HTC 8S and HTC 8x just the first wave of HTC Windows Phone 8 handsets says HTC China
WPDang has posted an interview with the president of HTC China, Ren Weiguang, where they discussed the past, present and future of Windows Phone in the region.
In the interview he revealed that HTC Titan sales, the first Chinese-customized Windows Phone in China, met expectations, but were still not very high.
He said however it lay the ground work for their entry with Windows Phone 8, and that HTC always saw themselves developing for both Windows Phone and Android.
When asked if devices with larger screens were being developed, he called the HTC 8S and HTC 8X “HTC’s first wave of attack” and said directly that “HTC also has a larger screen size of Windows Phone 8 phones in development” noting that Microsoft supported 3 screen resolutions for Windows Phone 8.
Weiguang is presumably alluding to the HTC Zenith, which was to be a HTC Titan successor with a quad-core processor and 4.7 inch screen.
He noted that Microsoft did not allow HTC to directly modify the processors used in their handsets, leading HTC to use accessory chips for its Beats Audio, but HTC was still free to differentiate their handsets in terms of screen size, design and colours, and that they may make some colours exclusive to some carriers.
Lastly he said he felt with Windows Phone 8 the Windows Phone ecosystem was moving closer and closer to the tipping point of success, and that it was just a matter of time.