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HTC said to have dropped plans for a 5-inch WP8 smartphone

17 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC said to have dropped plans for a 5-inch WP8 smartphone - read the full textAccording to Bloomberg, HTC had plans for producing a large screen Windows Phone 8 smartphone, but has recently decided to abandon the project. The reason for this turn of events is simple - Microsoft hasn't included support for resolutions higher than 1280x768 pixels in Windows Phone 8. As...


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I'm in good time both iOS and WP8 will catch up with the 1080p screen race....until then I'm enjoying my Nokia Lumia 920, it's screen is more then good enough, and besides I cannot adopt Android as its not for me....again it's each to their own, I'm a iOS and WP8 fan....

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  • 2012-12-18 12:03
  • wg7y

Bummer cause was really hoping for some top notch windows phones to finally emerge. Windows phone 8 has been a bit of a disappointment so far.

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  • 2012-12-18 11:40
  • 2GmN

> In reply to lol @ 2012-12-18 07:08 from kAmE - click to readman iOS and wp are laggy to. they jsut hide it behind fancy animations and waiting screens. iOS hides the crashes. it just goes back to the home screen. it' considered that users wont be able to distinguish between a crash and an accidentla press of the home button. and WP hides it's lag in all the swapping page effects.
ask anyone with a iphoen about lag after installing 5-6 apps minimum and they will admit it. every OS ever creted lags. and the fact that peole say andoid is laggy shows how stupid they are. android , ios and wp are not laggy. simbyan is laggy. nwo thats laggy. takes 1-2 secodns just ot take any command. now android and ios and wp are absolutely lag free as concerne with the hardware thay use. unless yo uwant to pay for a quantum computer inside a phone then you will always have lag, even if it's a few ms, not seconds like simbyan.

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  • 2012-12-18 10:24
  • pJm1

> In reply to Kadaver @ 2012-12-17 20:14 from Ja1q - click to readOh, sory, i forgot that smartphines are for playng games and waching pron movies. My appologiez! And i wander why that Scrap is selling. With this type of costumers, i should never wonder:-j..

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  • 2012-12-18 10:02
  • L7eM

> In reply to Touchwiz user @ 2012-12-18 07:50 from sSKZ - click to readI now pronounce you...

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  • 2012-12-18 09:08
  • mjPY

How could everyone at Microsoft forget about 1080p screen resolution? Microsoft is working real hard to make Windows Phone less attractive.

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  • 2012-12-18 09:02
  • 3QYa

> In reply to so no wp8 for me! @ 2012-12-18 01:11 from 3rT0 - click to readwelcome to the droid camp brother

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  • 2012-12-18 07:50
  • sSKZ

> In reply to Droided @ 2012-12-18 02:34 from uBSg - click to readOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! U just said that htc can out sell samsung if it wants!!!!!!!!!

My friend r u drunk??????????
coz ur posts say that u r drunk.....

htc's current condition is like titanic at the point of sinking...... it is a great and glorious company but now its time is over it needs to do much much much harder than it is doing to even come close to samsung

btw ur sense of humour is pretty good(and pretty not)
this could be the joke of the not the joke of the year, coz the joke of the year would be from an apple supporter(no hard feelings)

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  • 2012-12-18 07:49
  • sSKZ

> In reply to Jeanandroidfan @ 2012-12-17 18:37 from MDVw - click to readfrom wat u said i understood only two things .. android was crap before froyo ... well said fandroid.
and number two its smooth "especially" after jelly bean ... so till ICS it was indeed laggy .... now its been agreed by fandroid itself ..wat else we need ... and now u made me laugh like hell .. joke of the year.

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  • 2012-12-18 07:08
  • kAmE

Good decision, windows phone is clear flop, it doesnt which brand the are belong, like samsung, nokia, htc, lg all of them making wp but no ones phones get a sucees. Its not brands fault, windows gone kill them. Good job htc avoid windows

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  • 2012-12-18 07:02
  • 9BH7

wp dont even have apps... no need for 5in screen...

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  • 2012-12-18 06:58
  • YbM6

Windows is flop, and as compare to android, in any aspect, whether its price, spec, fatures, android is millions times better. Htc realize that its better to put efforts, skills on android rather than flop windows, and make another flop divice, All n all good decision.

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  • 2012-12-18 06:57
  • 9BH7

HTC trying android tactics for wp... What a lame step to save their sinking ship.

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  • 2012-12-18 06:53
  • SHpb

> In reply to Droided @ 2012-12-18 02:34 from uBSg - click to readAre you saying they would rather sell good devices instead of making money??? Back to the wacky tabacky!

Also, the SG Note 2 has one of the best build qualities around.

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  • 2012-12-18 06:39
  • 2G59

so it's clear that WP8 has serious limitation.
it probably will be fixed by wp9.

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  • 2012-12-18 06:24
  • XMiu

> In reply to MeeGo Takeover @ 2012-12-18 05:17 from jxxN - click to readU can't say it's all vanished after the jb update.optimus g with ICS is equally smooth(it's infact a bit faster)than nexus 4 with both sharing the same hardware.

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  • 2012-12-18 06:12
  • GRPp

MS would've been a bit more farsighted and included 1080p support as well in wp 8 not necessarily to make a device in 2012 itself but for futureproofing like they did with the number of cores supported(i think it's 64).
Yes we know that the diffrence to naked eye is barely visible(720p vs 1080p displays) but who's gonna tell that to today's specs hungry market.

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  • 2012-12-18 05:59
  • rJJx

because htc doesnt want to give 6$ to 8$ to crapple

people loose interest to htc because of crapple

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  • 2012-12-18 05:49
  • aneM

> In reply to [deleted post]Hey troll. Why are u giving the definition of android here? WP is the most smooth and stable OS in the market now. Even gsmareana admit it.. Poor guy..

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  • 2012-12-18 05:26
  • uvhN

> In reply to Jeanandroidfan @ 2012-12-17 18:37 from MDVw - click to readYou are soo right. It was Smooth Free because Smoothness is the one thing Android left out until Jellybean. Haters gon Hate.

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  • 2012-12-18 05:17
  • jxxN

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