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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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

It's likely nothing personal. Chip SoC makers (Qualcomm , Texas Instruments, nVidea) likely have limited resources to provide support for developing Windows RT tablets.

Its only the logical choice to chose OEMs who have proven track records of moving volume (ASUS, Samsung, etc.) over a relatively untested HTC.

HTC is however free to build a Windows 8 x86 tablet because that is a more established platform, and there is likely less R&D overhead in bringing one to market.

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