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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You're right, it's that tight control that likely leads to the stability and responsiveness of the device. It's a trade-off, and one I'm willing to make when it means the difference between keeping a client satisfied or not. Speaking of, I just got a call from the same client my Admiral had hung up on several times last week, and the first thing she asked was "did you get your phone fixed?" That speaks volumes to me.

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