HTC cancels 1080p big screen Windows Phone 8
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 might still be struggling for any serious mobile market share, but that hasn't stopped handset makers like HTC from making some really outstanding Windows Phone 8 smartphones. However, any plans for the company to bring a WP8 device with a larger screen to market have been scrapped.
There is no denying that Microsoft is taking a big chance with Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8, and while the former may be having a hard time getting off the ground the latter has been getting some really good press. This good press is also extended to the handset makers like Nokia and HTC with praise for their lines of Windows Phone 8 handsets.
In fact HTC's 8X is being touted by many in the tech world as the best Windows Phone 8 handset on the market along with high marks for the smaller and cheaper 8S. There were recent rumors that suggested that HTC was planning on launching a third, larger screen, handset alongside the 8X and 8s with a codename of Zenith but it never materialized. Now today we have a report from Bloomberg that said HTC was canceling any plans for a larger screen version of the 8X.
The decision was reached by HTC apparently because they believed that that the 4.7 screen technology would have been out of date even before the handset hit the market. The reasoning was that the larger screens would have to be able to support 1080p resolution but the Windows Phone 8 platform is only able to support a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
The only thing that might have saved the Zenith was that it was also rumored to be running the quad-core Snapdragon processor, but in the end it was screen size and resolution that was the deciding factor.