HTC's next Windows Phone handset to be called "One (M8) for Windows"?

HTC's next Windows Phone handset to be called
HTC’s rumored Windows Phone 8.1 device, initially known as the W8, might end up having a rather odd name. According to Engadget, the handset is tentatively called "HTC One (M8) for Windows", and should be released by Verizon no later than the end of September.

It’s said that, just like the Android-based HTC One M8, the upcoming Windows Phone device should have BoomSound speakers, and a Duo camera on the back. Engadget adds that the One M8 for Windows will also feature Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) capabilities. Microsoft is expected to enable support for VoLTE on Windows Phone with a future GDR1 update - which could mean that the update will arrive before the end of September, in time for the new HTC device.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know if this alleged Windows Phone-based One M8 will look just like the Android version or not. Also, its final name might not be "HTC One (M8) for Windows", since this is a tentative moniker. Anyway, it wouldn’t be the first time when HTC gives an unusual name to a Microsoft-powered device. The company’s two WP handsets from 2012 were officially introduced as the "HTC Windows Phone 8X" and "HTC Windows Phone 8S", though everyone simply called them HTC 8X and HTC 8S.

source: Engadget

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70 Comments

1. shankey_19

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

What about One M8.1?

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol.. Give a man an inch, and he'll take ten yards...

62. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

It will be called HTC W8 (Wait)

63. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

or HTC W1

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

This won't even sell well like how it sold on Android. Look at the sales of 920 925 928 1520 1020 great looking and built handsets, but consumers does not like WP , due to unliked previous failing iteration of WP. Ex Nokia users think that it runs on a open source platform like Symbian Linux, after buying this they all re great buying a Nokia phone, cause Nokia have decepted there customers.... Only cheap and midrange Wp devices sells.

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Sadly ur right.

5. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Maybe it would sell if it was on all carriers...

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's all about marketing... It really has much less to do with what a device has to offer than a lot of simpletons think.... It's all about MARKETING!.... No, not apps, features, or hardware, none of that... If WP had proper marketing, as SApple does, it could outsell anything... Any product could.. BB10 could! ............. MS's problem is not their products at all, because their products are more capable, and of good a quality, as any average (the majority) consumer really wants, or needs... MS's problem is MARKETING.. They just are not good salesmen, and a good salesman can sell ANYTHING! ............ The solution?.... MS needs to give in and outsource their advertising.. They need nothing to do with it besides funding... That, my man, is the total, exact truth, and reality of the situation, and you can take that to the bank...

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said agree +1

48. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

They need an OPEN OS, at least a LOCAL FILE FOLDER and really way better marketing

57. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The OS might open up a bit, as iOS8 has done with 3p keyboards, but anything outside the lines of releasing more api's is not going to happen.... So, as far as developers are concerned MS is interested in "opening" the platform.. MS has recently opened a user's voice page asking developers to vote on which api's they need to make better apps, so more flexibility is coming... I'd have to partially agree with you in the fact that they need a more open OS, but not an open OS.. That's just not necessary.. And, anyone who has used WP for a minute, and is a fan, would agree that an open OS, like Android is open, would ruin the WP experience... Millions of people don't buy iPhones because they are open, rather they like the consistent, trouble free experience... In that sense WP is the best of both worlds with a pretty good, although not perfect, balance of openness, and closed off parts of the OS..... ............ Have you heard of the official, non OS level, Files app for WP8.1? The latest version of WP has a file manager.... Maybe you should take a further look into what WP has to offer... You might be surprised........ Hint... Not on PA, if you want more accurate information...http://www.wpcentral.com/

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Also 70% Nokia users have merged to Android and 20% to others, leaving 10% for Wp.

65. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i'm in 70%......

66. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So am I

10. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Coz low ends performs on par with high ends on WP. Everyone wants to try WP but the phones are very much expensive compared to other flagships.

18. pulidsz

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2014

Yeah, well explained sir.

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's not true, at least for the American market... My 1520 was, and still is, pretty much as it good as it gets on the hardware side, but it was $100 at at&t, and I got it for free.. .............. You're confusing price for marketing.. Two totally different issues, one of which MS has a serious issue with because they suck at it...

41. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

American market doesn't reflect global market after all. Carrier brings subsidies to devices that is why it is affordable. Meanwhile in other parts of the world wherein prepaid subscription is widely used, devices were bought without subsidy.

59. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Of course... That's why I said.. "at least the American market""""

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Nevertheless, 2014 is turning out to be a awesome year for WP, and WP fans... Can't wait to see what Threshold, and 2015 have in store for us...

38. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

i don't like ms, they killed the soul of nokia, but I hope when the real nokia comes back, but WP makes me excited on what it can offer, much more next year. :D and i hope the real nokia will comeback in 2016, just to hear the start up tone, see the slogan "connecting people" and the start-up animation of two hands reaching towards each other.... :D i really really really missed it!

58. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You shouldn't get caught up in politics, and don't make purchases based on emotional attachment to tradition...... Just choose what works for YOU whether popular, or not.. Do what you like, and don't follow the crowd.... .............. I like the current line of MS products, but I do realize that MS doesn't give a rats a$$ about me, or even know I exist.. That's why you would never hear me say "beloved MS", and I hope that you wouldn't be so naive as to let the words "beloved Nokia" leave your mouth... ............. Just do you!!!... I got a 1520 in my hand right now because I liked my Focus, and 920, not because anyone on PA approves of it.. It's your money, buy what YOU want!!!!!!!!

67. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao Rodney secretly is referring to me, but indirectly. "my beloved Nokia8800 Carbon Arte.

50. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Not only are they much more expensive, they're lacking value for money...by a long shot

52. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Not me. Its a great value for money. 5 years support from MS whatever OEM you have compared to others that got 2 years only.

11. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Typical Android haters, WP is the fastest growing OS hitting double digits in many countries and surpassing iOS in over 24. Android and iOS mimicking WP flat UI instead of staying with Skeuomorphism shows just how trendsetting WP is , Metro UI has the world on fire. WP could grow even faster its just Microsoft marketing that needs to step it up, sales are not always a reflection of quality. Many other factors contribute like promotion etc something Android enjoys more than WP. On another note they should call it M8W. WP is a class OS, @ssdroids can keep hating. WP is now license free OEM's knows its a great OS so they are taking advantage and rightfully so.

20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"WP is the fastest growing OS hitting double digits in many countries and surpassing iOS in over 24..." Translation: "Listen, this Android market share explosion does not frighten us any longer. The endless Android models from everywhere, these Android cruise missiles, do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days we managed to shoot down 196 new phones before they made it to their buyers." "You can go and visit those places. Nothing there, no Android at all. There are Microsoft checkpoints. Everything is okay."

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think the HTC "One Windows" goes more along the lines of what MS is trying to convey.... ............... When are you gonna learn to pretend these trolls don't exists??.. I really don't even see them anymore... You wont either once you learn to completely ignore them.. They're immature, but it also takes some maturity on your part to ignore them.. Trust me, they will hate it if you do..

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

More like you are worried about getting banned for aweek, cause last time PhoneArena sent you away to a holiday vacation, that made you go angry and mad,... You got banned last time cause of me, cause you were the one who was trolling and calling users trolls and repulsive. So that's your inadequate excuse, you assert to cover the truth and reality. Just admit your guilts

43. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Fastest to ℅4, chuckle. Now what? Good lord, I can't imagine where Android would be if they didn't copy the flat look.

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