In addition to unveiling a tablet-laptop hybrid and a seven-inch tablet at the ongoing Computex 2014, Microsoft s Nick Parker also hinted that the company was rekindling its partnership with HTC, The Verge reports. In the past year, we have heard about HTC s alleged plans of launching a couple of Windows Phone 8 devices codenamed Tiara and Harmony. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - Xbox Series S to get Rs 5,000 discount on Flipkart Big Billion Days sale
When asked about device partners at the Computex press conference, Parker named HTC and said, I’d love to break some news here if I could. But instead I’ll just say that Microsoft will continue to have a great relationship with HTC. New things are coming, so get excited. Also Read - Bing search now finally rebranded to Microsoft Bing
While it isn t clear what new things Parker was referring to, this comes a couple of days after serial leakster @evleaks revealed HTC s plans to launch the W8. This is essentially a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone boasting a couple of flagship features like BoomSound front-facing speakers and Duo cameras. The device is headed for US, with no word on when the company could bring the device to our shores.
Additionally, Microsoft s hardware partners including BLU, Prestigio, InFocus and Yezz showcased their Windows Phone devices at the ongoing event.