huawei ascend w2 launch 635In the past, Huawei has dabbled a bit in Windows Phone devices, but have ultimately ended up favoring Android instead. Earlier we reported that Huawei’s boss, Richard Yu, mentioned that they were approached by carriers to make Tizen devices, but apparently they didn’t think it would be a successful platform, and it seems that they don’t seem to think too highly of Windows Phone either.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Yu mentioned that the Windows Phone platform simply wasn’t profitable, which led to the company putting a hold on new Windows Phone handsets. “We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone. It wasn’t profitable for us. We were losing money for two years on those phones. So for now we’ve decided to put any releases of new Windows phones on hold.”

We suppose at the moment, the Windows Phone market is too small (at least compared to iOS and Android) to the point where too many cooks can spoil the broth, not to mention Nokia is the dominating OEM and has since been snapped up by Microsoft. Either way we’re sure Windows Phone users are a little disappointed since they essentially have less options to choose from now, but what do you guys think? Was Huawei right in their decision to put future Windows Phone devices on hold?

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