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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Personally, I wouldn't recommend an HTC phone OR the Motorola! BOTH companies lock the bootloader (at carrier request) so you can't tinker with your own phone! SOME phones get an official "unlock" through HTC, but not the new OneX (or Evo variant). Go with a Samsung, they are much better at keeping things open. If you want the pure stock Android experience without tinkering, go with a Nexus device, if you don't mind a "skin" on top of the OS, go with the new SGS IIIs that are rolling out this month. These new phones are WAY different than the crappy phones you have had experience with!

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