HTC confirms low-end 8S not planned for the US

HTC confirms low-end 8S not planned for the US
If you were looking for a low-end Windows Phone 8 experience from HTC, it looks like you may be out of luck, because HTC has confirmed that the HTC 8S is not planned for release in the USA. The logic behind the move makes some sense though, because Windows Phone 8 devices have already launched at a very competitive price point.

The premier Windows Phone handsets like the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 launched at just $99, so it's hard to imagine that HTC would want to take away from those sales with a phone that would likely be given away free on-contract like the 8S. HTC said as much, but in a much more PR-friendly way by telling Engadget, "With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market."

source: Engadget

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Windows Phone 8S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh



1. wendygarett unregistered

Sad but true that the att lumia 920 has priced at very competitive price in US lol... Unless you wanna it contract free

2. mydi.maus unregistered

huh?; p

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why they say not confirmed when it was never announce here in the states?

4. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

They could have released it on prepaid. Good way to reach new windows customers.

5. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Ok everybody in U.S. is rich right HTC?

7. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Well to be fair.. T-mobile offered the 8X for free on Cyber Monday and I got one then. So I see the price as not being an issue.

6. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Boo... The best looking phone IMHO and I like the smaller form factor. Would give a smaller phone option.

8. molanjames

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

I never thought about it liek that, How come the US always gets skipped on the good stuff?

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