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

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!

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

36 Comments
  • LOL @ irub1out
  • Seriously, Deepthroat all over again...except you know, phone news and not politcial news.
  • Great name. Wonder if that was intentional?
  • haha was about to post the exact same thing
  • Rich could just have wrote "a member". Cannot believe that was posted
  • 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.
  • You mad bro?
  • 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.  
  • +1
  • 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!
  • Umm, isn't NFC a requirement of WP8?
  • Hmm... not according to this WPCentral comparison chart:  http://www.wpcentral.com/updated-comparison-guide-windows-phone-8-devices
  • HTC 8S does NOT have NFC. Sorry, folks.
  • this is annoying the OS supporting this feature and they decided to take it away from consumers
  • They took it away to reduce cost.
  • So far, what has me sold is the small and light frame and expandable memory!  Reminds me of a much better Samsung Focus.
  • No NFC isn't a deal breaker for me.
  • Lmao (iRub1out)
  • I can't even concentrate on the rest of the post.
  • LOL!  Agreed!
  • Will it work on tmo aws?
  • US Cellular is a CDMA carrier w/LTE coming soon.
  • USCellular has LTE
  • Omg, his username give me cause to doubt, even if he had a us cellular device in hand
  • Does anyone know if US Cellular has a CDMA or GSM network?  Could you unlock it to use it with AT&T or T-Mobile?
  • CDMA.. a la Sprint
  • They are cdma, I think they use vzw's bands
  • 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.
  • Nokia , why you set everything exclusive ? Please see how widely spread of Htc as an example !
  • 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.
  • HTC has the inferior phones. They have no choice but to have multiple carriers and have Microsoft help subsidize.
  • 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.
  • I never heard of US Cellular. Are they a regional company?
  • 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.
  • Replace "more developers" chant with "more carriers" :-)