 8x a budget Android phone.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 19:48

42. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

After all, Nokia is a future division of Microsoft, HTC would be subject to all sorts of hoops for diminishing returns at best.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:43

44. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Now HTC sees that WINDOWS OS isn't selling well. SONY was the only company next too Motorola never making aWindows Phone because they see lack of sales.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 11:07

49. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

htc was once the best in android and the best in wp....

how low they have fallen


releasing great but half assed phones

8gb non expandable, no removable battery?

that is a slap in the face of consumers

if you are not giving at least 32gb internal then it has to be expandable

if you dont get a full days battery life then you have too make it removable

htc cut too many corners and compromised their devices

nobody can recommend them no matter how good and pretty they are

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