Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC
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Microsoft is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost, people with knowledge of the matter said, evidence of the software maker's struggle to gain ground in the mobile market.

Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, asked HTC last month to load Windows Phone as a second option on handsets with Google's rival software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Myerson discussed cutting or eliminating the license fee to make the idea more attractive, the people said. The talks are preliminary and no decision has been made, two people said.

I hope HTC and every other Android OEM flips Microsoft the bird. The shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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RE: HTC will do it
by bnolsen on Mon 7th Oct 2013 04:53 UTC in reply to "HTC will do it"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

The htc one competes directly with the samsung galaxy s4. The htc one doesn't have a iser replacable battery or the ability to take a microsd and it has a much lower res camera. So for the same price with a lesser name and missing features color me shocked if htc loses hands down when its on the shelf right next to the galaxy. HTC failed because of poor product development, they didn't fail because of android.

Edited 2013-10-07 04:54 UTC

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RE[2]: HTC will do it
by lemur2 on Mon 7th Oct 2013 05:25 in reply to "RE: HTC will do it"
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2007-02-17

The htc one competes directly with the samsung galaxy s4. The htc one doesn't have a iser replacable battery or the ability to take a microsd and it has a much lower res camera.


I happen to have a HTC One Sv which does have a microsd slot and a replaceable battery. It is also 25% cheaper than a Samsung Galaxy S4.

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RE[3]: HTC will do it
by bnolsen on Mon 7th Oct 2013 21:18 in reply to "RE[2]: HTC will do it"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Just checking hard numbers online, it seems like in the first 2 months the galaxy s4 roughly outsold the HTC One by 4:1. Apparently this was one indication of HTCs performance.

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RE[2]: HTC will do it
by kurkosdr on Mon 7th Oct 2013 11:50 in reply to "RE: HTC will do it"
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2011-04-11

The htc one competes directly with the samsung galaxy s4. The htc one doesn't have a iser replacable battery or the ability to take a microsd and it has a much lower res camera. So for the same price with a lesser name and missing features color me shocked if htc loses hands down when its on the shelf right next to the galaxy


And all of these would be tolerable in the name of "omg fashion" if the camera wasn't flawed like producing weird colors.

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RE[2]: HTC will do it
by Dano on Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:44 in reply to "RE: HTC will do it"
Dano Member since:
2006-01-22

HTC One has some badass speakers though, the screen looks nicer than the S4's, the construction is mostly metal and no TouchWiz on board...that might be valid reasons why people consider it.

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