HTC Reconsiders Large-Screen Windows Phone 8 Market
December 17, 2012 10:01 AM
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Low-resolution screen support scraps HTC project
Rumors are circulating that HTC has scrapped a project that would produce a 5” or larger smartphone using the new Windows Phone 8 operating system. Apparently, HTC couldn’t justify going with the larger screen due to Microsoft’s strict screen resolution requirements.
While there are Android smartphones in that pipeline that support resolutions as
high as 1080p
, Microsoft has limited Windows Phone 8 to a maximum of 720p (for now).
source, HTC was looking to pick a fight with Samsung’s
Galaxy Note II smartphone
, which features a 720p display. By offering a 1080p competitor, HTC would have some bragging rights against Samsung’s offering. However, display parity wouldn’t do much for HTC, which has been
battered in recent months in the smartphone market
reports that HTC's decision will deliver a blow to Microsoft and its efforts to compete with Android in the smartphone market. Consumers wanting a large-screen smartphone will have no choice but to go with Android offerings if they are shopping from HTC.
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Forget Windows Phone
12/17/2012 8:49:02 PM
For anyone who wants the Windows Phone look, but wants it in Android, there is no need to buy WP. Appls like Launcher7 and Launcher8, along with additional apps like WP7Lock Pro, WP Notifications and so forth, can have your cake and eat it too.
I happen to like the looks and style of WP. But I can't stand the bullshit behind it; the morons controlling it. So I installed all of the above on my GS3 and...forget WP. Android is all about choice. Today it's a WP device with all of the goodness of Android. Tomorrow it might be an iOS device (genuine likeness with Espier Launcher). Then later on I may return to full-on stock Android.
I can do that with Android. I can't with WP.
"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins
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