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Microsoft Wants HTC to Run Windows

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Small businesses running Windows on their office computers can sometimes have limited options when it comes to mobile devices also running Windows.

Android and Apple operating systems dominate the smartphone and tablet field with some exceptions. Microsoft’s Surface RT and Surface Pro offer Windows [1] in tablet form as do the newer Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 [2].

Microsoft’s recently announced plans to acquire Windows phone maker Nokia [3] demonstrates another likely attempt to get more and better Windows mobile devices on the market.

Microsoft and HTC: In Talks

Now Microsoft is in talks with smartphone maker HTC in an effort to get Widows added to the company’s Android phones including the flagship HTC One, Bloomberg reports. See a full review of the phone below:



The HTC One has already received praise for its high quality functionality, design, screen resolution and camera.

Microsoft has apparently asked the Taiwan-based smartphone company to load Windows Phone as a second option on its Android devices.



It’s not clear whether the two operating systems would run side by side or whether a user would just pick one or the other as a default, Bloomberg reported.

Microsoft’s mobile operating system still trails Android [4] and Apple significantly in the smartphone market. So questions remain about whether demand exists for more Windows phones.

Would you choose a Windows smartphone for your business if more selection was available?

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