Yikes.

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…

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • sarveshmotihari

    Surely, a poor decision from Microsoft….

    • Arnold Andino

      No its not. HTC is garbage

    • darkpr0fit

      I agree a poor decision from MS. This is the latest in a string of poor decisions.

  • NazmusLabs

    HTC, according to the post, also wanted to skin and customize Windows 8 like they do with Android. Oye oye oye, when will HTC get it?

  • Arnold Andino

    HTC sucks

  • techblogger

    The Vista debacle as well as their experience with Windows Mobile has taught them well. Do it right the first time, or don’t do it at all. They obviously don’t plan to go down the same road google is treading with android. That is to allow anyone with a dollar to slap plastic around their OS anymore.