Common design between HTC Android and Windows Phones a cost-cutting measure

Birds of a feather

Digitimes report that the race to reduce the cost of smartphones drove HTC to common designs between their Windows Phones and Android handsets.

Their sources tell them  HTC has been trying to reduce its production costs by introducing models with comparable hardware specifications but running on different operating systems.

A clear example is the HTC Titan which runs Windows Phone 7.5  and the  HTC Sensational XL, which runs Android 2.3.4.

Another example is the HTC Radar and HTC Rhyme  which also share very similar hardware.

The move of course makes perfect sense from a production point of view, and we hope this will also be reflected in HTC’s rapid Android release cycle, with seemingly a new device every month. I’m sure we would not mind seeing every new Android device from HTC also coming in a Windows Phone 7 version also.

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