According to our report earlier, word has it that Microsoft is so eager to more manufacturers on board the Windows Phone bandwagon that at least as far as HTC is concerned, they are willing to either cut or eliminate the costs of the Windows Phone licensing fee to make it an attractive offer. HTC as it stands has not released a new Windows Phone handset for a while now and does not appear to have any plans to do so, but according to the folks at Android Central, their source has told them that HTC has been looking at the idea of creating a device that will dual boot both Android and Windows Phone at the same time.
HTC is said to be exploring how much a device like that could cost, but it is unclear as to whether this is merely an idea or if it has progressed to creating actual working prototypes. Of course while this idea will benefit the end user by giving them two options to choose from in a single device, we doubt either Google or Microsoft will be too thrilled about sharing a single device, Google, for example, might refuse to certify it thus blocking access to Google’s portfolio of services, and Microsoft might not enjoy piggybacking on Android either, which would be a huge marketing nightmare for them. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think of a dual-booting handset? Yay or nay?
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