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HTC drops large WP8 phone over resolution issue - report

Tuesday 18 December 2012 | 09:05 CET | News
HTC has pulled plans to make a large-screen, Windows Phone 8 smartphone to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note and other devices because Microsoft's OS only supports a 720p screen resolution, Bloomberg was told by someone familiar with the matter. This compares unfavourably with the 1,080p resolution enabled by Android on the Galaxy Note. The Windows Phone 8 phone was set to be released next year. The news is a blow to Microsoft. As things stand, HTC phones with larger than 5-in screens will only run Android. HTC would not comment on the news. HTC is reportedly winning US market share with its

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