Looks Like We Won’t Be Seeing An HTC Windows Phone 8 Phablet Any Time Soon
Windows Phone 8 and phablets don’t play well together, at least that’s what we think, and it looks like we’re not alone in this. According to a recent report HTC abandoned its plans to produce a smartphone with a large screen running Microsoft’s mobile operating system. However, this means that they at one point considered the option.
The person “familiar with the project” quoted in the report blames it all on Microsoft’s lack of supporting higher resolutions in Windows Phone. While phones powered by Google’s Android can go up to 1080p at the moment, Windows Phone stops at 1280 x 768. Same person noted that a large screened HTC phone would have lower resolution than competing models; however, we think that the aforementioned is true in all cases, regardless of screen size and, for instance, a 5.5-incher would still have a satisfactory PPI rating of 267-271 (depending on the horizontal resolution used: 720 or 768), but that’s obviously not what HTC thinks.