Coming soon? HTC One M8 Windows Phone edition passes GSM certification in Europe

Coming soon? HTC One M8 Windows Phone edition passes GSM certification in Europe
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.

According to the filing, the Verizon-bound phone has network support for both CDMA and GSM standards and FDD LTE bands 3, 4, 7, and 13. Apart from that, little else of note is revealed by the document.

So far, rumors have led us to believe that the full retail price of the handset will hover around $600, and will likely carry a $199.99 tag on a 2-year contract with Verizon. While still on that page, we're also told that Verizon branding will be visible only on the back of the device, which is a nice change of pace (Verizon likes sticking those at the front, too). 

Lastly, a bunch of invitations"One M8 for Windows" to a August 19th event to be hosted in New York are reported to have been sent out by HTC two days ago. Considering the increasing number of sightings of the alleged "One M8 for Windows", we'd venture a guess that this could be when the company will officially introduce the device.. According to another rumor, three days after the event -- on August 21st -- the Microsoft Store will start offering the special edition of HTC's current flagship. In other words, it won't be long before we know if that's true.

source: GCF via WMPoweruser

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20 Comments

1. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Terrible idea to put on one carrier.

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The rest of the carriers are not interested in the 3rd platform, "Wp"

4. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Sigh... Just stop, it's too early for me to give you attention

12. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Attention being the keyword; thus Prada-fellow must truly be hungering for it...

2. pubbaa

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Will the m8 be able to have dual boot. Or are they completely different phones underneath the metal body

6. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 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: 6715; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Brainless spotted!

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Ad-Hominem detected.

14. lorenzattractor

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 27, 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

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 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

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Keep'em comin' :)

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

YES! Finally, my next phone. :D

13. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Will you change your name to HTCFTW? ;)

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No, Ad-HominemFTW suits and sounds better.

8. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 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: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Sense... Highly uncommon around these parts.

20. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

According to GSMArena at&t will carry it also.

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

19. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

I read this also on GSMarena

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