A report from Bloomberg has indicated that the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC may not be producing any Windows 8 tablets as Microsoft has deemed the company as not having enough experience to make these devices.
The sources in the report who cannot be named say that HTC will be barred from making the first lot of Windows 8 RT tablets with the operating system specifically designed to run on tablets. The reason behind this ban is down to HTC wanting to make a Windows 8 tablet but with a customised home screen which it does with Android tablets that have Sense. Microsoft has rejected this and HTC are no longer in the frame for making Windows 8 tablets.
This report comes after HTC revenues had dropped by 35 percent in April. It has caught the attention of Microsoft as the company is concerned that HTC do not sell many devices or lack the experience in making them.
HTC is known for producing Android smartphones but has had less success with its tablet offering, the HTC Flyer. HTC and Microsoft have teamed up before producing the HTC 7 Trophy and Hero that had the Microsoft mobile operating system.
A HTC spokesperson said to Bloomberg that the company will be supporting the next versions of Windows but declined to comment on any particular product. Currently, the companies that are likely to offer Windows 8 tablets includes Asus, Acer and Samsung.
Published on Monday 11 June 2012 @ 10:04:16 by ANDYW
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