In a bid to turns its flagging fortunes around, it now appears that HTC may focus completely on Android. According to Digitimes, Nokia’s domination of the Windows Phone 8 space may see HTC “drift away” from Microsoft’s platform. The wording suggests that HTC will not immediately stop launching Windows Phone 8 devices but that it will gradually reduce its support for the platform and eventually drop it entirely.
HTC was once Microsoft’s number one vendor for Windows Phone smartphones and Windows Mobile devices before that. Since those heydays, HTC’s Windows Phone 8 market share has shrunk to less than 5 percent. Nokia is now the dominant force with an 80 percent market share with Samsung in second place.
Among the devices still in reported development are a new Windows Phone 8 smartphone based on the HTC One along with the HTC Tiara, a mid-range device with a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch WVGA (800×480 / 217PPI) Super LCD2 display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage.
This latest rumour follows one that other manufacturers are also looking at putting their own Windows Phone 8 smartphone plans on ice given Nokia’s domination and overall poor sales.
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Source : Digitimes