HTC Scraps Plans for Large Windows Phone 8 Devices Bloomberg

Due to the lack of support for full HD resolution in WP8

By Ionut Arghire on December 17th, 2012 18:31 GMT

Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation won’t bring to the market a Windows Phone 8 device featuring a large screen anytime soon, it seems.

The company unveiled earlier this quarter an Android-based 5-inch smartphone, the HTC J Butterfly (aka DROID DNA), but will not launch such a device running under Microsoft’s mobile OS.

The main reason for that, according to Bloomberg, is the fact that Windows Phone 8 does not feature support for full HD resolution, but limits it to a maximum of 1280 x 768 pixels (WXGA).

Given this limitation, HTC felt that such a smartphone would not be competitive enough and decided to cancel plans on building one.

HTC was one of the first companies in the world to launch a full HD smartphone, though it loaded Google’s Android operating system on it.
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
   Windows Phone 8X by HTC
MORE ON THIS TOPIC
LATEST NEWS
HOT RIGHT NOW

Comments