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HTC prepping a new Windows Phone flagship for Verizon

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HTC prepping a new Windows Phone flagship for Verizon

If anyone had any doubts about what HTC may be working on outside of the Android sphere of activity, it looks like we will have something to look forward to on the Windows Phone front as well.  The ever-reliable @evleaks has let it be known that HTC will have a new Windows Phone 8.1 flagship to be available on Big Red’s network at a yet-to-be-determined time. Listed as “W8#WL”, might this be a flagship of HTC One (M8) lineage?

Spec-wise, nothing has been leaked yet, but because it is a Windows Phone, we know it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Because this is purported to be a class leader, we can surmise that the CPU will be a quad-core unit, thus we will go with a Snapdragon 801 or maybe even an 805.

The rest of the user experience is predictable because it is Windows Phone. What intrigues us the most is how premium the form factor will be for this device. Given the bar set with the M8, we do not mind thinking about a similarly built aluminum unibody design. Dual-front-facing speakers? Why not?

We also do not mind thinking about what software and hardware tweaks might be made on the camera side of things. Will HTC double-down on the dual-camera arrangement currently used on the M8? Will we see a 4MP “UltraPixel” camera, or will this sensor break new ground on the UltraPixel front?

Some of all this may be wishful thinking, but it is good to aim high.  HTC has not put forth a banner effort on the Windows Phone front in a while, with its most recent effort, the HTC 8XT being a decidedly middle-of-the-road offering. As soon as we learn more of this HTC W8#WL Windows Phone 8.1 device, we will be sure to pass it along.

source: @evleaks

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posted on 09 May 2014, 23:33 11

1. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Do people still buy Windows phone?

posted on 09 May 2014, 23:43 6

6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Yes, but I'm not so sure after M$ removes Nokia brand. And basicly only 520 is selling really well. 630 is a great phone though, so I'd expect it to be successful.

posted on 09 May 2014, 23:46 16

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Not in your Samsung la la Land of course.

posted on 10 May 2014, 00:34 8

10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Idk about WP, but certainly NOBODY buys your crap. Go back to your cheap plastic toy.

posted on 10 May 2014, 01:19 7

14. hurrycanger (Posts: 1615; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


At least cut out the "but certainly NOBODY buys your crap" part.
I mean really, who buys crap and for what purpose? Smell it?

As for his cheap plastic toys, they sell really well. ;)

posted on 10 May 2014, 01:50 4

19. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


FYI, NFTW is going through hard times with the recent 30% decline in Nokia sales. Although he is lashing out at others, on the inside he is struggling with his misguided faith, trying to admit he has a problem.

posted on 10 May 2014, 02:24 2

22. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Not funny dude!

posted on 10 May 2014, 06:27

28. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


people like you still exist in our world ?

posted on 10 May 2014, 06:40 4

29. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yes millions do, apparently over 13 million was sold in the last quarter of this year, you must have just come out of a coma you missed a lot including Samsung being inspired by WP flat UI.

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:14

34. sgodsell (Posts: 4518; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I love how the auther said "Spec-wise, nothing has been leaked yet, but because it is a Windows Phone, we know it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Because this is purported to be a class leader, we can surmise that the CPU will be a quad-core unit, thus we will go with a Snapdragon 801 or maybe even an 805."
First of all WP only supports Qualcomm CPUs period. Microsoft's WP does not support any other CPU from any other vendor. That's why you never see any other WP 8.x device run on any other CPU.

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:23 10

35. papss (unregistered)


Do people still care what you think? The best part is your thumbs up... Pathetic ignorant fandroids as a whole.

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:34 1

36. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


probably the diehard ones, you cant judge them all like this.

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:48 3

38. papss (unregistered)


Yes I agree... Lashing out is never the way

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:55 5

39. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


he is pathetic and a disgrace for us. But hey sometimes he is fun. like.....
"Samsung designs are world class, and it's going to get even better in the future, kudos to this guy"

posted on 10 May 2014, 08:55 2

45. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Why does WP still exist

It should.ve been gone like Windows Mobile

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:05 3

50. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Also do you realise the WP and Nokia users are so angry and violent cause Nokia WP has only peanut 4% market share vs Android 80% and ios leading 2nd

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:06 1

51. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lol...

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:11 7

52. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Why do YOU exist?

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:19 2

54. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That's off topic NokiaFtw stay on the topic

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:57 2

57. gustavoace (Posts: 186; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Not sure why they dont make a WP version of HTC M8. You could choose your system instead of your hardware

posted on 10 May 2014, 11:23 4

59. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Oh look who's telling me stay on topic everyone!

posted on 10 May 2014, 12:03

62. Zinone (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Yes, if your a productive person and live a productive life, if you not, just a social media person who is not productive in life, then the iPhone or Samsung smartphones is the right chose for you?

posted on 10 May 2014, 12:12 1

63. corporateJP (Posts: 2453; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


WP may very well die with Nokia branding.

If it does, it will serve MS right for that stunt they pulled...

Karma is like your ex.

posted on 10 May 2014, 14:00

65. robcar (Posts: 110; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


It's just the beginning of something big .. WP is just ahead of its time. ;)

posted on 10 May 2014, 14:51 1

67. papss (unregistered)


Show me proof that they did anything... If not you can stfu and are speculating

posted on 10 May 2014, 15:50

68. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


They sure do and with the new Windows 8.1 there will be many more. Infact , I have the Verizon LG G2 and my next phone will be a WP. But I want the Nokia phone.

posted on 10 May 2014, 16:02 1

70. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Ignore such shills. Their sad lives have no action or entertainment, hence they make up BS in their heads and crap it on tech sites.

posted on 10 May 2014, 16:40 2

72. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Stop being jelly and accept the truth

Truth is vain for WP users to swallow

posted on 10 May 2014, 19:44 2

74. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


How can you continue to stand this crap?
Listening to these jealous haters day, after day... Phone Arena supports these haters.. The whole site is run by haters, so you can never expect peace here..
................
These guys are truly worthless in their opinion about WP. Who cares....

posted on 10 May 2014, 19:45

75. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, stop being jelly....

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