HTC W8 reported to be a 'flagship' Windows Phone 8.1 release for Verizon
It's been a while since HTC's last Windows Phone release but if serial tipster @evleaks is to be believed we're going to be getting a new one. Without giving too much detail, the HTC W8 is the name and it's apparently heading for Verizon packing Windows Phone 8.1. And that's it.
Given what HTC has been producing in the Android space of late, we could speculate until we're blue in the face about whether it may or may not resemble a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 – which might not be such a bad thing at all – but we'll be keeping our eyes wide open for more on this going forward.
Anyone been hoping, waiting on a new HTC Windows Phone?
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...I also assumed the screen timeout options were the same. I really miss that feature!
especially since that hack is fixed :(
As much as a lot of you think you can, you can't actually tell somebody that their own opinion is wrong.
While Lumia is best for support, HTC does make great phones but I will never own one as long as they use that crap camera.
Lumia is best though. But at least if they recycle android designs, unlike Samsung phones, the hardware won't feel cheap.
Have 3rd generation Lumia 920 as my first Nokia wp and the amount of support is incomparable to htc wp7 & wp7.5.
Thank Nokia for coming along coz Ms with advertising & support is rubbish or non to existence.
And we r seeing major apps joining the ecosystem and look out for Samsung, although never a fan of Samsung & Wp but they definitely cooking something, u can youtube it.
I owned an 8x (2 actually, 1 refurb) and it was a great phone. Ppl think it's so fragile cause it's slim and lightweight but it's near unbreakable. Really fast (faster than my Icon running 8.0), way better sound quality and speakers, good camera (refurb one was crap tho), and it had better screen timeout options (10-15-30min, never). Downside was limited storage.
Ideally I'd like a combo of the 8x and Icon. Maybe add glance and SD support.
Just having a big screen and nice camera is not enough and it doesn't matter how useful the features are either.
The lack of micro-SD slot was its only downfall, in my opinion.
I would be fine with a new HTC phone.
You miss out on the Nokia exclusives, though.
Especially with Windows phone, it can leave consumers with VERY few options....
Huge and heavy phones.
This might be the One to retire my 8X.