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Hot on the heels of a report that HTC has been hit with a new ITC complaint from Apple, some more bad news for the manufacturer has come out. According to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft won't be allowing HTC to create devices running Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that works with ARM chips and is meant for us on devices like tablets. The publication's sources claim that Microsoft doesn't feel that HTC sells enough devices or have as much experience making tablets as other companies that it could work with. It's also said that HTC wanted to create a device with a custom home screen to help it stand out, but Microsoft refused. One tipster said that HTC may get a chance to launch a Windows RT device in the second round of products that's expected next year.

While all of this information is still a rumor at this point, it's definitely a bummer for both HTC and fans of its products. Microsoft's decision, if true, also comes as a bit of a surprise considering that HTC has already worked with Microsoft on a number of Windows Phones, including the HD7 and Titan. We may still see Microsoft and HTC collaborate on Windows Phone 8 later this year,  but if you're planning on picking up a Windows RT tablet, it sounds like you may have to select a product from one of the other manufacturers churning them out.

Via Bloomberg

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Tyler Kirchman
Tyler Kirchman Make SOME feature phones people still use them.
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt How is Microsoft going to expand its platform if it denies manufacturers like HTC who have a track record of building good phones, to build products using Windows. Doesn't make sense. It is almost like Google telling Samsung that they can't make Android anymore.
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas Seems like a stupid move on Microsoft's part...but who cares, I'd never spend money on a windows phone anyway
Saba Qureshi
Saba Qureshi android alone it would be better
Kevin Post
Kevin Post A htc ultratablet, is f*** so nice,, htc with windows blow,
Zino Vikman
Zino Vikman Why does Apple and Microsoft pick on hTc?! Lucky for him that he's got one friend at school.
Jason T Vogt
Jason T Vogt Absolutely... Sense is the best.
Micah Woodstock
Micah Woodstock Yes!
Jason Wilde
Jason Wilde No they should continue to make WP devices
Darren N Anderson
Darren N Anderson Yes, is da simple answer. Windows Mobile/Phone is SHIIIT.
Mihai Alex
Mihai Alex Great phones... but tablets? They're not so great in my opinion.
Daniel Schmitt
Daniel Schmitt Well as much as I like sense and touchwiz, its taking away from how android was meant to be experienced
Jeremy Gillett
Jeremy Gillett no, they make great windows devices-htc 7 mozart, htc titan
Nando Moreno
Nando Moreno Looks nice..
Chansey Chiang
Chansey Chiang HTC's at an all time low these days :(

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