HTC Reportedly Drops Plans for Large Windows Phone Device

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HTC has given up on producing a large-screen Windows Phone-based smartphone, Bloomberg reports citing a source familiar with the project.

The reasoning behind this decision lies in Windows Phone 8’s maximum allowed screen resolution: 1280×720 pixels. HTC reportedly thinks that this is too low for a smartphone with a screen size larger than 5 inches, as competing Android models have a much larger resolution.

For comparison, HTC-made Verizon Droid DNA (also known as HTC J Butterfly) has a 5-inch screen with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution.

Another reason for the decision could be HTC’s dwindling market share. According to comScore’s latest report, the company’s smartphone market shar…
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