When it comes to Nokia phones, Nokia’s name does pop up quite a bit, although to be fair there are manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC who should be taken into account as well. So far both companies have been relatively quiet on the Windows Phone front, and now according to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft is in discussions with HTC about putting more Windows Phone handsets out there. Unlike Android, building a Windows Phone will require the company to pay Microsoft a licensing fee to use the software, but the report claims that Microsoft is willing to cut or eliminate the licensing fee altogether to make the deal more attractive.
While HTC has yet to confirm this, one of their sources claims that the Taiwanese company has no plans to make a new Windows Phone handset at the moment, and has no plans to release anymore in the future, which might explain why Microsoft is making this deal as attractive as possible. Given HTC’s recent financial woes where they recorded an operating loss of $101 million, not to mention the Microsoft-Nokia deal that will take place, making a new Windows Phone hardly seems like a priority for HTC at the moment.