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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MS is ditching HTC because it thinks that HTC do not have the volume of sales that they are expecting to push their tablets into the market

MS want a good volume of sales in the tablet market, so they decide to drop a potential OEM, forcing them to ship only competing OS software on their tablets.

Seems legit.

Edited 2012-06-07 10:39 UTC

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Nelson Member since:

They can ship Windows 8 x86 tablets.

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