Only quoting unnamed â€œsourcesâ€, Digitimes is claiming that Windows Phone 8, which will have much in common with Windows 8 and be closely tied to it via cloud infra-structure, will see increased adoption amongst Windows OEMs.
They say that that PC vendors such as Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell may adopt the new platform to make a comeback in the smartphone segment.
On the other hand they see a corresponding decrease in the number of phone OEMs, including HTC, Samsung and LG, committing resources towards Windows Phone 8 handsets, possible in response to the favourable treatment Nokia is receiving for supporting Windows Phone.
There is some logic to support this â€“ if recent Canalys data is correct other Windows Phone OEMs have shipped even less Windows Phones in Q4 2011 than previous quarters, after Nokia stormed in and grabbed the lion’s share of the market. It remains to be seen if Nokia will be lifting the boats of all the other OEMs, or if they will grab so much of the market and mind share that it will no longer be worthwhile for HTC, Samsung and LG to fight over the remaining scraps.
Read more at Digitimes here.