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No one makes money out of Windows Phone

by on02 December 2014

Huawei mocks Redmond

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has waded into Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, claiming that no manufacturer has made any money through adopting it. This is a bit of a change from earlier in the year when Huawei planned to launch an innovative dual-boot smartphone that contained both Android and Windows Phone. 

The company then scrapped these plans saying that the priority of Windows Phone was much lower. Now, in an interview with The Seattle Times, Huawei's head of international media affairs Joe Kelly said the company ditched Windows Phone because it didn’t make any money.

Kelly said. "Nobody made any money in Windows Phone."

To be fair Redmond has made all the right moves to make Windows Phone more appealing to other manufacturers, such as making the platform free to license. It has also forged new partnerships with Chinese manufacturers such as Lenovo and ZTE. But Microsoft builds 95 percent of all Windows Phone devices itself, now that it owns Nokia's hardware arm, and few are interested.

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