HTC prepping a new Windows Phone flagship for Verizon
posted by Maxwell R. / May 09, 2014, 11:19 PM
If anyone had any doubts about what HTC may be working on outside of the Android sphere of activity, it looks like we will have something to look forward to on the Windows Phone front as well. The ever-reliable @evleaks has let it be known that HTC will have a new Windows Phone 8.1 flagship to be available on Big Red’s network at a yet-to-be-determined time. Listed as “W8#WL”, might this be a flagship of HTC One (M8) lineage?
Spec-wise, nothing has been leaked yet, but because it is a Windows Phone, we know it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Because this is purported to be a class leader, we can surmise that the CPU will be a quad-core unit, thus we will go with a Snapdragon 801 or maybe even an 805.
The rest of the user experience is predictable because it is Windows Phone. What intrigues us the most is how premium the form factor will be for this device. Given the bar set with the M8, we do not mind thinking about a similarly built aluminum unibody design. Dual-front-facing speakers? Why not?
We also do not mind thinking about what software and hardware tweaks might be made on the camera side of things. Will HTC double-down on the dual-camera arrangement currently used on the M8? Will we see a 4MP “UltraPixel” camera, or will this sensor break new ground on the UltraPixel front?
Some of all this may be wishful thinking, but it is good to aim high. HTC has not put forth a banner effort on the Windows Phone front in a while, with its most recent effort, the HTC 8XT being a decidedly middle-of-the-road offering. As soon as we learn more of this HTC W8#WL Windows Phone 8.1 device, we will be sure to pass it along.
Do people still buy Windows phone?
posted on May 09, 2014, 11:33 PM 11
Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013
Yes, but I'm not so sure after M$ removes Nokia brand. And basicly only 520 is selling really well. 630 is a great phone though, so I'd expect it to be successful.
posted on May 09, 2014, 11:43 PM 6
Posts: 7007; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
I love how the auther said "Spec-wise, nothing has been leaked yet, but because it is a Windows Phone, we know it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Because this is purported to be a class leader, we can surmise that the CPU will be a quad-core unit, thus we will go with a Snapdragon 801 or maybe even an 805." First of all WP only supports Qualcomm CPUs period. Microsoft's WP does not support any other CPU from any other vendor. That's why you never see any other WP 8.x device run on any other CPU.
posted on May 10, 2014, 7:14 AM 0
Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013
How can you continue to stand this crap? Listening to these jealous haters day, after day... Phone Arena supports these haters.. The whole site is run by haters, so you can never expect peace here.. ................ These guys are truly worthless in their opinion about WP. Who cares....
posted on May 10, 2014, 7:44 PM 2
Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013
PA sucks.. They punish WP fans, who try to stop the trolling, and support the real trolls.. Their reviews are pathetically biased, and unprofessional.. Mobile Nations is where its at.. That's why you barely see me wasting my time with this crap anymore... WPC is awesome, and you can actually read the comments without having to filter through the BS...
posted on May 11, 2014, 3:06 PM 0
Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Idk about WP, but certainly NOBODY buys your crap. Go back to your cheap plastic toy.
posted on May 10, 2014, 12:34 AM 8
Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014
FYI, NFTW is going through hard times with the recent 30% decline in Nokia sales. Although he is lashing out at others, on the inside he is struggling with his misguided faith, trying to admit he has a problem.
posted on May 10, 2014, 1:50 AM 4
Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014
Yes millions do, apparently over 13 million was sold in the last quarter of this year, you must have just come out of a coma you missed a lot including Samsung being inspired by WP flat UI.
posted on May 10, 2014, 6:40 AM 4
Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010
Do you really think Flat design started with WP? Do I have to link you to WebOS article again....which was doing flat design before WP even launched? Cards also? Android was going to it when they hired the former WebOS guy....which was also before WP launched...
posted on May 11, 2014, 1:50 PM 0
Do people still care what you think? The best part is your thumbs up... Pathetic ignorant fandroids as a whole.
posted on May 10, 2014, 7:23 AM 10
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