Coming soon? HTC One M8 Windows Phone edition passes GSM certification in Europe
posted by Chris P. / Aug 01, 2014, 7:32 AM
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.
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Terrible idea to put on one carrier.
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 7:39 AM 5
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The rest of the carriers are not interested in the 3rd platform, "Wp"
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 7:53 AM 2
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Will the m8 be able to have dual boot. Or are they completely different phones underneath the metal body
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 7:46 AM 0
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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
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 8:11 AM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 10:21 AM 1
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.
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 12:23 PM 0
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YES! Finally, my next phone. :D
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 9:08 AM 5
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It may not be a Verizon exclusive, Verizon is the only company at the moment to say they will sell it that's all.
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 10:18 AM 0
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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
posted on Aug 01, 2014, 12:29 PM 0
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