Things certainly don’t look good for HTC, the Taiwan-based electronics giant and the chances of a comeback seem really feeble. The company is going through a dark phase for past few months now despite the launch of some real high-quality products. A source that earlier brought to light the fact that the company will miss its revenue targets of the June quarter has become a bearer of further bad news for this Smartphone retailer. Yes, Microsoft has supposedly barred HTC from making the ARM-based Windows 8 powered tablets.
From the looks of it, it was clear that HTC was highly interested in manufacturing of these tablets running of the much awaited Windows 8 RT platform and still are but Microsoft has flushed it out. This Redmond-based big time software player Windows wanted a company with the capacity to ship large amount of units and someone with more understanding in making tablets for the first round of Windows 8 RT tablets. HTC is not to get this opportunity until later. Keeping that in mind, one has to wonder if Nokia, which is totally relied on Microsoft for its smartphone and tablet strategy, would be among the first rub companies to grab Windows RT tablets.
Another question that arised is that HTC wanted to add its own custom skin on top of Windows UI to make its tablet stand out among others. Microsoft has deprived HTC of that request too. It wants to have full monopoly over looks of its new OS, just like it does in Windows Phone. This was a dead end for HTC and its expectations to launch a Windows 8 tablet this year. Lets just hope things end up better next financial year for the Tiawanese gaint, HTC.