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HTC closely working with Microsoft for a Windows 10 device

On the sidelines of the India launch of HTC One M9+, the company's new flagship Android smartphone, in New Delhi earlier today, HTC shared that the company is closely working with Microsoft as Windows 10 shapes up to bring a new device to market.

HTC had launched the HTC One (M8) for Windows last year, a Windows version of their then current Android flagship. When asked about a Windows edition of the latest HTC One M9 +, Chia-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer at HTC, said that the company is closely working with Microsoft as they ramp up towards the release of Windows 10.

We'll see how the new version of the Windows operating system shapes up and where it fits in the HTC lineup.

Chang said that the company will be able to share more information about the next Windows smartphone by HTC by the end of second quarter or the beginning of third quarter this year.

HTC has had a love-hate relationship with Windows, and has launched several, well designed Windows Phone devices, yet taken several months between the successive launches and have almost ignored a marketing push for these devices. Not to mention the limited availability of the M8 with Windows Phone.

Could HTC make a difference with their next Windows Phone device, and would you buy one? Tell us in the comments!

346 Comments
  • I smell a flagship...
  • We don't need HTC windows flagship , we need a LUMIA flagship
  • What would you do if Microsoft refuses to let go low and mid range? *sobs
  • Guess ill be going midrange Lumia then haha
  • @yahia_malkawi.
    You've got the wrong mindset, windows phone needs FLAGSHIPS :P.
  • Yes Lumia flsgships. Which have done not the best but still better than HTC and Samsung flagships in sales and mindshare
  • What a surprise, the professional fan boy Idiot is in a HTC article espousing anti-HTC nonsense. This is why you have no friends.
  • Aw i have you at least to comment on my comments :)
  • Nope, I'm just doing my usual calling out of an idiot who doesn't know how to scroll past articles or how to not troll. I do that often.
  • I wasnt trolling :) I wanted to participate. I know it is a hard concept for you to understand, but you know....you don't have to respond to my comments. You choose to do so, to defend your precious HTC/M8 and that is admriable. But it is hypocrticial for you to tell me to scroll pass the article when you cant do the same for my comments. I am sharing my opinions, as have other lumia fans have, like you do in a community. My apologies if my opinion differs from yours ;)
  • Cannon, So you're trolling for trolls? Is that any better? To the defense of "superboy", some of us have had a very long list of bad experiences with HTC.
  • I am one of em :D Both on android and Windows phone, HTC was problematic.
  • HTC it's the best. Maybe not in updates but quality yes Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • It's different when it comes to SuperTroll Micah. Most of us who appreciates HTC for at least giving us their best phone of last year go to Lumia news and say... I'm tired of all this htc news. Hey cannon! "they hate us cause they anus" but I just think Micah is just "peanut butter and jealous"
  • Totes jealous considering I have the better supported phone.
  • I have a Lumia 1020 but that doesn't mean I'm blind. Micah, sometimes I feel like I'm talking to an apple fanboy. It doesn't matter what it is... No one is hating on Lumias so stop being so defensive when you see an HTC article. HTC makes great phones and it so happens the M8 is "one" of the many great selections of Windows Phones. Mr. DANIEL RUBINO has put you in your place many times... Why let it happen again?
  • Just saw this. First of all, I havent been put in my place by ANYONE. Secondly, it's not a bad phone but it is certainly not better than any of the other windows phone flagships either.
  • I had an HTC flagship. No apps. No support. No Updates. No nothing. It virtually was the worst phone buying decision I ever made. Got rid of it within a year and got Lumia 1520 - now that is a flagship!
  • Shh. the htc fans will come at you and be ready to attack :D haha 1520 is amazing. I have it(yellow) and it is a great phone though i am ready for a new lumia.
  • That's funny, I have (and had) a HTC flagship and I've got plenty of apps, oem support and every update except for the WinMo 10 tech preview. Maybe you're in an alternate universe?
  • Be nice to know if it was the M8 or a HTC running 7.8. Gonna put my money on the latter. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Or a windows phone 8x/8s ;) Of course it doesnt necessarily matter what phone it was. Once someone is taitned by a product, that opinion stays the same regardless if it supposedly improved. Case in point....my experience with android :D
  • Actually I did forget about the 8x series. Which is good to know that despite HTC sales, they stand firmly behind MS. It's good to have partners like that despite your fanboy comments. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • However, HTC admits that they're in "wait and see" mode with regard to Windows 10. After using the technical preview, I can definitely see why they're waiting to see what happens. That OS is a mess. I had an old Android with a WP 8 style launcher. It reminds me a lot of that. Jumpy, terrible transitions, multiple themes, multiple menu styles in various locations, continuously switching between WP8 and Android style and design language, continuously switching between light and dark themes, etc, etc. Come to think of it, Android with a WP8 launcher was less annoyingly Android than WP10.
  • Hmmm... "technical preview". I guess if you don't read it would be kinda hard to understand why the oS isn't as smooth.
  • I fully understand the reality and many disclosures of what it is. However, summer is coming quickly. This preview is soooo far off from being a compelling product, that an OEM would be justified in a reluctance to fully commit and to instead wait to see what it becomes. The current trajectory of the product points towards a mismash of a little of everything that will ultimately please no one. Hopefully that will dramatically change before a summer launch. We will wait and see, just like some OEMs.
  • It's understandable you forgot it. It was largely irreelvant in the grand scheme of windows phones and certainly wont be remembered. I did like its design better than my 920...but HTC support was horrible and I feel for those poor 8x users who are unhappy with their choices. Those are the people who are burned by HTC and refuse to M8 or any other HTC a try. Or those who were burned in the windows phone 7 days AND still gave them the benefit of the doubt and got the 8x :D I am not opposed to these phones, contray to what you think. I am opposed to these phones if they are not going to bring their best. And i dont mean 6 months later when the phone is already irrelevant and I dont mean just selling it but pretending it doesn't exist. I'd be willing to give them and others a try if they can give me a compelling reason. And they can't.
  • You can't compare the htc m8 to the previous htc Windows Phones. I agree, the support wasn't there but this is the m8 we are talking about. No one hates Lumias here because we all enjoy Windows Phones and since we all enjoy Windows Phones I'm happy to see HTC still working on Windows Phones
  • Yes you can. You act like this is a completely different HTC or something. It's still the same HTC and they have slightly improved lmfao. But anyone who was burned by the 8x is likely not going to want to risk it a second time so it makes sense that they don't want HTC lmao.
  • It is a completely different HTC.  The One M8 is head and shoulders above any windows phone I've used.  Inclunding the HTC 8X.  Yes I got burned on the first one, but they corrected the course.  The Lumia lines may have a better camera, but unless you're on AT&T it's the best windows phone in the U.S. in my opinion.  I haven't got to compare to the 1520, (I'm on Verizon and was on T-Mobile) but don't act like it's a bad phone just because you love Lumia.
  • It's not a bad phone. It's just not something I'd spend money on. It's really the best choice for those on T-mobile and Verizon for not having any lumia options. Of course i'd probably go Ativ SE over HTC with Verizon
  • I live in Estonia, so with HTC 8x phone there were no Here Drive, no Cortana (cause US language was absent from the settings) and when I got it, it costed some insane 500 euro... Sure it looked and felt great, but otherwise a dissapointment. After that I got Lumia 1520 for like 365 euro from China, delivered in 2 days with stated price of 93 eur, so I only paid 17 eur import tax...
  • And who is complaining about HTC but you?
  • If only Samsung would do the same with the S6/S6 Edge, Note 4...........................
  • HTC 8x not long after it came out...
  • Thanks that helps me better understand your frustration. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • What other HTC flagship other than the m8 came out? It sucks that HTC abandoned their previous phones but to be quite honest those phones weren't even close to the Lumia line. Not saying that's an excuse for HTC to abandoned their phones but as a consumer that wasnt even a consideration. Ssshhh SuperLumia will think you are on his side now lol
  • The HTC hardware is good. However, MS and HTC are not keeping the software on par. What good is the hardware if the OS isn't updated to utilize it? The M8 has the hardware to make use of sensor core MS has enabled on its high end Lumias. But, neither MS nor HTC has updated the phone to use it.  Same with basic elements like DLNA, MS is using the adopted Lumias Play To to fill that gap but have they pushed it out to other capable hardware? Nope. How long has the M8 been on the market now and still they are unable to bring basic functionality enjoyed on iOS and Android. It's the same old story... Hurry up and wait.  So, I'll be waiting while I enjoy all those basics and more on my iPhone today while my M8 sits in its drawer.  It'll be outdated long before it ever actually becomes useful. In other words, it was a waste of money.        
  • Windows phone needs a SURFACE phone flagship, the Lumia brand has absolutely no momentum, the Surface brand has great brand prescence going for it at the moment
  • How's that been working out for you? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Agreed. I certainly don't want HTC to be any shining example of windows phone. Considering the mess they have released thus far. Thankfully Lumia flagships have been promised by Microsoft so at the very least, those people who support irrelevance like htc will have something to at least support the os with even if most of us agree Lumia is better
  • It is not necessary to speak badly about a non-Lumia Windows flagship device. Would be lovely to see Xperia Z4 for Windows as well. What is there not to like about choice? Look at Android: people love HTC One. You also have Huawei, ZTE and what not. Choice is good. Are people angry about the lack of Nexus options? Maybe, but Samsung is a third-party manufacturer while Nexus is king. Samsung just happens to be best-selling manufacturer. Lumia is my fav choice myself, but having people buy HTC M9 for Windows would be insanely great if you ask me. I would be thrilled for my friends sake if they bought HTC flagships running Win 8.1 and Win 10 later.
  • I'd recommend my friends to get the best windows phone experience. Somethign with guaranteed support, amazing cameras and features and comes in many different form factors/sizes. If Lumia is not somethign that appeals to them, then i'd recommend them to something Non-lumia. Case in point, a friend wanted a windows phone....and the 640 isnt out.....so i pointed them to the Blu win hd. I support and back OEMs who support and back this platform. The android comparison isn't balanced simply put because Android has always existed like that. WIndows phone 7 was the same way. You had many choice between OEMs. Then they crapped out and Lumia became the de facto standard which is why most people refuse to buy HTC or Samsung devices and only buy lumia. Lumia isnt nexus. Lumia is the galaxy of the Windows phone team and choice is great. But i'd rather see microsoft take an apple apporach with hardware and a google approach with software. Than having a bunch of crap OEMs release something and then half-ass it with support.
  • What is there not to like about choice you ask? Go shopping with my woman...damn choices keep me out and about forever...
  • That's it!!!! I'm tired of your stupid ass fanboyism. There literally would be no Windows Phone without HTC. They have been making Windows smartphones since the beginning. They are pioneers of smartphones. Before even Blackberry. I've owned both HTC and Lumia phones. My loyalty is to Windows, and I will choose the best Windows device on T-Mobile at the moment. I have no OEM loyalty. It's crazy!
  • Yeah and apaprently them making windows mobile certainly didnt save that platform....and for them to been with the OS(in all forms) since the dawn of time, it certainly hasn't helped them out in the long run. You are absolutely right HTC was a pioneer in smartphones. I've owned many of them...the first 4G phone(HTC evo)...the first Verizon htc android phone(HTC Droid Eris). Many of their other hardware as well. And guess what? HTC has gotten outmatched by samsung, Sony, and even motroola of all people today on android....as well as Nokia Lumia on windows phone side. Theya re a shadow of themselves and releasing flawed products like the m9 isnt going to cut it.
  • The M9 is better than any current phone made for Windows, full stop.  HTC has its issues, but unlike MS they try to actually make cutting edge handsets.  What WP absolutely does not need is another 200 glorified feature phones under the lumia banner. 
  • Ha this is too funny. When HTC releases a phablet that almost 2 years later is still the de facto standard like the 1520. We can talk. When HTC releases an INNOVATIVE phone such as the 1020....then we can talk. In fact, how about if HTC just releases a phone with a good camera period. The m9 isnt better then the 930, 1520, or even the 1020 in some ways. It certainly is not better than the Samsung SE. It's simple an evolved M8 with little changes to it except...gasp a slightly less subpar camera and ultrapixel FFC :D YAY!
  • I have a 1020.  It lags so much it is unusable, and the camera takes so long to open and capture pictures 99% of the time whatever I wanted to shoot has moved on.  The 1020's time came and went 2 years ago, it lacks modern features, was underpowered to begin with and now a relic of processors gone by.
  • So you're complaining about a phones hardware that is nearly 3 years old. No wonder you have issues.
  • Lumia 1020 will be out for 2 years in June/July 2015. The problem with it was the fact I was a Lumia 920 from a processing standpoint with a sweet camera. Agree on the camera lag and mine eventually didn't focus anymore. Now on an 830, and even with the midrange specs I prefer it over the 1020.
  • Hey Dan, when will my downvotes do something? Will they eventually hide comments? Or how about the person who gets a bunch gets cut off from commenting for a while?
  • Lol seriously. Suspend his account or something.
  • Again? How many times do we have to ban him?
  • Why? Why not HTC? Why not Samsung? Why not LG? Why not anyone else who makes phones? Closed minded thinking like that isn't going to lead to success for the platform.
  • If LG, Samsung, HTC or anyone else actually mattered then people would buy their widnows phones. I wish people would stop this whole "We need OEMs for success" becuase it is obviosu we don't. Microsoft(and Nokia) have done well enough with Lumia line in the low end and mid range levels. had they adopted this position in the Windows phone 7 days, i think we would've been well. What will lead to success is not crappy OEM support......but a fully refined OS that isnt handicapped and lacking in features IOS and ANdroid and sometimes even blackberry have. What's going to to lead this platform to success is having apps. I am not close minded at all. I originally joined Windows phone WITH the Htc 8x and I quickly discovered that Lumia phones were better in pretty much every way. From the awesome support to the amazing cameras and innovation(see the 1020) and a series of firsts for windows phone such as my 1520. Both Samsung and HTC have been with WIndows phone since the beginning and they have done very little to drive this platform to success. And presently speaking if we lost them, there is no negative effect on marketshare. Make windows 10 the best it needs to be. Woo these developers and stop wasting time with crap OEMs and release cutting edge lumia. Just like they do with Surface...and there's your success. Not HTC releasing yet another phone which will probably be US only again OR offerign minimal support.
     
  • You can't expect fanboy still holding on to any glimmer of hope to answer this logically. Lumia didn't help WP sale. Nokia did. Just because MS still holds the Lumia name doesn't make promises that a flagship for Win 10 will sale the way it did with the Nokia name. Win 10 can benefit from other OEM flagship as you got loyal brand buyers that could be interested in buying. But people don't see that here. Nokia was their saviour, not Lumia. I personally would love a GS6 for Window. I'd get that just in a heartbeat. I'd probably go back to Windows when a decent REAL flagship comes. But it don't have to be Lumia. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • And without Lumia/Nokia, this marketshare would still be in the 0.8% range it was in the Windows Phone 7 days when there was no lumia and we had far more OEMs at the time :D  If brand loyalty mattered, Samsung would be able to sell a windows phone solely by name as could htc, no matter the OS. As we see, that isnt true and windows 10 wont change that. You are absolutely right. Nokia DID help the platform. I am glad people realize that. It was actually Nokia who paved the way for a lot of the apps we got. I remember the instagram debacle and long before instagram came, we had the hipstomatic option. It wasn't the best......actually awful. But it gave us something. This was before rudy of course and when Instance/Itsdagram was a thing. It brought features to the OS that the OS itself lacked as well.Not to mention many innovations from nokia Thankfully, Lumia is now with Microsoft and they are carrying on that tradition. Unfortunately, they are sharing some of that with Non-Lumia phones but alas I suppsoe it is wrong of me to want some sense of exclusivity. I just hope they remember their loyal supporters and bring out some innovation exclusively for Lumias only.
  • NOKIA DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE. Ok let's get past that. And just because MS has Lumia means what? What was Google able to do with Motorola? I mean other than run it into the ground, sell it to Lenovo and hold on to its patents? MS has not been doing a stellar job with Lumia DESPITE your persistent fanboyism and blind sight of what's happening. MS is a software company and should had stuck with that. You can't expect those numbers to be the same as it was with Nokia brand moving forward. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Last i checked the sales for Lumia have been doing pretty well and marketshare I believe has increased(slowly) thanks in part to the the 635. We of course can't speak for flagships becuase there has not been a flagship released under Microsoft just yet to compare to Nokia. Considering the success of 635(though we'll count that as Nokia), the 830 and with the growing excitement for the 640 and 640 XL which are primed to potentially be amazing weapons in our aresenal, I say for an OS that hasn't had a true flagship(M8 doesnt count as it is only US centric) since the 920(930 doesnt count as it is Non-US and the Icon was only verizon) in 2012....Lumia is doing just fine :D Motorola and Google were a totally different thing lol.
  • Selling pretty well and increase in sales and market shares are two different things. Most likely, and this is only an assumption, people are upgrading a dated 530 or other low end model. That doesn't guarantee MS is being successful with their sales. Just like Google with Motorola. And doing just fine? Stuck ~3.5% market share for how long? Gain market here, lose market there. It's a balancing act with MS. The fact is it doesn't hurt to provide other OEM. I don't know why that's so hard to understand. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Fine may be an overstatement. I agree, but it is not failing miserably as yout ried to imply. I can expect the numbers to stay the same because it's been a year since the Acquisition of Mobile from Nokia and there has not been any type of negative outcome. Lumia sales have increased(slightly) since then and there is certainly just as much excitement for the 640XL and 640 as there was for the 635 last year. I almost forgot the lumia 435 and the 530/535 which i think ARe microsoft products. SO yeah compared to Nokia Lumia vs Microsoft Lumia, they are doing just fine and you can;t compare Microsoft to Google simply because we've yet to see how they will handle a flagship launch. After windows 10, then we can see what happens and we can fairly compare the two
  • Micah, WP market share fell from almost 4% to 2.7% ever since Nokia left Lumia and WP behind. No matter how you try to twist that around, ever since Nokia left things have been going even more downhill for Windows Phone. (For example, did you notice when Instagram last updated their app? Yup. A month before Nokia left.)   Lumia is NOT doing just fine, on the contrary. Despite the plethora of cheap devices released, Microsoft is losing marketshare (and with it, developers of course). WP failed the moment Microsoft had to buy Nokia's D&S division to prevent them to go full Android sooner. Microsoft know that very well. Hence the continuous release of services onto Android and iOS.
  • Are you talking about the worldwide marketshare? I also get that you are a Nokia fan, which is ifne, but are we going to REALLY actually say that Nokia's departure is the reasonign for that. Considering the fact that most likely the reason market share has fallen is less Nokia and more so because of the OS itself(we know how people view Windows phone in general). Never mind the lack of a flagship device And what does instagram have to do with nokia's departure? LMFAO. Considering most of Nokia's success came FROm their plethora of cheap devices then Microsoft is continuing on doing what Nokia has been doing and releasing more and more and more low end phones. But i forget you are a Nokia fan and the only thing worse than arguign with an HTC fan is a Nokia fan lol.
  • Yes. Worldwide marketshare. And yes, I'm definitely saying it is the reason for the abrupt decline. People bought the phones on the Nokia brand. Not on the OS.   Nokia was the one pushing developers to release the apps. Microsoft never really cared. Nokia left and Microsoft didn't bother. Not only that, they shut down Nokia's ambassador teams.   Yes I am a Nokia fan. Proud of it. I'm not blind, though. But you're a blind fan of whatever it is (I'm not even sure anymore...Microsoft mobile? Lumia?) lol
  • WP market share is greater than 2.7%. You  can find the easiet navigation tool for mobile oS marketshare by country at the following link: http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/global/smartphone-os-market-share/  
  • No, it's not http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25450615
  • Okay thank you for the clarification. I don't exactly 100 percent equate that with the loss of Nokia. Martketshare has dropped but the sales of Lumia devices has increased i believe. So as I said before, i dont think it is because we lost nokia...I know. I know. You view Nokia as thsi great entity and MS as the big bad ugly monster :D
  • According to this MS has 0.8% market share in China. That's horrible. How does MS plan on penetrate Nguyen Lumia with Xiaomi and Huawei Android devices? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • That is horrible. Of course I am curious as to what models and marketing are over there in CHina as well.
  • To be honest Xiaomi owns China so it wouldn't matter. Their phones sale ridiculously Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Apparently Microsoft has been working with Xiaomi to release a custom Windows rom for their android phones and the news was very well received. Oh and prepare yourself as Superboy Micah is going to probably give his own worthless opinion as to why they shouldn't do this and Lumia this, that, etc... :D
  • Such a dumb comment. If WP has already failed, then why is MS pumping resources into W10? If MS buying Nokia was them admitting failure, then why did they do it? Just to throw $7 billion away?
  • Hey hey hey...you know I agree with pretty much everything you've written but Nokia DOES exist still. They just don't exist in the WP world anymore. But if you said that in regards to Micah still writting Lumia/Nokia as if Nokia was still involved in the Lumia devices, then fine. Carry on... ;P
  • I realize that this may be a hard concept for you to understand, so i'll break it down :) I wrote Lumia/Nokia(the lumia being first as that is present) because technically Lumia started with Nokia's efforts in 2012...and I was speaking collectively over the years. Hence the Lumia/Nokia. I am well aware that Nokia no longer is involved with Lumias and I look forward to my Microsoft Lumia upgrade later this year :D
  • Well that's what I meant for these arguments. Should had been more specific but yes, we definitely can agree on that. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • You might be in for a shock if you underestimate Nokia. Hint: they still very much exist. Your cellular connection likely relies on some of their kit. Oh, and they get to use the Nokia name on handsets again from next year. folks ignore them at their peril.  
  • Fortunately Microsoft doesn't share your viewpoint, otherwise they may as well just pull the plug on Windows Phone. Newsflash, MS isn't Apple. MS isn't selling 10 million $500+ Lumias in a single day or weekend. So they're going to need all the help they can get, especially from more well known smartphone brands.      
  • THANK YOU! Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Except you're missing the point that those 'well known' brands have been here all along and still have achieved nothing for microsoft. Hopefully microsoft realizes they are already doing amazing things with Surface....and they can do the same thing with Lumia if they put that much effort into it. Surface is growing and growing even from its abysmal start, MS is not Apple. They aren't google but if they take the greatest of the two, they can be a force to reckon with. With Lumia innovations....flood the market like android with various lumias while refinning your OS to an apple quality. There  is your recipe for success. Not chasing after Samsung and HTC and being afraid to anger them so you handicap your own products.
  • "flood the market like android"   You should call Samsung and ask them how flooding the market with Android devices is doing for their profits. Then call LG and HTC and ask them how NOT flooding the market is doing for their profits. The answer may astonish you...and anger you a bit as your plan goes down the drain ;) WP failed. There's nothing Microsoft can do about it. At best, they can try and bring Android apps to WP and pray for the best. Or they can just put their services on Android and iOS and forget WP altogether. Google grew out of Windows powered computers and they had success in that. Microsoft can do the same thing through Android.
  • Considering that is precisely how Samsung rose to power with Galaxy...yeah they should flood the market but not over saturate(Which they have started doing). Before the galaxy, Samsung had their behold series and the transform series. After Galaxy came they exploited their branding and they had way too many phones. But the issue wasnt so much the fact they flooded it....it was the fact they couldnt control the flood aka update.  Same thing with HTC and all their  many android variations at the time. Samsung's success initially came from having a vast diverse portfolio and now they dont need to do that. Furthermore, Samsung's issues now are because people are not wanting just another Galaxy and they want somehting more and they are now facing competition finally from apple with the 6plus. I cant speak for LG because i dont follow them or their products but HTC themselves had several miserable quarters. Only time will tell how the m9 fares for them.....  
  • They rose to power because of the lawsuit with Apple. Not flooding the market. Flooding the market was the worse they could have done and the reason they cutting back. After that lawsuit, sales sky rocketed. Not saying they weren't doing good before it but no question exceptionally well after. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • That lawsuit had nothing to do with their success. that is such a bs excuse lmfao.
  • Ok. If you really belive that. Immediately after Apple won that lawsuit people started comparing the iPhone with the GS III. Sales increased because of the close comparison and got people talking more about about the Galaxy lineup. Or can you show me one single other Samsung phone that single handedly outsold any of the Galaxy lineup? That lawsuit started a beneficial buzz for Samsung and helped pushed their GS line past Apple sales. But feel free to contradict cause you seem to know more than thou. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • aitt already answered on Samsung.   As for HTC and LG:  HTC had miserable quarters in 2013 indeed. They've now continued to report profits (I think this is the third quarter in a row). LG has doubled their profits on Android growing around 125% YoY. At the same time, Samsung, with their "flooding" strategy, has seen profits decline for two quarters in a row with prospect of further decline. That's why they're cutting down on the number of phones by at least 30%.
  • WP did not fail. Fail to me means the device isn't working properly. It just that WP lack apps perhaps. Just saying.
  • Microsoft has achieved nothing for themselves in terms of mobile. And hasn't Microsoft been here all along too? It seemed before Microsoft acquired Nokia, Nokia actually put more effort into WP being that MS was solely focused on the software side. Their transition to mobile in terms of making hardware under Microsoft has been anything but smooth.
  • Well it would be nice to have more options to choose from, also HTC/Samsung ect Android customers might be more inclined to make the switch if they can do so with a brand they already know. With that said... None other than Nokia and Microsoft have ever taken WP seriously. I've been so disappointed with my Ativ S and my wife's 8S. The phones themselves were/are good at their respective price points, but the way Samsung and HTC left them to rot is unappealing and leaves one with a mistrust in their future products.
  • I bought a Lumia phone because of Nokia, not Lumia. That name had absolutely 0 relevance to me. I would be inclined to buy a Samsung or HTC or even a Lenovo flagship phone. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I had no clue about Nokia at the time :) I brought the phone because HTC's offerings sucked(I had the 8x originally) and i switched to the 810 and then 920. From there, Nokia built loyalty and that is why I am still with them and why many of us are with them. When HTC does somethign besides some gimmicky speakers, i may gave them a shot. but if all we're getting is a Windows 10 phone of the m9...yeah i'll pass as will m any i am sure.
  • You're still with Nokia? Then tell me how you're liking the N1 and how you're liking the Z Launcher. Because you must've ditched WP already if you're really still with Nokia like I am ;)
  • Why are you here? You hate TILES which is what everything MS is based on now. You hate Microsoft Mobile which is what we're talking about here. Your Nokia Fanboyism is a Bluff. Deep down inside, you're the biggest MS fanboy to have ever existed, when are you gonna cut the crap and just come out.
  • Exactly we need all the flagships we can get. I don't understand why would anyone be close minded enough, not to just want any one release flagship phones for Windows Phone. If the htc flagship is anything like the new M9 and properly distributed it will be great for the platform.
  • If the m9 windows comes here, I am sure it'll be just like the M8 windows. irrelevant and forgotten.
  • You know what else is irrelevant and forgotten? Nokia... Little sarcasm to enlighten you...
  • That's fine. I use Lumia. Not Nokia :)
  • I agree that a Lumia flagship phone, but right now what we really need is ANY windows phone flagship. The HTC One M8 for Windows was the best Windows phone that we have had available for quite sometime.  There were very few flaws with it as far as a flagship goes. The biggest being the camera.  Although I went with the Lumia 830 (Better camera and wireless charging) I was seriously thinking about the HTC One M8.   If HTC can come out with a true Windows Phone flagship (Think Lumia 920) with a good camera, and other additions like NFC, and wireless charging, then Windows phone will have the headset we have been waiting for. Right now, as long as a true flagship option arrives, I think the Windows Phone population will feel more confident in where Windows is heading.
  • Best windows phone we've had so far? LOL the Lumia 930 and Icon...as well as even the Samsung ATIV SE on verizon would like a word. The M8 windows brought front facing speakers and an ugly case to the table. I am not sure how that is the BEST anything.
  • I love my HTC One M8 for Windows. You think it is ugly, and that is your opinion. You are entitled to it, but that doesn't mean we have to agree with it. We need OS recognition and acceptance. You are not going to get that by isolating all the OEMs. If Microsoft were to develop the elitist attitude that Apple has, I would begin to hate MS as much as I do Apple. The MS model is and always has been software first. It wasn't until recently that MS has become a true hardware company, as well. MS is not trying to take over the sales of WP, tablets, and PCs. They are trying to set a market standard for hardware. They said as much with the release of the Surface RT. Therefore, there is no reason for them not to encourage and support other OEM device development. They should do just that...and put out new Lumias, too. There is no logical business reason not to.
  • Except if i am not mistaken, they actually are dominating WIndows tablet market. I'd be okay with other OEMs on board. I dont have to buy them. What am not okay with is microsoft playing it safe and making the people who do support them and their products suffer because they dont want to compete with their OEMs. If you are goign to lead, then lead. If you are going to follow then follow...but this half in, half out approach to appease subpar OEMs is not good. If they develop an elitist atitude like apple maybe they will get a tenth of their success
  • An 'ugly' DOT view case which is considered cool and innovative and offers a neat way to view notification, answer calls, interact with Cortana, etc, and much more. Compare that with glance or any case for a Lumia. And front facing speakers you can ACTUALLY hear as opposed to anything Nokia/Microsoft has ever offered... How's that for best?
  • A case is innovative. Yes. People are going to really praise them for that brilliant innovation. Oh and this amazing front facing speaker.....wow if only Nokia Lumia had been known for innovations. Oh goodness. That 41 megapixel camera that definitely made Lumia an excellent competitor in the camera arena. Well at least we have that. Lmfao
  • That phone with the ugly case you describe was picked by just about everyone as the best smartphone design of 2014 and that's with a horrible camera!  I don't recall hearing half as many accolades for the devices that you listed.  BTW, I don't have an M8!  I am rocking a Lumia 1520, which I love!  MKBHD, Engadget, Techno Buffalo and so many more called the M8 the best designed phone of last year.  You are just flat out wrong!!! 
  • We need HTC and Samsung to get serious and release great devices that are well marketed
  • Whatever you smoking doesn't help. You should stop immediately...
  • Lol
  • We need every kind of flagship, stop being so short sighted.
  • We need every big company's flagship.
    So, we need a HTC AND a Lumia flagship.
  • if MS sells nokia/Lumia busines it will happen. Until then, nobody will be serious about WP.  
  • Hopefully a flagship will also launch with a "slightly lower" spec phone which goes above current 830. (just like when the 920 bought along the 820)
  • we don't need a Lumia flagship. We need MS to get rid of all lumia phones and hardware division to help OEMs join the platform instead of dominating the dying platform that is WP. Every time MS ships a new lumia, more OEMs ditch WP lans. This may very well be HTC's last phone using an MS OS. If MS ships a lumia flaship, the miniscule amount of people that are still on WP will flock to it, making the HTC set an even more spectacular failure than the last. This will seal the deal: they'll be gone. Then MS will shut down the lumia division anyway (along with its phone OS) down the road when all devs have finally abandoned the doomed platform and then we'll have no Lumia flagship, and no HTC. Nutell must sell that division now!  
  • Do you realize how silly and ridiculous you sound? Yes lets get rid of the phones that are selling and people actually do want so we can make sure HTC feels better about themselves. You do realize that before Lumia existed, HTC and Samsung and others actually were the leaders. I believe HTC was actually selling the most at the time. Then they screwed up and Lumia came along and well the rest is history. If they got rid of Lumia and all we had was HTC...something tells me those people who are buying lumias, likely will not buy anything from HTC :DThey'd leave and the platform would effectively die. Dont blame us because HTC doesnt know how to market and properly support their phoens and that is why nobody wants them....except a few.
  • Microsoft isn't necessarily the best at marketing either. So you're argument is mute. Also, stop with the 'HTC doesn't know how to properly support their phones' argument. They knew that was a flaw but they have addressed it quite well by guaranteeing updates for 2 years from date of release. Not only that, they are offering the M9 customers a free one time replacement if they crack their screen, water damage, or switch carriers, in the first year. No one else is doing that... https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli...
  • Microsoft markets their products. For all the Lumia so far they released. HTC doesn't market the m8 windows lmao. Lets hope HTC doesn't break their guarantee. It's not like they never did that before.
  • If ms market their handsets, they're doing a pretty poor job of it. I don't even need the fingers of one hand to count how many ads for Windows Phone devices I've seen.
  • Just wait few month's ! Is allmost ready........
  • "We need" haha
  • HTC won't be the only one coming out with a W10 flagship.  Others are watching closely. 
  • No.  We nee a flagship, period.  I'll take a windows flagship from Samsung at this point.  MS/Nokia has been terrible at ofering anything since the 920.  The 1520 was gimped for the US market, and the 930/Icon I never felt was a "flagship."  Low/mid devices might rule the market, but flagships represent it.
  • How it smells?
  • Possible launch of a flagship(m9 for windows) & 2 mid-range devices. #Windows10^
  • I smell another phone without basic functions like call blocking.
  • Maybe they will release a phone in 2015 that is on par with the 2013 lumias. Their camera at least finally decided to leave 2005 and enter 2014...except still crappy haha
  • On par how? Only the camera maybe and that's not a usp for all people or maybe even most. A good camera is nice but when I sell phones people don't ask me about the camera. CPU wise they are at least on par, but most likely beyond MS at the moment. Design I wont touch since it's personal. Don't get me wrong I liked my 920 and now 930. But calling them below average is wrong in my opinion.
  • Because the M8 windows is on par. It brought a low quality camera with a good hardware(subjective as I find the 930 to be better) and it still lacked a lot of Lumia apps many loved. Contrary to what most people who own the M8 windows will try and say, the M8 windows is not a better flagship than the 930/icon or the samsung ativ se. It is simply an alternative for those minute few who dont want a lumia but want most of the same capabilities.
  • Ok ok I get that. Any way it's not on sale here(Dutch) so it will always be Lumia for me. That or switch ofc, but no reason to.
  • That's simply your opinion. It brought features the Lumias/ Ativ didn't have. It is just as good or better in some aspect as both those phones.
  • It brought speakers in the front, an ugly case and a low resolution camera. Yeah they can keep that.
  • You can't reason with a fanboy.......
  • Exactly and you can't reason with people who can't seem to accept that most of us don't care about HTC and want to see Microsoft put muscle into their own flagships.
  • Only you don't care about anything. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Nothing that isnt lumia anyway :D
  • Exactly. People like you is the reason nothing pushes forward Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • People like me are the reason the os is still afloat because we brought Lumia and didn't switch platforms.
  • Indeed my friend. As big a Lumia Fanboy as you are, you've been steadfast, while some of us have given up the Great Fight and are now just looking in from the outside.
  • @Superboy your comments in this post are crigne worthy. You are always just Doing The Most™. Try harder.
  • Ofcourse we need Lumia Flagships. Why? Cuz Lumia is like a Nexus for Windows Phone,just inagine the Microsoft, which is now stuck with Mid range and Low range phone, releases a 5" flagship in the October this year... Boom! The release of Lumia 640/XL is already a hit in the world of Midrange with excellent pricing.
  • Not even close. The whole point of Nexus lineup is to experience a stock bloat free Android OS. They simply use the same OEM flagship phone for their Nexus. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I feel like all HTC Windows Phones were flagships at release lol
  • The m9- doesn't currently use a snapdragon from what I've read so guessing their doing something unique again(hopefully with physical/capacitive buttons)
  • The US version uses the SD 810, Asian M9+ uses the Mediatek Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • More flagships the better. With Windows 10 coming up this fall, I feel there will be more flagship  windows phones from different manufacturers,i.e. HTC, LG, Samsung, Xiaomi, Micromax. Of course I am targeting this manufacturers as they are the most common ones that will adopt windows 10 strategy.   
  • A flagship of what? A reskinned Android M9 for Windows with a camera sub par to our very own 20MP camera? Might as well get the M8 and stick with the UltraPixels, at least it's as good in low light.
  • Yay!! Finally! I have a beautiful HTC 8XT and can't wait for the next one!
  • HTC Harmony. #neverforget
  • HTC Elation. #neverforget
  • HTC Diamond #neverforget
  • The slimmer version of the se x1
  • HTC Faraday #almostforgot
  • HTC Newton #doesn'texist
  • HTC Typhoon #neverforget
  • HTC Arrive. #neverforget
  • HTC One X. #neverforget #stillworking
  • I smell two flagships
  • I smell bacon!
  • I smell farts.
  • I smell losses for HTC.
  • I smell a resurgence.
  • After Denim on my 1520 I can't own anything other than Lumia when it comes to WP but I'm excited for this device for the sake of the platform.
  • Kept telling you people a WP version of the m9 was sent to some FCC type organization..saw it on the verge..early this year.
  • WC never listen to rumors -_-
  • We know people at HTC. We don't have to listen to every BS rumor. Some people make their living off reporting anything and everything.
  • And boom, there goes the dynamite. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Yeah integrity is so passe /s
  • They just love to troll all other WP sites.
  • Yeah, like the 8X right....
    Fool me once HTC, fool me once
  • What's wrong with 8X? I still love mine.
  • Terrible support for the device
  • I have no hardware problem. As for updates the WP8.1 update runs well.
  • Their support was no worse than I got for my 810.  Actually... probably better.
  • If it weren't for p4d, mine would still be on 8.0
  • One M9 For Windows? If yes then I hope it wont have overheating problems and such a lame camera
  • I'd recommend reading the reviews on Android Central.  They expereienced no real heat issues.  It appears to be largely confined to the realm of inane and rather pointless benchmarks.  A recent software update appears to have boosted camera performance. 
  • HTC One M10!!?!?!?
  • How perfect for a new Win10 HTC
  • Would be appropriate
  • I think you mean, HTC "Win" M10?
  • If Microsoft supplied the camera on the next HTC phone it would be a sweet phone.
  • As I understand it, the camera in the M9 I'd the same camera as in the 930/1520. It's Microsoft's expertise they lack.
  • Well that is odd, because M9 shots I've seen are not good.  Perhaps it's the lens rather than the camera module itself.
  • It is nowhere near the same camera lmfao. Just because they both have 20 megapixels doesnt make it the same lol. Trust me. Look at the camera samples of the m9 windows and you'll see it is nowhere near a pureview lumia quality.
  • Indeed just look at the article they posted a few weeks ago. The 930 owned.
  • I'm afraid I can't tell you where I read it, but it was a reputable source, not just on some forum. The point being made was exactly that it takes a lot more than hardware to make a good camera, so comparing pictures won;t clear this point up. I'll post a link if I can find it.
  • Um yes pictures will tell you which camera has the better quality lmfao. Hence the reason camera test exists lol
  • My mistake. I clearly overestimated your intellect. What I was trying to say was that IIRC, the HTC and the Lumias used the same camera unit, which again IIRC is made by Samsung. However Samsung cannot supply Microsoft Oy's camera expertise or algorithms, meaning the same camera can give wildly different results on two different devices. QED.
  • That's cute. It has nothing to do with my intellect, it's just that you obviously have an issue with explaining what you're saying in a coherent way. I also have yet to see any news about Samsung supplying Lumia cameras.
  • I said it was my fault. It's difficult to remember that some people don't have what it takes to pick things up from context.
  • I'm trying to get my wife this phone.
  • Why are you trying to make her get this phone. Let her have whatever phone she wants to get.
  • I smell love
  • Awesome news!!
  • HTC ONE W10????
  • I've got the m8 for windows on a 12 month pay off. This way I get a new phone and am not waiting a whole year more with my 920. If there phone will just be another year off m9 for windows then ill probably skip HTC and see what else has been brought out.
  • the HTC Anus 10X
  • Lawl, HTC Anus
  • I don't need HTC windows flagship , I need a LUMIA flagship
  • Thank god the market isn't just you.
  • Except the market has spoken and nobody but 2% of windows phone users actually want HTC ;)
  • To be fair, nobody has really even tried.
  • Okay then Micah. The market has really spoken and it doesn't want windows phone at all. I'm glad at least some(1)OEM is doing something.
  • 10 million windows phone devices sold(Lumias) at the end of 2014 quarter......and I believe there are at least 50 millon overall. People obviously do...compared to HTC, who has likely at best sold 5 million overall int he last 3 years :D And yeah I am glad there is 1 OEM that did something. Nokia(now microsoft). Goodness knows where this platform would be if we never had lumia. Oh yeah. Back in the same marketshare blackberry is and back in 4th place :D
  • Nokia doesn't matter in 2015. Can we move forward now please? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Did I say that it does?
  • Was I replying to you? No. Continue Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • That's a pretty narrow viewpoint.
    After all, Apple didn't matter in 2006.
  • So basically nobody:P yeah Lumia saved it?? dare I say that, since nothing was really saved. Just a total failure prevention. Alltough Nokia sold worldwide and this Windows based HTC was US only so no comparison there.
  • Every windows phone 7 and windows phone 8 device from HTC was global except the m8 windows. So try again :D Considering that attention and marketshare increased after Nokia joined, yeah...it did save the platform. I do recall that the Platform pre-nokia was not even at 1% for US standards nor was it selling Millions each quarter. So yeah, small as it may be, success is owed in great part to lumia.,
  • I thought more of you, you know that I was talking about the M8:P But yeah the one HTC I would've liked to get was US only. I agree that Nokia got WP to a higher level.
  • My friend loves their M8.  So there are people who enjoy non-Microsoft Windows phones. Choice is good, and the overlap of hardware with Android means the accessory market is massive for the M8 etc.
  • Yeah I am sure those 100,000 who own the M8 windows( I am being generous) are happy. It's certainly not a bad phone.
  • And those 100K helped MS market share, despite how small it may be. Don't you get that? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • You are absolutely right. They did. Of course on the flipside if we didnt have them, it also woukdn't hurt the marketshare of MS either. So it's a double edged sword really and goes to prove my point that HTC disappearing(much like Samsung disappearing for a bit except for last year's Ativ SE) really has no adverse effect on the marketshare....because....they are kind of irrrelevant.
  • It's not so much the market share more than getting people onto Windows with brands they like. Although market shares is the most important. No argument there. But we don't know the real numbers but it's to know HTC felt the need to toy with releasing a newer model. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • So are you assuming those HTC users would not be Windows Phone users if the HTC option didn't exist? I'm doubtful that is true.
  • Do you know how many people on here uses WP because of Nokia? People like brands. That's subjective but I would have NEVER used WP had it not been for Nokia. People like the buy brand names because it's what they know. I never said people wouldn't had, but I know if I was a huge HTC fan and didn't care about OS, I might want that HTC phone. People may like the OS but don't the Lumia options cause they don't look premium and like the HTC. I can't speak for why someone wants a phone or not, but it's good for MS to have OPTIONS. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • So then why do you seem so opposed to non-Microsoft phones?
  • I'm opposed to non Lumia because mainly I dislike this half ass approach these people have. They release these phones and barely support and market them. They don't sell and suddenly the OS gets bad mouthed because these OEMs half the time don't care. They don't put the same effort in as their android phones and it is like why bother. I would rather have none then have someone who is not all in because you have a lot of people who have been burnt by these OEMs who eventually equate it to windows phones failure and then go to android or IOS.
  • We heard you the first time. Kindly stop spamming the comments.
  • But we need all the OEMs we can get.
  • 1. Fix your camera
    2. Promise better support for your Windows mobile - updates and availability in market
  • They've already promised better support on their devices. Far beyond what most manufacturers are promising actually... https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli...
  • I don't need a promise. Nokia and Microsoft simply set a standard :)
  • What standard do you speak of?  My Lumia 810 was killed off within a year of it being released.  I've gotten promises of support, but it never materialized past... Amber.  I've also seen 822 owners wonder where their support was.    Also, Micah... I can tell you haven't bothered to read a single comment today.  HTC's uh-oh protection sets the standard here.  Nokia's warranty won't cover you if you toilet your phone... or swtich carriers.  I doubt Nokia, now MS, has set any quality standards, espcially after replacing my 810 twice, and the various other lovely issues faced by various phones released.  While I understand that styling is subjective, I haven't heard too many quality control issues with the 8x.  920 was rife with em.  While people like you have "kep the platform afloat," you are also one of the people who haven't helped it grow.  A Samsung fan might come here considering a Samsung Ativ, but is generally driven away by the sheer hatred of anything not Lumia.   tl;dr: Micah, please.  Slow down with the blind comments for Lumia.  You are beginning to sound like the crowd who like half eaten apples.  We need ALL the OEM support we can get. 
  • Will never buy another HTC!
  • I've liked HTC hardware since Canary. Would be nice to have a reason to give them another try after trying some others in recent years.
  • Let me guess, you will be able to buy this phone, office hours between 09:00 to 09:01 every second Tuesday. But only if the sun shines, and only if were close to a even week number. So welcome to buy your new "-HTC M9 for Windows 10 for phones" in Narnia. Now go find the cabinet.
  • I know several who would definitely jump at this, although it would be abit more difficult since they got the Android M8 not too long ago. Locking the windows phone variant to the US seriously hampered sales for that device.
  • Cant trust low-mid HTC phones, but phones like these, I like. I bet its the HTC One M9 for Windows.
  • Best news I've heard in a long time
  • Lmao well the 2% of windows phone users can be happy. Haha
  • It will be called HTC M10
  • HTC M9 For Windows Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • More like the unicorn10
  • Uh, April 1st was 2 week ago..........
  • Waiting for Microsoft flagship
  • Intelligent you are :)
  • Get the best camera, get updates guaranteed and 1st than non lumias.. ;)
  • As is the issue with their Android flagship, if HTC had better cameras, I'd be all over a flagship Windows phone of theirs.
  • The m9 will have a better shooter
  • The m9 doesnt even have a better shooter now.
  • Software will be updated and the camera should get better.
  • Software updates have gotten the camera better.  I'd reocmmend checking out the Anandtech reviews.  I wouldn't be surpised if there isn't an article on Android Central with an update on the software update.
  • HTC One M10 with W10. A lot of 1s and 0s... 1s and 0s...
  • Lol they could call it the HTC binary
  • LOL technical joke !
  • Htc had good built quality
  • wood be nice to get a W9 with windows 10....
  • Please launch outside US especially Europe.
  • Ever herd of using sites like expansys
  • The One M8 for Windows was only ever sold on Verizon. Therefore buying it for any other county would be pointless becasue it would be locked to Verizon. Even if you could unlock it, it would still lack the bands needed for use on networks outside of America. Also, HTC keep on complaining that when they release a windows phone no one buys it, well if they only release it on on network in one country then what the hell do they expect to happen!!!
  • The One M8 for Windows is available on AT&T, TMO, and Verizon.  If I remember correctly, there's a good chance the Verizon phones will work outside the US especially with the prevalence of CDMA.  I welcome any corrections on that statement though.
  • Which are great if you want zero customer service, dodgy warranty status and an all-round sub-par experience. At a premium price. hmmm. No thanks.
  • Definitely!!! Go HTC!!! The best in the world.
  • HTC M10 with Windows 10 would be great
  • Nice m9+ or a newer version m10
  • With the way htc works it wouldn't be id have to be from scratch since the m9- uses a different brand of processor
  • This might be my next phone depending on what flagship will be coming out of Microsoft around the same time.
  • HTC1M9W10
  • HTC has a lot of bugs. My 1520 works better than my wife's M8. HTC needs to fix the drivers/ bug issues. I'm sticking with Lumina no matter how good the hardware is
  • Way to go :) I know people with the M8 windows who took theirs back for the 830. It's a shame that a midrange phone is better than a high end flagship
  • I like my m8 for windows it's a great device. Being on t-mo it was the right move from the l925. I'm hoping for a m9 for windows
  • They should reissue the 8x. What a lovely and good looking phone it was.
     
  • Two and a half years old, and I'm still getting comments on my 8X.  It's not as fast as it used to be, but it's still a good phone.
  • No microSD, no buy. I really want to love HTC again, but they make it so damn difficult with their paltry efforts so far :\
  • If its not that or the onboard storage to the resolution of their display
  • The M9 does have micro-SD card.
  • I'm the opposite - SD introduces so many issues, I stay away from devices with it.
  • Yes we need also Sony And Samsung flagships, that is the only way to compete against Android and ios
  • Wouldn't it be nice to see WP on as many diverse OEM phones as possible? I get the Lumia fanboys but y'all need to calm down a little. WP is awesome, put it on as much hardware as you can.
  • Nope. We got the hardware with Lumia. Now we just need Microsoft to step their game up a bit with the OS and actually m arket their products and give WIndows 10 for phones its time to shine
  • You mean on a 3" 256mb 8gb device?
  • Way to be anti-consumer and anti-choice.
  • It NEEDS a great camera. If the camera is not any better than what is already out now why would you get it
  • Because camera experience isn't the only thing that matters on a smartphone.
  • ha ha ops that came out wrong I ment for me it's the most important thing. HTC makes great phones and before I got my Lumia 928 I only owned HTC phones. well aside from my first LG flip phone.
  • Is important to lots of people...I'd say must people take photos and post them somewhere, with their phone.
  • LOL, becuase that worked out SO WELL with WP8.
  • So looks like HTC will continue to release the WP version 6 months after the android version
  • Pretty much :D Cue the excuses from the others on 'they have to wait for windows 10' lol
  • Htc effort with wp just seems lazy. Just slap the os on their android devices.
    Well, if htc is specifically design/develop a phone for win10, like their past effort with htc 8x, then yes, would love to check it out.
  • You know Microsoft made it so Android OEMs can do that, right?
  • Don't be a hater. If a phone runs Windows that's all that matters. Just because the hardware also runs another OS doesn't mean anything. Seriously.
  • Lazy or not the article did mention HTC is working with Microsoft. Not to mention I don't mind this 'lazy' approach. The M8 was already ranked as one of the best android phones out winning numerous awards and coming to Windows is no different in my opinion. Not to mention the M8 has hardly any issues and HTC has promised to support it for 2 years.
  • If it's an improvement over the M9 they can have my money!
  • I had a HTC hd7, the radio in it was solid probably the most stable consistent experience I've had. The rest, screen / camera sucked. Guess for its day it was par not Stella but par. I had a 920 next the camera and screen was Stella the radio was average. Leaving the total experience probably a 6.5/10. Give me a good screen, great camera and the solid consistancy of the hd7 and you have a winner. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App
  • I wish I could say the same of my x1(dropped out of hspa coverage alot) but se restricted them so much
  • Based on how fast Windows 10 for Phone is shaping I'm expecting flagships releases only in the middle of the next year. Everything is so "early" in the phone side!
  • HTC could make a difference and I welcome their efforts.
  • I have an m9. My 925 has been giving me problems and T-Mobile doesn't have a decent WP right now. The m9 is a great phone. If this had windows on it, it would be a killer device. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • We can only hope they'll expand their roms for android phones to othe OEMs
  • Yes, I'd consider an HTC as my next WP as long as it's rad!
  • Well my m8 flagship cant even download w10 to so I'm not sure if Id by again unless there's more of a commitment to updates. That said I'm still loving the M8
  • Windows 10 is still in beta testing, heck half the people using are missing basic functionalities. It's still in development just with the help of customers. If the M8 can't get it it's due to Microsoft not yet allowing it to. HTC has already made a clear commitment to provide updates for 2 years from date of release and they also offer a free screen replacement on the M8 if you crack it in the first 6 months. https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli...
  • I hope they release M9 with W10. Though I love my Lumias but I'd buy it solely for encouraging other OEMs. For the same reason I bought the Samsung Omnia back in 2011 (but don't remind how that relationship ended lol)
  • Yeah, but support for lumias is outstanding, look at win10
  • I remember having the HTC Titan and absolutely hating the limited WiFi range on it.  Luckily, HTC has gotten their act together in the last few years.  I'd actually consider using their phones again if not for the poor camera tech.  Hopefully HTC's first Windows 10 device is an eye turner, but likely it's going to be a repackaged M9.
  • Yall need to fix these bugs for windows10 mobile..... I swear I it feels like android and this was the only PREVIEW that cross me..... Oh need to fix shall asap
  • Windows phone is Lumia. We need a new flagship Lumia. Lumia hands down has been the best quality phones now..... Even if they ran Android, they'd still be the best.
  • Well i wouildnt go that far ;) Lumia with Android wouldnt be as cool :D
  • According to the Chinese?  Nokia running Android is cool enough to sell out within a few minutes of being released on preorders.  I don't recall that happening for WP8 at any point...
  • That's good news :)
  • Windows phone needs a reference design phone from MS....aka a Surface Phone..just like they did for the 2 in 1 market. The Surface brand has more name recognition and flagship DNA than Lumia does and will ever. Surface phone = flagship. Lumia = mid to low tier. 3rd party can fill in wherever they want.
  • This would be interesting if micorsoft launched a "Nexus" program with OEM's . Otherwise HTC is just going to throw out another dud.
  • I had high hopes that with the reign of the Wang HTC would end it's doublespeak regarding Windows Phones. Maybe I asked for too much...
  • I still prefer HTC hardware over Lumia hardware.
  • Well good to know they have some fans :D I prefer Lumia over HTC any day lol
  • If HTC could release it at the same time as it's Android counterpart so it isn't extremely out of date, update it promptly instead of abandoning it, and fix the camera quality issues I'm on board. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I think flagships from many developers would be a great thing :)
  • Doesn't matter if nobody knows.
  • The support hasn't been there
  • I don't know...ive been let down by HTC the last 2 phones I had before mt Icon (Arrive, and 8x). Not the phones themselves, just in HTCs support of the platform. I may stick with Lumias for a while and see how HTC and other companies act after Win10.
  • I'm guessing that it will only be available in the good old U.S of A too ? More high-end Lumia's are what's need, not these mid to low end models, not much since the 930 really, MS need a high end 5 or 5.5" sized Lumia running W10...and quickly.....costing between £450-600
  • Damn, would be all over this if they improve the camera and start supporting their windows phones more. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • I truly hope for something less/equal to 4.7"
  • I personally think MS needs to score with a new flagship device out of Nokia/MS Phone realm.  This way it sends positive signal to other OEMS that they too can score big on a Windows Mobile flagship device.  This makes it easier for big OEMS to jump into the Windows Mobile bandwagon otherwise its going to be Lumia all the way and as much as we like it...it is bad for Windows Mobile.
  • Well, i have a good opinion of HTC and i believe that they are ahead of samsung when it comes to phone's quality but please release your windows phones outside US. M8 with Windows would've been the perfect flagship for windows phone community worldwide..
  • I love my 8x and my 1520. The little HTC has been through things I thought only a Nokia could survive.. Still everything works flawlessly on it.
  • HTC makes great hardware and I'm happy to hear they are working with Microsoft to release a WP. Hopefully when the release of Windows 10 arrives we have HTC and others to choose from.
  • I love my HTC 8xt and would gladly upgrade to another HTC Windows phone. Never had a Lumina though due to Sprint not being a WP supporter
  • You're missing out :)
  • HTC needs to build the surface phone. Similar to how Google does their nexus line. All metal. I want it Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Glad I ditched HTC, good phones but support was awful, wife has M7 and camera has gone on it, letters falling off the back, never again.
  • Yes yes yes
  • I've had HTC Tilt, Til 2 & Titan, back in WM days. If they up their camera game and give the WP as much attention as their Android devices, I'd consider getting my first HTC WP.
  • If they do this, they have to make it a global release. I can see this helping Windows if it happens, with yet another big name supporting it hopefully more phone companies and consumers will have more faith and interest in the OS. To compete at the top and gain a bigger marketshare (leading to more consumers, therefore to more apps, closing this so-called 'app gap'), it's gonna be easier with more big brands than if it was just Lumia fighting the good fight alone. There could be a domino effect; big-name HTC shows they can use both Android and Windows on their devices, another company sees it and does the same - that's reliant on HTC's success (or whatever companys starts it off), however. I don't think general consumers buy for the operating system as much as they buy for the brand - the OS is an afterthought. Samsung, HTC, Sony, they're well-known and shift a lot of devices. If Windows could get those onboard, things could really start to change.
  • I'd definitely seriously consider it, if they released it internationally... It at least made an unlocked version. I was so close to import an M8 for Windows, but seeing Verizon's update cluster**** with the Lumia icon & ATIV SE made me change my mind .... I don't wanna be under Verizon's mercy.
  • Im using a gs6 cause of a lack of flagship....cant wait to see the new lumia flagship Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Mi HTC One M8 just died last week(sadly), still great phone and would love to see more of them.
  • Awwww yeah.  Hopefully HTC will offer the uh-oh proection plan for the Windows version.  Personally this peace of mind is a seller for me.  Your move MS!
  • I think if you look at the 3% market share that Windows Phone has, you will conclude that it makes more sense if Microsoft lets HTC do the high end, while MS concentrates on mid-range and low range. It is a question of units sold. If both MS and HTC do high end devices, they both loose money on those. HTC is most likely not making a Windows Phone out of the Desire Eye for that reason. I even wonder if the Desire Eye is not a Windows Phone device that was converted to Android, because of the camera button, a feature missing on other modern HTC Android devices. Anyhow, I have a Desire Eye and it is great, the M9 with WP10 will be fantastic. Pay no attention to the current M9 camera critics, the M9 camera software is way behind schedule, because the Toshiba sensor only entered full mass production at the end of February 2015. The camera is way more capable and updates are being rolled out. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • HTC Windows Phone 10 X please
  • There are people who wanted to have the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone when it was launched, but it never launched outside the US. Then HTC will tell, "We sold only few HTC One M8 with Windows." What do they expect?
  • I love my M8 on Android, but as much as I love it I can actually see Michas point about needing a Lumina flagship... as funny as this sounds. While I agree having various oems on board is also needed, Microsoft needs to strengthen the Lumina or better yet a Surface line of phones with all the bells and whistles from the Lumina line. They need more than low-end and mid-tiered phones because while the developing countries may be satisfied with those devices the US is not. Htc has elected to forgo releasing it's true flagship device in the USA and has really po'd many people here, so for them to play a wait and see game without truly committing to me shows some real gaul. The only way Microsoft is going to succeed is to bring the very best phones to the US market on all carriers and put all updates on the play store to bypass the bull crap the carriers do to hold up any updates to it. Along with some real aggressive marketing the likes they have never seen before. As it stands right now there are only 2 choices in smartphones and neither are WP. It's time to wake up and see the real issues folks... The real reason for lack of apps is because Microsoft refuses to promote the phone as needed and would rather make money with it's software. Windows 10 is not going to change this regardless of how many desktops are running 10. People here can't buy what isn't available, and won't know to buy it if it isn't promoted. You can't expect people to switch carriers to get the best phone, especially expensive phones because the majority are on some plan paying over time. I'll say this... A fully supported Surface phone will outsell any other oem phone provided Microsoft pulled their heads out of the sand and came out swinging. Unless they change nothing else will matter
  • HTC is not popular in Mexico, thats why I think HTC will only have success in US or UK.  I'm waiting for a Lumia phone like the 930 on Telcel without a data plan. If that's not possible in Mexico, I'll get my phone from Walmart online store when it arrives.  Today you can get a Lumia 1020 or a Lumia 1520 which is officially not sold in Mexico's carriers like Telcel.
  • I love my M8, and besides having the latest hardware, there are 3 things that make me want the M9 even more. 1. Power button on the side just like my old Lumia 810. 2. 20mp Camera. 3. Windows 10. My daughter is the proud owner if my 810, and I do t want to lose her game progress (she's 5), so I haven't installed the latest W10 build on that phone, and although I'm sure there will be a version that works for the M8 soon, I'm not sure I want to install beta OS on my daily driver that I work from. I rely on it day in and day out for my work. I was trying to hold out for a new Lumia, and I'm on TMO, so my options are few and far between, especially with Microsoft dragging there feet on a new high end Lumia, and with TMO not being the most supportive for WP. They got the M8 though, and they have the M9 android, so I can only hope they pick up the M9 for windows when it comes. Anyway , I can't wait...
  • I know I'm in the minority, hell, I'm probably on my own here, but I think these manufacturer partnerships do more harm than good. The Windows Phone platform itself needs to be built up in the market, but my approach would be completely in-house if I were Microsoft. Fragmentation doesn't help. Put a team in place to develop the apps that people keep crying for, hash out agreements with the services to develop apps for their platform. Bury the egos, get it done.  If Google and Apple can make nice on this front, why can't Microsoft do likewise. Offer incentives for independent developers to build apps for Windows Phone and fix the one oft repeated weakness of Windows devices. Then, streamline the devices being released. Put out a flagship, a mid-range device and a low-end device every year, stagger the releases throughout the year so as to stay in the public eye. Focus on developing the Windows platfrom, not on pushing out a multitude of new devices that aren't needed or overlap with your own devices. They certainly have the resources to do it.
  • So the jackasses at Verizon can dump all of the Windows Phones they have an make it thier flagship? Oh, wait.  That was 2014 wasn't it.  Funny how things come full circle.
  • I don't think HTC is convinced that there is a big opportunity with windows phone. As of now, they are just loading the windows OS on devices that are designed for Android. What they must understand is that if they provide adequate marketing and logistical support to their windows devices, they are gain market share in windows environment. Microsoft too would welcome it as it will expand the market for windows phones, rather than eating into the market for Lumia devices.  Having said that, sooner or later it is bound to happen. I guess HTC is just playing a waiting game for now. They will 'wait' till windows ecosystem picks up, before providing a push from their side. They have opted for a reactive strategy with windows rather than getting proactive and taking a risk.
  • Ehhh, their phones are gorgeous, but their support for this platform is anything but.
  • Which is a shame, as they basically started it off. How times change.
  • I really wished that they brought the HTC M8 windows to europe!!
  • Well, I'd like to see someone credible other than Microsoft producing phones. I would have had the One M8 for Windows if they'd launched in the UK. It would be pretty simple to have a less confusing story than the endless indistinguishable Lumias, so how about an HTC Desire mid-range and an HTC One high-end?
  • I would consider the M9 for Windows for my next upgrade. I just hope the camera is better than the M8. I have the M8 and think its a great phone, EXCEPT that dang camera. However, I knew going in with the M8 that the camera was the week link. I just love the overall design of this line of HTC phones. 
  • HTC 8x and 8s are capable of 8.1, so should atleast be able to run Windows 10, Microsoft did confirm, that all Windows phone 8 Lumia devices devices will be upgraded to Windows 10. It could be a longer wait, but it's worth seeing it. 
  • I'd get one of these today if it were available.  It'd be a nice upgrade from my Lumia 928