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HTC 8S Windows Phone heading to US Cellular in multiple colours?


Rum: 7

The HTC 8S, the company's mid-level Windows Phone 8 handset, is on its way to US Cellular, according to a thread created on TeamUSCellular. Member iRub1Out published a number of handsets that are heading to the US carrier, but of course we're only interested in Windows Phone.

While the source is no way official confirmation, we can at least expect US Cellular to pick up a Windows Phone, and the HTC 8S looks the likely candidate. It's definitely a possibility, but be sure to take this rumour with a grain of salt as usual.

The carrier had previously signed a deal with ZTE to stock its 'Render' (Orbit) Windows Phone 7.8 handset.

Source: TeamUSCellular; thanks, Dan, for the heads up!


Reader comments

HTC 8S Windows Phone heading to US Cellular in multiple colours?


Lol. Talking about "US Cellular" and spelling colors with English spelling makes me laugh.

And kicking people out of it now.  Yeah it's illegal for them to be here, but so was the 18th Amendment and we all know how well Americans followed their own Constitution.

Um, no.  He was just commenting on his personal thoughts about seeing the British spelling while talking about a US company.  Why does that have to turn into the usual anti-American comments.  Once again, the person making the comment doesn't have the balls to say their country of origin.  

I was waiting for more details on the 8S. The only thing that has me down is that it only has 512MB of RAM and no NFC. I love the form factor and how light it is!

So far, what has me sold is the small and light frame and expandable memory!  Reminds me of a much better Samsung Focus.

Ok thanks. I was maybe hoping to just drop in my SIM card and have it work. Hopefully they come out with a GSM version.

Whether the exclusivity thing is because of the carriers, Nokia, or both, I don't really care any more. Much as I really like what Nokia potentially could offer me, the whole situation has kind of burned me on the Nokia brand. Heck, even the Windows Phone brand feels a little tarnished to me because of Nokia. OTOH, HTC feels like they have their act together, starting with their announcement.

Inferior by whose standard. Some people on here really like what HTC has to offer or even Samsung. Making a blanket statement like that doesn't help get the OS out there into peoples hands. I wish people would stop hating on the other phones. They are all good phones with unique features. For some carriers that may be the only choice people have and if people are talking to their friends and family and saying 8x sucks or Ativ is no good then people may not switch at all. I personally like what all the phones offer. They all have good features but most importantly they run WP8.

USCellular is a smaller (per se) company but I have been using them for about 15 years and have never had any problems other then them being CDMA. Missed out on some great phone over years but my HTC 7 Pro is a great phone.