Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Bloomberg: "Microsoft, which has tightly controlled the number of ARM-based devices it is supporting at first to ensure quality, opted not to work with HTC after initial discussions with the company, said two people familiar with the matter. The world's largest software maker decided HTC didn't have the sales volume needed and had less tablet experience than some of the other vendors it could choose to work with for the first round of devices, the people said." HTC was the first company to build a Microsoft-powered smartphone. Now, they're not allowed to build Windows 8 tablets.
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RE: Where does this leave Sprint?
by jnemesh on Thu 7th Jun 2012 15:06 UTC in reply to "Where does this leave Sprint?"
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Windows Phone is a end regardless of what handset you own or what carrier you are on, and decisions like this...locking out one of only a HANDFUL of companies that supported you when you were struggling, is NOT the way to build hype ahead of a major launch. There are plenty of Titan and Titan II customers who will probably leave the platform when they see this news and realize they can't ever have a tablet to match their phones.

Additionally, there will be plenty of others who are not directly affected who will be turned off by Microsoft's blatant favoritism towards some companies and at the same time snubbing others. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth supporting a company like this.

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