The Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer, HTC Corp., has plans on halting the manufacture of full-sized tabs running on Mircrosoft’s Windows RT OS for the concern that the demand is very weak, the people knowledgeable about the matter said.
The smartphone manufacturer has decided to stop making the tab due to the reason that the cost is high and the demand is weak compared to tabs running on Android OS and iOS. The report came from the people who declined to be identified because the company’s plans are not publicized.
But HTC Corp. is still planing to make and release a 7-inch tab with the Windows RT OS based on the new ARM chips / ARM’s Technology within this year.
With the tight competition going on with smartphones, HTC is one of the companies who are suffering but coping with the slide of sales. Due to the decline of profit, this forced the company to select products that will edge out to the market and lead a single spot in the competition.
According to researcher IDC, the sales of Windows RT has been lagging since its introduction. There are only 200,000 units of tablets handling Microsoft’s OS sold in the first quarter of 2013.