Microsoft says HTC prepares "new things", the Windows Phone-based W8 might be one of them
posted by Florin T. / Jun 04, 2014, 7:30 AM
Nick Parker, Microsoft's vice president of OEM partners, reportedly confirmed that “new things” from HTC are coming. According to CNET, Parker talked about HTC at a Microsoft press conference held at Computex 2014 today. Unfortunately, details on exactly what we should expect from HTC haven’t been unveiled - but we guess that we’re going to see new Windows Phone 8.1 hardware.
A couple of days ago, we heard about a so called HTC W8, which is supposed to be released by Verizon Wireless in the third quarter of the year. Reportedly, the W8 runs Windows Phone 8.1, featuring a metal design, BoomSound speakers, and a Duo rear camera. We assume that this is included in the new things that Microsoft was telling us to expect from HTC.
For the moment, we don’t know if the HTC W8 will be a Verizon-exclusive handset. However, if that’s the case, HTC will probably want to launch a Windows Phone 8.1 device for the rest of the world, too. But we'll see what happens later this year.
P.S.: the smartphone pictured above is the HTC 8X from 2012.
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Best of luck HTC. HTC 8X was worthy phone great looking too... A metal body, boom sound HTC seems sweet but don't think duo UP camera wont do much good since WP has great camera phone by nokia. Tough competition in WP world just like in android world instead here dominates nokia (or Microsoft itself). best of luck htc
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 7:44 AM 5
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Just the addition of W8.1 is not going to turn their fortunes around, no doubt still got that same crap cam too. Just the same, be a wonderful platform for W8.1, a nice alternative to the Nokia if you need one
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 7:47 AM 3
hope its not more bla bla bla. HTC should take advantage of what others android manufacturers dont. Readjust HTC SENCE so every single htc phone can be updated to KITKAT and tell people that all of HTC phones can receive the latest update, unlike samsung and others. maybe it works. get a 8 megapixel front facing camera. offer xmen, marvel or dc superheroe phones. offer 2 years warranty on them and dont confuse ur customers with htc one, htc one max, htc one x or htc m8. make it easier, not everyone is a geek!
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 7:58 AM 0
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LOL!!! I have to chime in on you. No one can smash WP anymore. Not by a long shot. You sound like you just got your 1st smart phone & it's android KitKat. Good for you. But really The play ground is big enough to let everyone swim freely. FYI KIT KAT will be replaced as well at some point.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 12:35 PM 1
HTC W8 with 3mp ultrapixel camera. They should change their slogan to "smaller the sensor, better the photo."
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 8:53 AM 2
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Hopefully the extra cash from Microsoft will help HTC stay afloat.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 5:06 PM 1
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Honestly, the HTC 8X was a great device - hardware wise. Now that Microsoft has obtained Nokia Devices division, hopefully the attention to software from other OEMs can increase. Also with the OS maturing, I am hoping that OEMs will beef up their software collection (which seems to be happening.) More hardware = more choice = better for consumers!
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 8:43 PM 0
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