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HTC confirms low-end 8S not planned for the US

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HTC confirms low-end 8S not planned for the US
If you were looking for a low-end Windows Phone 8 experience from HTC, it looks like you may be out of luck, because HTC has confirmed that the HTC 8S is not planned for release in the USA. The logic behind the move makes some sense though, because Windows Phone 8 devices have already launched at a very competitive price point.

The premier Windows Phone handsets like the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 launched at just $99, so it's hard to imagine that HTC would want to take away from those sales with a phone that would likely be given away free on-contract like the 8S. HTC said as much, but in a much more PR-friendly way by telling Engadget, "With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market."

source: Engadget

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posted on 30 Nov 2012, 20:54 1

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Sad but true that the att lumia 920 has priced at very competitive price in US lol... Unless you wanna it contract free

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 21:07

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)


huh?; p

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 09:00

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6115; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why they say not confirmed when it was never announce here in the states?

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 11:16

4. kindlefireowner (Posts: 328; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


They could have released it on prepaid. Good way to reach new windows customers.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 12:24

5. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Ok everybody in U.S. is rich right HTC?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:19

7. cdgoin (Posts: 363; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Well to be fair.. T-mobile offered the 8X for free on Cyber Monday and I got one then. So I see the price as not being an issue.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:18

6. cdgoin (Posts: 363; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Boo... The best looking phone IMHO and I like the smaller form factor. Would give a smaller phone option.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:34

8. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


I never thought about it liek that, How come the US always gets skipped on the good stuff?

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