Not the news you want to start the week with if you are a Windows Phone fan, but word is that Huawei Windows Phone plans have been suspended. Put on hold, indefinitely.
Several new companies are now launching handsets powered by Microsoft’s mobile platform, but the Chinese maker of smartphones, one of the original four Windows Phone 8 manufacturers has announced an exit. Stage left.
Many were expecting Huawei to launch at least one midrange Windows Phone handsets, if not more. But talking to the Wall Street Journal, Richard Yu, the company’s head of consumer business group has said that this will not happen.
The company tried to sell Windows Phone devices, but things just did not align.
In fact, Huawei says that they have been losing money on their Windows Phone smartphones for two years now, as they have been unable to put up a fight against the Nokia Lumia devices.
With not a solution in sight (really?) the company has decided to put any releases of new Windows Phone on hold — at least until the market dynamics change, the app situation improves, and the platform matures.
Easy way out, but what can one say.
Android it is, for Huawei, as this is the only platform that they make a profit on. This may seem like a betrayal for Microsoft, but at the end of the day it is only business.
What do you folks think?