When it comes to Windows Phone 8, we get a solid operating system with a unique live tiles approach. At the same time, it’s hard not to take notice that Android seems to be seeing new features on devices that Microsoft and its partners have yet to give us.
Two of the ‘features’ that come to mind for me would be quad-core processing and 1080p handsets. Sure, 1080p is relatively new, but does Windows Phone 8 even support it? According to a new rumor, it doesn’t.
HTC actually was working on a newer handset that would feature a 5-inch screen and 1080p screen, or so the rumor goes. Think of this as the HTC Butterfly (Droid DNA) with Windows Phone 8 instead of Android.
HTC has now scrapped the plans because they ran into problems making it all work right with Windows Phone 8, which currently only offers up support for 720p.
Do We Buy This?
Maybe I’m missing something here, but I don’t fully buy this rumor. Microsoft isn’t stupid– if they feel that they can offer up a great smartphone experience for 1080p, I don’t see why they couldn’t. It shouldn’t be that hard to allow support for true HD via Windows Phone 8 is it?
If the phone was really in works, wouldn’t HTC have researched a bit before jumping in? Why start developing something only to then realize, “Oh wait, this won’t work with what we are doing. Let’s pack it up boys, good R&D money wasted here.”
If scrapped, there was likely another reason, like lack of funding. Again, I could be totally wrong or be missing something here.
Honestly, I don’t know if I think that 1080p handsets are all that necessary. The Lumia 920 has a gorgeous display, and it isn’t True HD. What do you think of this rumor, completely unfounded or not?
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