Has Windows Phone 8 may have sealed its future fate from the inside-out?
Call it unnecessary or frankly gratuitous, but there is no getting away from the fact that the future of high-end Smartphones is one of biblical screen resolutions the likes of which our eyes probably cannot make full use of. 1080p is fast taking over as the new standards and pretty much every major manufacturer is getting on the bandwagon, as consumers begin to seek and accept nothing less.
However, it would appear that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 either has a different future in mind or simply isn’t up to par with its rivals.
Despite the fact that Windows Phone 8 is lapping up the praise from most corners and deservedly so, the company’s trademark tiles nonetheless leave very little room for maneuver in terms of display resolution – the OS does not support screen resolution higher than 720p.
Such is the disappointment that reports from the Far East are suggesting that HTC was looking into the creation of a 5-inch Tabphone running Windows Phone 8 to rival the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but has now abandoned the idea altogether due to insufficient display quality.
The plan had been to release a veritable beast of a Windows Phone 8 Tabphone with same market-leading 1080p HD display as that of the Droid DNA, which would have without question become an enormous success as the first WP8 Smartphone/Tablet hybrid.
Sadly, this isn’t going to happen.
While some have saluted Microsoft’s apparent ‘clear’ efforts to avoid fragmentation of the OS by limiting various elements including screen resolution, other have argued that to offer no scope for advancement in the near future plays right into the hands of both Apple and Android.
We’ll have to see if Microsoft takes heed and makes significant alterations with future Windows Phone 8 OS updates next year.