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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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Guys have common sense htc doesnt meant to abandon permenantly but untill the next version of windows. More importantly microsoft from now on is releasing half yearly updates for wp8 and next version windows blue is expected q 2 2013 . I think they will support new screen resolutions then.

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  • 2012-12-18 04:07
  • 7qBW

HTC is the best.And great news
They could out sell Samsung but are happy with there
leadership position in quality instead of sales.

The HTC butterfly makes the WP look super laggy with
stuttering.WPs can't handle the quadcore power and stuck at dual.

HOX+ Overclocker Custom ROM UK users group.
(no lag, no sense UI)

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  • 2012-12-18 02:34
  • uBSg

well no surprise here,
we all know windows phone is still more limited than android,

if you want phablet with high resolution & ppi then go with latest android flagship .

I actually like HTC wp8 offering, especially 8s.
too bad wp still didn't have call blocker app.

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  • 2012-12-18 01:54
  • XMiu

they knew apple is coming out with a 5 inch smart phone. I think HTC just surrendered.

No point in fighting a losing battle HTC. smart move, cancelling this. Also it's pointless going up against Nokia. Very smart move.

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  • 2012-12-18 01:40
  • Rn6R

Windows has great potential but Microsoft can't expect to come to the party late offering less features and apps, and still charge the same as android/ios. If they lowered the prices, maybe even threw in a file browser, the phones would be selling like hot cakes.

This way we're left with a pretty decent OS on some very good looking phones which no one wants to buy because there isn't a lot of apps and no one wants to develop for because no one wants to buy them.

Microsoft should make its partners drop the price margins on their phones/tablets to make their phones more attractive and give people a reason to buy them (except for insanely good looks and a fresh OS) until the Windows store gets closer to Android and Apple store.

I really like WP and I hope they make it, but for the time being, I think I'm sticking with something that has a file browser and an app for everything, even if it is a big plasticky Samsung fingerprint magnet :)

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  • 2012-12-18 01:38
  • dW2q

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 22:36 from YPb1 - click to readits selling pretty well actually

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  • 2012-12-18 01:18
  • ptQP

i was waiting for a wp8 smartphone with a 1080p screen and a quad a15 processor.
i am not willing to wait until q4/2013 for it to come.
so i now officially leave the wp8 camp and move to the android camp!
microsoft - the loss is all yours! because you still can't be competitive! what a disgrace!

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  • 2012-12-18 01:11
  • 3rT0

And here I thought the reason was simple... WP is not selling =)

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  • 2012-12-18 00:33
  • 7X1M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 22:36 from YPb1 - click to readiphone 5 is 50% more expensive

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  • 2012-12-17 23:42
  • 3NCp

How many HTC X8 has been sold? Of course, no one wants it. Is that obvious to you? When the price is high as Note 2 or Iphone 5, no one buys HTC. Even their Android phones are not selling well.

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  • 2012-12-17 22:36
  • YPb1

> In reply to droopy @ 2012-12-17 20:48 from 8DMm - click to readi agree 100% but those wp salesman will lie and keep on lying! just do not feed those trolls!

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  • 2012-12-17 21:27
  • MDVw

Maybe HTC doesn't see a decent windows phone market share and that is why it's downsizing its wp portfolio and focusing on Android....

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  • 2012-12-17 21:12
  • pFji

> In reply to Carol @ 2012-12-17 19:52 from L7eM - click to readThat is a nice idea to take a tablet and glue nokia 1110 on to it=))) because my Galaxy Note feels kind of small with its 5.3". Hopefully rumors about 6.3" Full HD Note 3 are true. so that I don't have to get my hands dirty in glue=)))) I actually thought about using 7" tablet instead of cellphone, but they all have unacceptably thick bezels.

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  • 2012-12-17 21:10
  • 0fuy

HTC is selling very well android (1o millions units!), why develop obsolete windowsphone8?? No sales on wp8.­x

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  • 2012-12-17 20:48
  • 8DMm

Really? They need to develop a totally new model from scratch? After so much recycling of the "same old-same old" in the Android pool, one would think all they need are the drivers for the components they put in and new commercials.

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  • 2012-12-17 20:28
  • spIZ

> In reply to Carol @ 2012-12-17 19:52 from L7eM - click to readyou dared to stay in front of "true in no vation":)...but they couldn't call it "The next small thing", could they? so hureyyy for bigger screens and soon from 16 cores above you can say bye bye to central heating in winter time, the phone would do the trick

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  • 2012-12-17 20:15
  • mjPY

> In reply to Carol @ 2012-12-17 19:52 from L7eM - click to readFor your information, I need a 5" smart phone. And by the looks of it, so do 12,000,000 other people. Watching youtube, viewing pix, and playing games on a 5" screen is just freaking AMAZING!! I'm never going back to a smaller screen.

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  • 2012-12-17 20:14
  • Ja1q

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 19:10 from mjPY - click to readHe ment that wp8 can't run on single core. It requires dual core krait. Weird eh, my Xperia Pro was running very well on single core scorpion at 1ghz. Now that's what I call a flexible OS, runs well on both single and dual and quad, and does so on any resolution, including 2560x1600.

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  • 2012-12-17 19:53
  • vaN{

Quite a smart move. Who needs a 5 inch smartphone? Isn't that ssa s3 big enough? Only fardroids... This guys are after bigger like pron stars. Why don't you just buy freaqin' tablet's and stick them in your pocket's? There! Glue a nokia 1110 to them, so to have at least signal with that crapp. Harey! Your problems are solved, don't forget to ask for a octa-core processor so you can play angry grandmas without errors!;)

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  • 2012-12-17 19:52
  • L7eM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 19:31 from vaN{ - click to readlet's say you're right but your phone ran on the last version?:), I bet wp7.X runs smoother on a single core than any single core droid although it's a little to extreme to say that, you get the point. so, beeing a new OS-wp8 I don't think it is such a big deal not beeing optimised for running on 434MHz or smaller and single processors:)

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  • 2012-12-17 19:52
  • mjPY

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