The Washington Post is reporting that :
HTC Corp. is being shut out of the introduction of Microsoft Corp.’s next Windows software, people with knowledge of the matter said, cutting off another source of revenue after HTC reduced its second-quarter sales forecast by 13 percent.
Microsoft locked out HTC from the development of products using the newest version of its operating system on concern that HTC doesn’t sell enough devices or have ample experience making tablets, said the people, who asked not to be named because negotiations between HTC and other companies are private.
It’s pretty standard that both Microsoft and HTC declined to comment.
So let’s put this in perspective.
You know you’re not in good shape when Microsoft, who are looking for a slam dunk this holiday season tell you to sit this one out.
That’s got to sting…