Microsoft job posting hints HTC working on Windows 10 Mobile handset

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A display for the Windows 10 operating system is seen in a store window at the Microsoft store at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

A job posting on Microsoft’s website indicates that HTC may again come up with a Windows powered smartphone. In November 2014, HTC unleashed the Windows version of One M8, a few months after the Android powered variant was released into the market. Since then, the Taiwanese company has come up with only Android based smartphones.  

Spotted by WM Power User, the job post on Microsoft’s Careers page revealed that the Redmond-based tech giant intends to look for people who can carry on sales and business development with HTC.

In addition, the job candidate should be able to “build product portfolio that highlight focused user scenarios around our Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft services combined with HTC’s devices, applications, and services.”

The job listing also acknowledged HTC as one of the “top third-party phone device partner.” This indicates Microsoft’s intentions of enhancing its enterprise strengths. A strong third-party OEM partnership will help the company achieve its “cloud-first mobile-first” goals, according to WinBeta.  

Available only on select handsets, Windows 10 Mobile is the latest mobile operating system of Microsoft. The latest Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL run on Windows 10 Mobile.

Meanwhile, Microsoft finally launched the much awaited Lumia 650, which is believed to be the last Lumia ever. The smartphone running on Windows 10 Mobile costs US$199.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 features a 5-inch AMLOED HD display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, the handset come packed with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device supports expandable storage via microSD card and is backed by a 2,000 mAh battery to keep the lights on.