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HTC poised to return to Windows Phone 8 according to Microsoft tease

News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 04, 2014.

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HTC has yet to make any noise in the Windowsphere since releasing the HTC 8X in 2012, but the Taiwanese manufacturer may be on track to return with a new Windows Phone, based on comments made by a Microsoft executive. During his speech at Computex early this morning, Microsoft OEM division head Nick Parker said.

"I'd love to break some news here if I could. But instead I'll just say that Microsoft will continue to have a great relationship with HTC. New things are coming, so get excited."

Parker stopped shy of definitively stating that HTC has a new Windows Phone device in the works, but his comments certainly paint a picture of HTC finally diversifying it's Android-dependent portfolio. HTC had said in 2012 that Windows was of strategic importance but those words have been hollow considering the company's lack of investment into the platform.

A short while ago, serial leaker evleaks stated that Verizon would release a device closely mirroring the HTC One M8 in the third quarter of 2014. That means it's possible that HTC might venture back into Windows Phone within the next few months.

source: CNET

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