Despite the dust having barely settled since HTC One release date fever took over the world, talk has already turned to the Taiwanese company’s next round of Windows Phone 8 device launches coming later this year. Regardless of the firm’s long-term faithfulness to Android as its primary OS of choice, HTC has confirmed to CNET that more Windows Phone 8 Smartphones are to follow shortly.
However, while the above would seem to suggest that HTC must be at least relatively pleased with the performance of the HTC 8X Windows Phone, this is apparently not the case. During the same conversation, HTC executives made no bones about admitting that Windows Phone 8 hasn’t come close to the level of success previously expected or hoped.
Nevertheless, the company remains confident that the current teething problems being faced by Windows Phone 8 and its component devices will eventually be alleviated and once the OS finds its feet it will indeed be a superb success story.
The latest flagship Smartphone released by the brand is the HTC One, formerly known prior to its unveiling as the HTC M7. Packing a super quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM along with Android Jelly Bean at the helm, the HTC is essentially as top-tier as it gets right now…as is the HTC 8X in the Windows Phone sphere.
As such, it remains to be seen whether the new lineup of HTC Windows 8 Smartphones set to launch later this year will follow suit and target the high-end of the world’s key markets, or hit the shelves with mid-range specs and decidedly more affordable price-tags in an effort to bump up the numbers as far as possible.
And in a year where bang for buck seems to be a more pressing concern for consumers than ever before, it could prove that the smart money is on the latter.