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Windows Phone version of HTC One (M8) is confirmed?

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Windows Phone version of HTC One (M8) is confirmed?
The HTC One (M8) is certainly one of the front runners for the title of best designed smartphone for 2014. In fact, the design is so good that HTC is expected to use it again, this time for a Windows Phone flavored model. Last month, we caught wind of a phone to be called the HTC One (W8) that would be released by Verizon before the end of September.

Although the phone supposedly looks like the HTC One (M8), down to the inclusion of the Duo Camera and BoomSound speakers, this rumor said that the phone is based on an unannounced model called the A9. The latter model is expected to offer high-end specs at a mid-range price.

A report published on Sunday cites a tweet from WinRumors founder Tom Warren, as revealing that a Windows Phone 8.1 version of the HTC One (M8) is indeed coming. Whether we will see the same specs, is unknown. What we do know, is that if the GDR1 update comes out in time, the Dot View case used on the HTC One (M8) could be offered for the HTC One (W8) as well.


source: @TomWarren via WMPoweruser

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posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:20 9

1. rjmlive (Posts: 68; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Now this is interesting..

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 15:27 2

10. UglyFrank (Posts: 1581; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


They said this last year, will it really materialise?

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:38 3

16. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


They couldn't sell this cheap aluminium brick with Android, but what about with WP. LOL
It looks like, just another tech media worshiping fake rumors, to me.
The apple's propaganda must worship the "premium aluminium" every day. Right?

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 18:57 6

23. amats69 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


alert alert! a paid samsung troll detected! lol

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 19:46 4

26. chebner (Posts: 212; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Hey POPi, what are you going to do when your beloved Samesung releases the Galaxy S5 Prime (or whatever it will be called) in all of its aluminum glory?

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 06:19

40. amats69 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Mr Sailor Man..before anythng else...pls read this article..http://www.gsmarena.com/burnt_galaxy_s4_o​wner_gets_offered_a_new_one_m8_by_htc-news-9161.ph​p

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 09:37 1

42. Sale247 (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 May 2014)


troll! hm,hm... troll!!

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:44 3

17. boosook (Posts: 1424; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Why? There's plenty of windows phones, and they all look the same (software-wise), who cares if there's one more or one less?

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 17:39 8

19. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Will be called HTC Wait

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 19:09 4

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


Yep its one experience.Something that Android is trying to do with Android one and Material design.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:21 3

2. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I wonder how much MS pay HTC to do this.
Maybe BB need to do Z10/Q10 WP edition. At least it will sell more than using BB OS 10.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:25 14

3. meanestgenius (Posts: 9741; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Trolling TWO OS's in one article? That's PATHETIC.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:40 7

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Lol it already requires some skills to do that.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:51 1

9. jibraihimi (Posts: 750; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Its very bad for him, that PA doesn't give him much chance to troll now a days, by posting less BlackBerry article, so he is now trying to troll BlackBerry in other phone's article........... I always see him only on the BlackBerry related articles, its first time i am seeing him commenting on the article of anything other than BlackBerry.........

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 18:32 1

22. meanestgenius (Posts: 9741; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Believe me, he has trolled WP plenty of times before. Ask Liveitup. He's seen him do it as well. I'm betting so have many others.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:25 6

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


Awesome news. Trolls will troll.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:28 4

5. meanestgenius (Posts: 9741; Member since: 28 May 2014)


This will be great for WP!

However, I wish OEM's would come out with original designs for products per their respective OS, as opposed to rehashing an Android design. WP is a great platform, and deserves at least that much.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:07 2

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


But, it would be more awesome if it was a version of the upcoming M9!!!!

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 18:28

21. meanestgenius (Posts: 9741; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Agreed!

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:43

7. amats69 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


good news for WP fans..at least now they have more choices..

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:08

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


At least?

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 22:21 2

32. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


He said it right, at least. Apart from lumia what choices you have? That too almost same plastic/poly carbonate design.

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 00:41 1

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


Lol!!... Lumia devices have many distinctive designs.. The aluminum, 925 looks nothing like the aluminum 930/Icon, the 928 is seriously different than the 920.. The 1020 looks nothing like the 1520... Lol!! Don't feel too sorry for WP fans...
..............
I would say that Lumia devices have more choice than iPhones have to offer, and the iPhone does just fine... Great desing is all we need, not just different looks for the sake of looking different...
..............
But, to answer your question... I have the choice to have a life.... What device do you have, by the way?

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 14:44

8. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


This is wonderful news a day depending on the camera it may be entry into wp

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 15:33

11. csoulr666 (Posts: 114; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


Just release a WP version of the One M8 and the Mini 2 HTC! That will open a lot of possibilities...Dual Boot FTW!

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:09 1

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


Dual boot would only be niche... It really wouldn't "win" against anything... But, it would be cool!!

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 01:11

38. csoulr666 (Posts: 114; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


It would be a niche yes, but people who want the best of both worlds will be very pleased

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:30 1

15. nasznjoka (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


No one can do that! Releasing such a phone for WP better concentrate on android as they have begin to see the green light this year with M8 success. You can not just compete with MS on their own turf and referees. WP is not appealing and most of the people using it are die hard NOKIA fanboys so unless a device is a lumia, can not see another oem selling a phone with live tiles in it!

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 20:43

27. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


So true, 90% of WP sold were Nokia Lumia. If it wasn't for Nokia, WP would be smaller than BB right now. WP is the real burning platform that elop talk about.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 22:24

33. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Its same like,when HTC were the only one's making windows mobile devices. Now with wp its only Nokia. But that doesn't mean HTC can't compete, 8X was a hit.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:47 2

18. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


You have got to be kidding me. They should at least change the design of the phone a little so people can differentiate between the two. WP is meh though~

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 17:58 3

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


Meh is not trendsetting, WP is a trendsetter.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 19:45 1

25. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


WP is a nothing more than a sick grape on a dying vine.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 22:02

28. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


I honestly liked HTC when their phones were running MS OS's

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 22:09

30. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


HTC still sold WP device, it just don't sell well compared to their android device.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 22:21

31. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Ur right, really right ! heheh because I had alot of time Lumia with WP :$ I must be ashamed of buying Nokia and not HTC but... Nokia camera is really amazing, and honestly I think that 'ultra pixels' on HTC as an invention were a really BIG mistake.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 22:46

34. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I must agree that HTC ultra pixel is lame. What HTC should do is creating 16MB Ultra pixel

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 13:29

43. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Ur totally right.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 22:03

29. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


My next phone ladies and gentlemen. :D

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 00:54

36. smilence (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)


Is there a mini version??

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 00:59

37. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


HTC is still clinging on to this UltraPixel BS?

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 05:09 1

39. darksantacruz (Posts: 24; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)


Awesome! But they should put a decent camera with 13MP or 16 MP not 4MP or ultra pixels as they call it.

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 08:18

41. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


with that cam in it, then it is already dead in the water

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