Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm.
HTC: Smoked by Windows
Bloomberg reports more bad news for HTC:
HTC Corp. (2498) is being shut out of the introduction of Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.’s next Windows software, people with knowledge of the matter said, cutting off another source of revenue after HTC reduced its second-quarter sales forecast by 13 percent.
So, let’s see:
- Windows: Nope. (And Microsoft is comfortably in bed with Nokia.)
- Android: Yep, but Google just bought Motorola.
- iOS: Nope.
- MeeGo? Crickets.
This is why it’s so important to own the whole platform. Remember when HTC was 80% of Windows Mobile sales?