Bloomberg: Microsoft and HTC Are on the Outs

Ian King, Tim Culpan and Dina Bass, reporting for Bloomberg:

Microsoft locked out HTC from the development of products using the newest version of its operating system on concern that HTC doesn’t sell enough devices or have ample experience making tablets, said the people, who asked not to be named because negotiations between HTC and other companies are private.

Think about how fast things change in this industry: just three years ago, HTC was responsible for 80 percent of Windows Mobile device sales.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012