Coming soon? HTC One M8 Windows Phone edition passes GSM certification in Europe
0. phoneArena 01 Aug 2014, 07:32 posted on
Less than a week ago, we found out that an HTC smartphone with model number HTC6995LVW -- a device we have reasons to believe is the rumored Windows Phone 8.1 edition of the HTC One M8 -- had passed Wi-Fi certification nearly a month ago. Today, WMPoweruser discovered that that very device has now also gone through GCF certification as well...
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1. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Terrible idea to put on one carrier.
3. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
The rest of the carriers are not interested in the 3rd platform, "Wp"
4. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Sigh... Just stop, it's too early for me to give you attention
12. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 303; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
Attention being the keyword; thus Prada-fellow must truly be hungering for it...
2. pubbaa (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Will the m8 be able to have dual boot.
Or are they completely different phones underneath the metal body
6. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Its been my understanding that it isn't the m8 but is based off the next flagship internally. I could be wrong but I believe I read that somewhere
9. sgodsell (Posts: 1184; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
So they would base it off the next flagship internally for WP and not for the Android M8? Sure, what ever you want to believe, but stop spreading lies like that. As if HTC would come out with the next flagship M8 for WP with its 2.7% of the total market, with Microsoft's Nokia maintaining over 90% of the WP market. Leave less then 10% for all other OEMs. So with 8 million WP devices sold in Q2 2014. That means less then 800,000 devices are left over for HTC, Samsung and any other OEM who wants to join Microsoft's WP party.
14. lorenzattractor (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Seeing as how Microsoft is scrapping all flagship devices for the time to come and pushing for the low-end, HTC could fill in that high-end gap for Windows Phone. After all, the Lumia 930 isn't exactly new. Anyway, I'm sure the M8 for Windows will be the exact same device as its Android counterpart, but it wouldn't hurt to try something different or new.
16. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Twiddle dumb it's based off the next flagship that's coming out on Android. Don't be so quick to call someone a lier, grow up kid
13. pookiewood (Posts: 582; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Will you change your name to HTCFTW? ;)
17. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
No, Ad-HominemFTW suits and sounds better.
8. Damo579 (Posts: 188; Member since: 18 May 2013)
It may not be a Verizon exclusive, Verizon is the only company at the moment to say they will sell it that's all.
18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3534; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Sense... Highly uncommon around these parts.
20. Damo579 (Posts: 188; Member since: 18 May 2013)
According to GSMArena at&t will carry it also.
15. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1079; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I read some where that AT & T will have it's version too. folks this phone is certified for CDMA networks which Verizon uses and GSM standards which AT & T uses so it could
be on both carriers. I think microsoft selling tactics will be different from Nokia's. for instance the Nokia 2520 RT OS tablet is sold now for less than 500 dollars by AT & T and Verizon. Microsoft has to break away from Nokia's give every carrier a flag ship phone instead they should make great smart phones in all price ranges and put them on as many carriers as they can