AT&T will offer the HTC One (M8) for Windows too - eventually

AT&T will offer the HTC One (M8) for Windows too - eventually

The new HTC One (M8) for Windows may be a Verizon exclusive, but that exclusivity is clearly for a limited time only. AT&T has already set up a landing page announcing that it too will carry the device. There is no pricing or date with the announcement, but if you are a fan of Windows Phone, and a fan of the M8’s build quality, and you happen to be an AT&T customer, this news is good news indeed.

This news also bodes well for those that hope to see a wider availability of the device in other markets. Quite often, devices that are Verizon exclusives see wide distribution anywhere else.

With AT&T augmenting its healthy portfolio of Windows Phone devices with the new HTC One (M8) for Windows, it also is a good thing for HTC, who needs to ensure its products are widely available in order to compete with much larger, and much more healthy rivals.

Again, there is no pricing or availability noted yet from AT&T, but we do not think pricing will be much of a departure from Verizon’s $99 on-contract price, and retail price will remain in the $600-range. Further on the plus column is that AT&T sticks to its subtle branding, with a simple AT&T globe on the back, a nice departure from the overt etching that Big Red likes to adorn its devices with.


source: AT&T (1, 2)

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18 Comments

1. Carlitos

Posts: 632; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This exclusivity is one of the major reasons to why Windows will disappear

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Windows will disappear?... Really?... I didn't know that....

16. Carlitos

Posts: 632; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Theid marker share is declining. Which is really bad specially when it's in the single digits to begin with. I personally don't want that to happen, but s**t like this only hurts them

2. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Nice! Hopefully HTC will give some long term support for this thing..

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That means it could still come to t-mo. Yay!

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, I think it's a very strong possibility.

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I is awesome if it does, because if they are going to do the 820, 822, and 810( my phone ) again, it will be another disaster. As much as I like WP, never again I am going to get a Lumia from t-mo.

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What? No updates?

17. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Yes. I have not got an official update since amber. I have the dev preview, but I would like official updates and firmware for my phone.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Heck yeah. Not like I would buy one (I'm not even planning to buy a flagship anymore this year) but it's gonna be cool.

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Then why don't you try out the Lumia 830? I don't know if you like WP, but it is supposed to be the affordable high-end phone

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Talking about WP alone, I don't feel like it's meant for me yet. The OS has gotten much better than before since 8.1, but I still have issues with some apps I frequently use. I got a Lumia 521 in May last year, sold it in March or April, and just got a Lumia 635 about a month ago to experience WP 8.1 and the apps (to see if the app updates fixed the stuff). Anyway, the Lumia 830 isn't even out yet, right? So I'll just wait and see then. With this HTC M8 for WP and quite a few WP devices from various manufacturers coming to the market, it is likely that developers would pay more attention to the WP apps and make some improvements, soon.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Sorry, forgot it isn't out yet. Recently, I never never had a problem with the apps in the store. But that is just my experience. I was just saying the Lumia 830 because it is supposed to have a snapdragon 800, 2 gigabytes of ram, and a 20 megapixel (more than most android flagships) pureview camera for around $300. To me, if you want a flagship phone but can't afford it or is just not interested, it is great. Still want the m8 with WP though

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I heard about its specs. But around $300? Dang, that's gooood. Right now the best affordable high-end phone to me is the LG G2 at T-mobile, which is $400. I'm gonna keep an eye on that 830 for sure. Thanks for the info.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Maybe John Chen can swing a deal and get the Blackberry OS running on the HTC One. And with a choice of three operating systems, the HTC One would become the HTC Three.

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

No USB Tether is my only complaint with WP :c

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I already told you once...http://tinypic.com/m/ic352u/1

18. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

e.e Sorry :$ Is because the follow option is disable

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