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Would you want the HTC One with Windows Phone 8.1?

Our friends over at Android Central have a brand new phone to play with. It’s the 2014 edition of the HTC One (M8). We just checked out their review and we’ll admit we’re a little jealous. We love the playful colors of the Lumia handsets, but we wouldn’t mind seeing more Windows Phones with metal finishes. Which is why we think we’d love a device like the HTC One with Windows Phone 8.1. What about you?

The HTC One packs a 1080p screen into a 5-inch Super LCD3 display. This display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. The phone itself is gorgeous looking. Curved metal on the back has us drooling to touch and play with it. You’ll find a Snapdragon 801 system-on-a-chip powering the HTC One. This is a 2.3GHz quad-core processor to help you power through any task. Look forward to 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage. Thankfully, there’s a microSD card slot that can augment and increase your storage up to an additional 128GB.

Long story short: It’s a beautiful phone with great internals. It just runs Android, which might be an OK thing for some of you, but we really want to see Windows Phone 8.1 on there. So we’re going to take a poll and see if we’re the only ones in this boat. But first, let’s talk business.

You did click through and read the HTC One review on Android Central, right? If not you should. It’s a new review format you’ll be seeing soon on Windows Phone Central. Maybe really soon if Nokia does announce the Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 next week at Build. Or maybe Samsung’s ATIV SE will be first.

Not only are you taking a poll, but we want your feedback on the format and layout of the review. Because it’s something we’ll be doing very soon here. We’d love to hear what you think about it and we’re of course open to suggestions. What’s really cool is that you now link to specific parts of a review.

Up above I linked to the overall review, but I can also link specifically to the camera section of the HTC One review. Which is pretty great. Imagine we review Nokia’s Lumia 930 and comment on how amazeballs the PureView camera is. You can easily share that specific section with your friends and social networks. Anyways. Check it out and let us know.

Reading this in our Windows Phone app? Head to Internet Explorer to take the poll m.wpcentral.com/would-you-want-htc-one-windows-phone-81

393 Comments
  • If I could leave the Nokia cameras, yes. Love the design and the speakers.
  • I'd miss the dedicated camera button, and the superior camera technology of my 1020 ;)
  • I hear you on that. Very nice design and good size. If the camera performed better I could see myself picking one up. As it is - no way am I ditching my 1020 for a very inferior camera experience. Hopefully the Lumia line picks up more metallic builds with a 930 or future devices once converted to Microsoft.
  • All I need is the dedicated camera button.
  • It seems like the dedicated camera button might not be a hardware requirement for 8.1. The leaked image of the Lumia 630, for example, does not look like it has a camera button.
  • That leak could be off the 530, we don't know.
  • No More hardware camera button requirements. MS, said it. But I can't go back to a 4MP/uP camera.
  • Right you are, sir. All indications are that MS and Nokia are phasing out the physical camera button. I'll miss it, but I can see why they'd want to from an engineering standpoint.
  • I've had my 920 since it came out, but I swear it seems like my friend's S4 takes clearer, better pictures. I think I would be fine with the HTC camera quality and would gain LED notifications that I miss having.
  • At low light? I dont think so
  • No, not low light. Just regularly daytime photos. I don't do anything beyond point and shoot in the native camera mode, but my friend's pics look clearer and more vibrant in comparison.
  • The photos on my L920 crush the photos on my brother in laws S4.
  • My 920 and 1020 crushes the S4 in photo quality...
  • I would suggest taking both pics and comparing them on a computer monitor. My 1520 seems to take much better pictures than my girlfriends 1020 even at half the resolution but that's comparing screen to screen. On a computer, the 1020 is much sharper. Its the difference in screen resolution that makes a difference, the s4 with a 1080p screen vs the 920 with a 768p screen could impact results to the eye.
  • True statement. Use to think something was wrong with my 920, comparing it to my brother and dads s4. Then on the PC it was like I took a totally different picture. Then I got a 1520 and it doesn't matter phone or PC my pics destroy the s4.
  • Most educated response. Glad to see you here sir :P
  • thats what I was gonna say its they way they look on the phone they dont look all that great fro real 
  • Try cleaning the lens before snapping the picture. (I'm only half-kidding. Where the lens is located and the lack of any hump make the 920 lens a fingerprint magnet. I've had some pictures ruined by this).
  • Every phone takes better pictures than the 920. It has just an awful camera, unless you're taking a totally motionless picture in near darkness.
  • Idk about you, but in the later afternoon, I snapped a macro of my sleestack bush, with a water droplet covered spider web in the middle. Even when the image is blown up on a 12.5 in screen, its in great quality, still competing with other smartphone cameras, and beating my iPod 5's camera. I have alot of great photos now.
  • That's absolute nonsense...all my friends talk about the awesome pics that my 920 takes. Your case might be a bad unit or just user error!
  • Are you using Nokia Camera? I love to outshoot my friends and coworkers with my Lumia L928. The iPhones are fast shooters but I can change settings and get better pictures most of the time.
  • I haven't tried that. I've always just used the native camera app thinking that was supposed to be good enough. I'll try it out though.
  • I'd love to see something like this from Nokia.
  • Its called LUMIA ICON
  • That's called polycarbonate
  • Not for me...looks like a cross-breed between original One and a Galaxy, or maybe inbreeding....   But be good to have more choice as others will love this.
  • uhg! They ruined the original One's beauty, and gave this monstrosity the more rounded edges of a cheap Chinese tablet...I know...I own one with Windows 7 installed before Windows Phone or Windows 8 even existed...looks like a 10.1" iPhone 3Gs! Oh wait, so now does the ONE!
  • The HTC One is a beautiful phone.  It's HTC's customer service (or lack of it) that has hurt its reputation. The day you buy an HTC phone is the best it's going to get, because they don't bother to upgrade the software or the apps.  Basically, they abandon you.  Well, then... it's no surprise that consumers have abandoned them, and most of us will never be back.
  • Well now they're flaming they won't abandon users, with updates for at least two years and free (first) cracked screen replacement in first 6 months. Sound like a big deal :)
  • Everybody get a grip already, forget about the god dam dedicated camera button, time to move on and let WP evolve. God you all sound like all the numptys who constantly moaned that there was no start button on Win8. Win8 worked perfectly fine, looked great and modern without the start button. The camera would work exactly the same as it does now, cost less to produce and then open up the possibilities of more OM's porting there current cell models over. Evolve people, evolve! In answer to the question, yes it would be great to have HTC back on board, all be it is a second hand design, you go to admit it is a good looking phone.
  • If the functionality was equal, people wouldn't be complaining. The camera button on Nokia phones have the half-press focus feature that is very handy when taking close-up pictures. It's much faster than manually adjusting and keeps your fingers out of the way.
  • Coming from iOS, the camera button matters for me. Especially when its glaringly sunny but freezing on the side of a mountain.
  • Well, regarding the camera button, you couldn't be more clueless. Considering that my phone is my primary camera, the camera button comes in handy in many use-cases. Sometimes,say, when you have to lean across a ledge and stretch your hand into a crevice or something,and yeah, while taking selfies using the rear cam, there is nothing more useful than the camera button. Plus, it also has the two-step focus function, which I personally find useful. So, yeah, no camera button, no buy.
  • The comparison of the start button on W8 and the camera button does not work. It's an OEM's choice to include the camera button or not. It's my choice to buy what I want, which is a mobile with a camera button.
  • You call losing the dedicated camera button"evolving?"
  • Sounds more like 'devolving' to me.
  • This. I have an HTC one and the camera is pathetic. Total joke, and the lack of a dedicated camera button is a nuisance, not to capture images, but to launch the app when the screen is locked. Nice form factor, great speakers but I'd never choose it over a Nokia. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • The 930 must have a camera button if it doesn't I don't think I will be upgrading from my 920 anytime soon apart from specs this one button is a big deal lol. all thanks to the dedicated camera button without it would have never been able to share those moments or capture them. The amount of in the moment pictures and videos i have taken during family gatherings, the most memorable one being my youngest nephews first steps (his dad was still unlocking his iphone by the time he unlocked it, his kid was back down crawling for the the rest of the day. Needless to say he was super annoyed and wants to buy my 920 when i upgrade lol, I've taken a shot at convincing him to get the 1020 - his currently waiting for build first.
  • No reason not to.
  • Yes! I honestly think that phone would grab me from Nokia.
  • No! Like I said before, WP is not a second-class OS! We deserve original phones, not hand-me-downs from Android!
  • Uh you do know Nokia makes Android phones now. So wouldn't this be the same thing?
  • No? First of all, I don't even like that Nokia makes that stupid Android phone. Second of all, Nokia X is not the same thing as literally sticking WP into the new HTC One. Nokia X was made specifically for Android, and so was the new HTC One.
  • Who cares? The phone and the OS are different things. I can buy a PC and put Windows, Linux, UNIX, or anything else I want on it...even side by side if I want. This is how phones should be, PCs in our pockets to do with as we please.
  • Would you rather hand me downs or nothing, because WP simply isn't profitable enough to develop new phones for.
  • Nothing. Nokia is doing an excellent job. And I'm pretty sure HTC had the 8x and 8s, which some people actually liked. If they made something original that could compete with Nokia, they would still make some profit. Besides, I bet people would lose their minds if Apple said they would stick WP into their iPhones.
  • What about the people who want choice? Not everyone wants a Lumia, at least WP gets some attention from OEMs this way. Otherwise it would be ignored. Oh, and good product ≠ profit. The 8x and 8s are proof of this.
  • I came from an original One, only things I didn't like were no SD and Google's anal probe. It's a fine phone. Much better than their 8X they have no intention of updating anyway.
  • Don't get me wrong, I think HTC and other manufacturers make excellent phones. I don't know about other people, but I want to pay for both a device and OS that they put time and effort into making. I also dislike the idea of Android fans mocking us for being so pathetic that our phones are just hand-me-downs of theirs.
  • Are you seriously worried about android fans "mocking you"? Just get the phone you like and stop worrying about trivial things like getting picked on for using a phone. 
  • I know everyone is different. Some people don't care about how their phone looks, its specs, brand, OS, etc. But to some people, a personal device is part of their identity. Obviously, I won't get it if I don't like it, and it's not like my opinion makes a difference anyway. All I'm saying is that I feel WP is treated as inferior to Android when they do this. I mean, this has never been an issue among android, blackberry, and IOS.
  • I'd be fine with WP8 being slapped onto the HTC One as long as HTC actually supports the device and doesn't ignore it and put all of its resources to the Android handset alone. I don't know if it pulling me from my 925, which I love, but it would definitely be interesting.
  • If HTC ever did this and my lumia 920 broke down, i know what i would buy
  • ^ HTC!
  • Not my kind of phone. No camera button turns me off.
  • Microsoft requires that every Windows Phone device have a dedicated camera hardware button, so HTC would be required to add that if they wanted to sell it running WP8.1
  • Not anymore with wp8.1
  • They have talked about removing that requirement...
  • They have removed that requirement.
  • Doing that was (another) bad idea.
  • Yup. I hope Nokia will keep camera button on pureview models at least. Its the best thing when you're using camera on your phone more then calls :)
  • As was said before. That is not required in WP8.1.
  • Aw god here we go again with the camera button.
  • They can just use the volume rocker with an update like on the moto x
  • That is just plain laziness, MS should have said not mandatory for low end phones - sub snapdragon 200 and 400+ mandatory. If oems bulk at that, last resort should have been all flagships must have a camera button and not mandatory for the rest of their product lines. Imo it was a big mistake removing that requirement for flagships. Furthermore pretty much all my previous daily drivers (phones) had a dedicated camera button. I cant live without it, its a small thing that makes a big difference.
  • Yes please
  • Not with that camera, no.
  • Agreed
  • +1
  • Yea sorry but that gimmick 4mp "ultra pixel" camera is garbage
  • You sound as stupid as the people that call the 1020 a gimmick.
  • It's 41MP, and it's not just a gimmick. I believe you haven't even used one, and if you did then you know nothing about (phone) photography.
  • I think you accidently replied to the wrong person
  • Lollll
  • The camera is the only thing that puts me off
  • +925.
    It lacks detail. Its fine as a VGA sized photo for the internet or for social network, but view it full screen on a 23" and it looks like carp. If it had 8MP I'd consider it, until then I'll stick to pureview :)
  • +920, have played on my bro-in law htc one and all the camera takes crisp images at glance on the phone but it has no fine detail. On a monitor or tv, that lack of detail shows. He cant see it because he just takes pictures of landscapes lol.
  • It looks amazing, but Nokia has spoiled me with their amazing industrial design and build quality. If I was offered both with Windows Phone I will stick with my Lumia 1520. :)
  • Even my 625 makes me feel the same :D
  • Absolutely. All the metal phones look pretty much the same. Windows Phone lends itself to the colorful and durable Nokia design. Even the Verizon iterations from Nokia feel forced and "mainstreamed". Give me Lumia 920 or 1520 any day.
  • Well a new and improved lumia 925 would be enough to put it that way.
  • I agree. The 925 is superior.
  • +925
  • I'd be happy if they'd release any damn phone that's high end, has external storage, and isn't just shy of being a tablet.
  • Looks nice, but overrated
  • I think people are bored with Androids scheme of things, OSs are not exiting and HW is stretched to its limit.
  • I agree x1000! Overrated. It's as if people had made up their mind that this phone was going to be great, and now that it is out, they believe it is great. Actually, the previous one was more beautiful. This one seems overrated.
  • I agree with you.
  • For WP I would always buy a Nokia. But the one is a great phone HTC would be dumb to nit release a similar design for WP with the same hardware.
  • Nope, but I think it'll be good to have options.
  • I'm not feeling it either, but it would still be nice for other people
  • I would like a hundred different WP choices to include this.
  • Would be nice to see HTC with Windows Phone 8.1, but,I'm just a little bit confused about it. I would probably preferred Nokia.
  • If it had a better camera, then yes. I didn't see the hype of the ultrapixels. It still looked worse to me. Just my opinion though.
  • Yes please. That is the ONLY Android phone I would get, to have it running Windows Phone is my dream come true! That & its Maxx variant with the 5.9" screen. I can't get rid of my old HTC HD7, I use it as my backup phone. I love HTC's design and construction they're almost as good as Nokia's build quality.
  • HD7, remember it well, my first smartphone. Went to buy an iPhone but sales rep showed me comparison of youtube etc and the fact it could copy and paste and the iPhone couldn't. Bought it straight away. Windows Mobile/Phone since.
  • That sales rep deserves a medal, employee of the year award, a raise ánd a bonus plus complementary company car!
  • YYYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!!! PLEASE YES!!!!! OH GOD YES!!!!!!
  • Not really. I still love the HTC 8X design - if they could build on that with a 5inch 1080p screen, same gorgeous colors and soft velvety feel, super camera and the glance like screen I'd bite
  • +8X
  • Yes! The 8x is gorgeous!
  • Exactly this! Had my 8X since day one. Still love it! Only wish HTC supported the handsets software-wise. Also wish Nokia didn't hold out on apps for other manufacturers. I know...differentiation and all...but how is WP supposed to grow if there is division amongst ourselves? Hardware design on the 8X is perfect! Just update the processor too!
  • Also I like the new method for phone reviews looking forward to seeing this done here on wpcentral.
  • Well, not this one, but the previous hTC One, definitely! I just cant fathom how people find this beautiful - this actually is uglier than the last year's flagship, which certainly was stunning!
  • I much prefer the look of the first One, compared to this One
  • The old One was better :)
  • My feelings exactly.
  • Just about everything except the rear camera setup could convince me to drop Nokia for HTC
  • I voted yes, because damn, that's sexy! Of course, I just got a 925, so I have a phone that's partially metal. :)
  • I was very interested in the "new" One until I saw that it dropped the optical image stabilization. That is a deal breaker. I watched some of the video it took over at android central. It was jittery while panning. I love the OIS feature of the previous One and what is on my Lumias. OIS is a requirement these days. They brought the second lense in to do all sorts of gimmicky things, but took out the one thing that truly leads to great photos on a device that you really can't hold still for a photo.
  • I have absolutely no envy for this phone personally, but only because I love my Icon so much. This phone running WP8.1 would be great for the platform though, so I'd definitely like to see it happen!
  • Yes! Finally SD card slot and a device around the 5" mark.
  • The only thing the One series has going for it is the front facing dual speakers. I'd love to have that on my 1020. But the speaker at the bottom of the lumias are still better than having speakers on the back like most phones.
  • Nope! Got the 8X at one point and HTC didn't provide enough support, apps sucked, camera sucked...etc NOKIA ALL THE WAY!!!!!
  • YES YES & YES
  • YESS!! I WOULD BUY IT IN A HEARTBEAT!
  • +1000
  • -1000
  • +1000
  • -1000 Just had to, I like balance
  • Shouldn't that be -3000? :)
  • +1000 :D
  • +10000000000000   I had a HTC 8X then upgraded to a 928, mainly for the space. Besides the better camera(and only at lower light) and the space, I wish I kept the 8x, the 928 is the worst phone I have ever owned. This phone is very buggy and I still have crap behind my windows key Nokia customer service has been the WORST I have ever seen.. No question if this phone comes with 32gb and MicroSD, it will be my phone as I don't think I will EVER Buy another Nokia.
  • I would consider it.
  • Yes please!! I'm fed up of my lumia 920 and this device would be perfect for me! Awesome design!
  • Wow. I can't even get the Lumia 1520 from my Carrier and that's a Windows Phone, but were discussing which Android device we want running the WP OS.
    SMH
  • I would.  HTC One is the ONLY android device I'd ever considered leaving WP for.
  • This and a bag of chips are my thoughts exactly!
  • Htc androids most of them have touch problems. Nokia is the only phone which lasts long and if damaged the best services are provided by nokia care. A company is also known by its after sales services
  • Didn't the 1520 have some touch problems also? Nokia is a great OEM, but not flawless like some people here would have you think.
  • I have touch problems with my 1520. They did a patch last week that supposedly fixed it. It seemed good for the first few days, but since the update, my 1520 has spontaneously rebooted twice and now I appear to have the touch screen issues back...not as bad as before, but not as good as it should be. Can't say that I've had any hardware problems with my HTC One or my HTC Titan 2...but I do love my PureView camera. Funny what you will put up with for a particular feature of a phone that you find important.
  • How many of them do you own to make such a comment? I owned HTC phones for three years and never had a problem with them... Plus, there are many posts on the forum in WPC stating issues w/ the 1520 screen. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Yep, me too.  I came to my HTC 8XT from an HTC One...son has the One and loves it.  I was bored with Android, but loved that phone. WP8.1 on the One, hell, even the old One would be awesome.  WP8.1 would likely scream on even last year's One's specs...so I'd switch to that in a sec as well!
  • Not for me, but maybe others would like it. The more phone selection, the better!
  • HTC Phone>Samsung Phone. I have had multiple Samsung phones including the Captivate, GS2,3, and 4 and I will never own another one. Every single one:hyped. Every single one: frustrated me with lag and features that only work every so often. Never Again. Only HTC, Nokia-Microsoft, or maybe Sony for me. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Absolutely!
  • Hell yes!
  • I would not. I do not trust HTC's commitment to ANYTHING, an ideal developed during ownership of the HTC Droid Incredible, which got one major update in the 2 years I owned it. The device looks nice, but I do not care for the company. That, and the 8X received weak software support from HTC, and they basically skipped the GDR1-3 life cycle, during which Windows Phone-friendly Nokia continued to release solid devices like the 925, 928, 929/Icon, 1020, and 1520. That's in addition to the lower-end 521, 625, 1320, and whatever else I'm forgetting that Nokia released after the initial 8X launch from HTC.   So, in terms of hardware aesthetics, I would like this. In terms of who the OEM is, I would pass.
  • ^^^ This! ^^^
  • No but only for the same reasons I don't want a 1520: way to freaking big!   I wouldn't mind a Sony Z2 Compact with WP on it though...preferably available by the time Nokia's gone from the market.   Also...YES to that format on future reviews here. I'm expecting that review format for the L930! You hear me, Daniel? (Also, props to Derek for building it)
  • +925 for the amazeballs comment
  • About time that HTC added to their 8S and 8X range......The 8.One...perhaps.....
  • Which "One"?! The old or the new "One"?! Anyway, having the option to buy it would be great, even if im not sure I would buy it. I'm curious to see what Nokia comes up with next but im still loving my 920.
  • The new HTC One M8, of course.
     
  • Yes!
  • No camera button, Zeiss Optics, Pure View and Nokia sweet of apps....no thanks
  • "...Suite of apps..."
  • Sweet would've work if he took out of lol
  • I have always liked the design of the HTC one! While I would be tempted to get one with WP on board, in the end I love the things Nokia offers for those sticking to their brand and cannot abandon them for any other hardware company.
  • No never..nokia Microsoft best combination..happy with my lumia device...excited for 8.1 but only on nokia hardware
  • I just love WP 8.1 on my 1020, just love it :D
  • Only if it was with last year's design and a better camera. 4 ultrapixels my behind.lol Can't believe they did the same thing twice.
  • I don't like this metal back, feels not good in the hands, somehow like an iPhone, but without the sharp edges.
  • I want wp8.1 On 2nd April first. Let all new devices get the update after wards. Plsss plssss plss dev preview get released on 2nd April don't get delayed as tweeted by Daniel
  • Nokia or No Phone
  • Absolutely. I've always admired the HTC One, I just don't like android.
  • Its a nice phone, but it really looks generic, I guess because the one has been out a while now
  • It'll be good for the community, but ill stick with Nokia
  • Not at all bro
  • For now, HTC has no equivalent to Nokia software experience on Windows Phone 8 (8.1) imho
  • Nah, my 8X has me deciding to stay away from HTC hardware for a while...  There are things I like about the device - but more that I dislike after ~15 months...
  • Nuh not for me. Bring a Sony device then we'll negotiate.
  • Seconded. I love the Xperia Z1 that I used until I got my 1020. Great hardware.
  • Interesting. Xperias have that bold squarish design that might play nice with tiles :)
  • Sure, don't see why not.
  • The case is beautiful but the camera is awful from reading reviews...
  • come on guys htc one is so ugly !!!!
  • No it isn't. All phones except Samsung are good looking.
  • Never saw the reason for the hype of this handset, sure its well built but it doesn't look that special to me. Would be a nice addition as a WP handset but nothing I would consider a must have.
  • I want ALL phones to be WP. Muahhhaha
  • Yes i love htc
  • Its nice, but not for me. I prefer my coloured polycarbonate.
    Also that review is interesting to read in IE on Windows Phone with random stuff happening in the background as you scroll.
    So based on that its hard to like the new format.
    I'm sure it will look great in the WPC app though.
    Also when is Jay going to add the ability to take Polls directly in the WPC app like the android version has?
  • I honestly prefer the design of the old One better. But camera and battery are not great in both One's, not to mention Nokia's offline maps. Which makes me go towards the 1520. That said, the HTC One (M7) is the only Android device I'd ever consider.
  • I like how detailed the review is , do it without hesitation. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • I really like the design of this phone. I use my phone for watching movies and videos and I also listen to a lot of music. Having two front facing speakers would be awesome.
  • when I had it I thought that beats audio was going to be great but, it was only just slightly better sounding then my L1020.  Didn't live up to the hype.
  • No, thanks last year was that same story and nothing had happen. (by they way, commenting in here from windows phone is nightmare
  • Its a breeze... Don't know what you're talking about
    Lumia 925 here
  • Nightmare❓ are you using Windows MOBILE ❔
  • I keep away from colorful phones as much as possible, so I'll take the metal, brushed body, sure.
  • Personally No... But it will have a lot of takers
  • I would prefere a remake of the Nokia 1020 with android :)
  • They would have to support it well unlike past HTC WP also port more HTC apps for Wp from android because I couldn't leave Nokia for just another phone..
  • Will the HTC M8 be less expensive with its new cheap look?
  • lumia icon is more compact ..
  • Im in love with icon the day i saw its pic
  • Nokia Lumia surface phone will be the best of all wp.
  • Second that!
  • Would love it! Just walked into a Verizon store and asked to look at the Nokia Icon and they had no clue what I was talking about...
  • I think this would be a nice option for some. I welcome any OEM that is willing to put out high quality hardware for WP8.1. However, hardware isn't going to be enough for HTC to truly thrive in the WP market. If they hope to thrive, they will have to make an honest effort to support WP. Not just have the "set it and forget it" mentality. They need to take the route Nokia has done and actually support the platform. If they showed true interest with working with MS, I'm sure MS would loosen their ability to dig into the OS a bit more and allow HTC to make their own firmware updates, with their own unique features.
  • All OEMs have that possibility since the start. It's just that HTC hardly bothered. Even Sammy did more (folders first for example, and constant updates to their apps).
  • I loved the first HTC One....I was drawn in by the design and surprisingly the camera was good, and recorded even better! But the fact it was so fragile and the battery life was so bad I had to come back to windows! I just hope 8.1 is worth the wait! Not expecting anything earth shattering just keep improving and keep bringing the apps or I'm going I may go for that new oppo! Now that's sharp!
  • No, I have Lumia 1020
  • PS: that review format is poor, guess I'll stick to reading on the app.
  • Feel free to elaborate. We welcome feedback, but it helps if you flesh out your thoughts :)
  • Yes. Next question?
  • The HtC has always been the #1 phone to the people. Windows users are quite jealous. The 8x was slow to get updates though and the HTC sense kicked the best WP butt. Too bad nokias cameras suck, so yeah I'd like to see the HTC ONE with 8.1.
  • Yeah, nokias camera tech sucks. They are years behind even the least noteworthy cameras, nothing like the awesome s4 zoom. I have always wanted an 8X but could only get a cheaply made, low end 920. /sarcasm
  • No.
    Just looks as ugly as the new ATIV S. Honestly, I don't like WP running under metallic hood. Looks like WP is something meant for Lumia only.
  • I actually quite like the ATIV S look, and you say it's a Lumia only thing is WP, yet my red HTC One looks like it would work well for WP. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Yeah, you are certainly right about HTC One "Red" but i just don't like the metallic thing that's why I said it fits in Lumia the best as they are almost all colored (except few like 925)
  • The new ativ does not look too bad, its just a distinctly Samsung look.
  • The look is decent but for Android, I believe.
  • this is what we used to do before Nokia... but so used to the quality of Nokia now
  • Doesn't matter how amazing the hardware can be on the phone, I won't bother buying it. Zero manufacturer support=zero support from me
  • +8X
  • From what i read, the New HTC One had some camera features removed like OIS and Image Stablization. And the Re-Focus feature that they are gloating about have been on my Nokia phone for awhile now. It seems as though they're just taking a page out of Nokia's book. I still think that my lumia is better ... so i won't be grabbing a M8 anytime soon.
  • I just wish Nokia put something like boom sound and 3.5mm jack amplification like HTC has been doing
  • I personally feel that Android devices do not go aesthetically well with WP. No offece, but I do not like ativ's designs for example. HTC made a hell of sexy products with 8x and 8s speaking about design, and those married the look of the OS. Minimalistic, a bit squarish upfront, colored. So the Lumias. And they should keep that way.
  • It's looking ugly with windows
  • Lol tbh.
  • The dual front facing speakers alone offer more than any other WP.
  • It's so ugly in comparison with the original hTC ONE... I don't know why people like this better. The curves YUCKS!
  • i agree - the original HTC One was damn nice looking.  This one is just plain ugly and boring.  Not sure why anyone would want this.
  • Looks like a cross-breed between the original One and samsung galaxy, or is that inbreeding lol
  • Waiting for the Microsoft/Nokia Surface-esqe phone with everything Nokia and Surface bring to it. Loved the HTC One design but, without the dedicated camera button and Nokia's cameras, it's a no go. I had the HTC one for a week before I sold it.  Once you go Nokia/Wp8, it's really hard to go backwards.
  • Possibly, but I love my Nokia.  At least it would be great to see some other options. What ever happened to HTC making a new WP 8.1 device?  This summer perhaps?
  • Didn't really care to, until I saw the above render. Haha Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • I want a pumped up version of the htc8x thats all
  • Intriguing, but I still prefer a hard camera shutter. Leave the soft shutter as an option too.
  • Htc one is a killer phone..i would love to.
  • I really like phones with aluminum finish
  • From what i read, the New HTC One had some camera features removed like OIS and Image Stablization. And the Re-Focus feature that they are gloating about have been on my Nokia phone for awhile now. It seems as though they're just taking a page out of Nokia's book. I still think that my lumia is better ... so i won't be grabbing a M8 anytime soon.
  • OIS means Optical Image Stabilization ;)
    Also...no one with brains buys an HTC for its camera. If you want good camera quality on phones you either go with Nokia or Sony. So if they indeed removed that...meh?
  • Yes, yes...1000 times yes.
  • And I agree it's not as nice looking as the HTC One. What's with the curved edges?  Trying to be galaxy much?   My first smartphone was an HTC Evo which was a great device but not sure I'd ever go back to them, even if it was running WP.
  • Yes and I Windows Phones...I'm gonna say it....needs launcher customization. 
  • I noticed the new review format when reading the AC HTC M8 review article. I was like... This is new. I like it. A lot. I like the quotes.. Almost punchline-like quotes of what's coming up in the next paragraph.
    Look forward to it, team! Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • I wouldn't mind, it is a really nice phone
  • Dedicated camera button on Nokia...but a metal finish would be rather welcome, I won't lie.
  • +1
  • I just want Windows Phone 8.1, period.
  • Agreed.
  • Yes but i wouldnt buy it
  • Not without a Camera Button!   And a good camera!
  • I had a bad experience with HTC back when they were doing Windows Mobile device. Can't get the bad taste out of my mouth.
  • I would rather have the Sony XPERIA Z Ultra with Windows Phone: http://media.emirates247.com/images/2013/06/Xperia-Z-Ultra1f.png
  • Or any other of the Z series, really... ;)
  • i like the picture in each section but it needs to be clearer, and shorter, or just redesign and reorganize.
  • NOKIA forever
  • I'm with you
  • Nope... it's not yellow.
  • Yes
  • I would love to see a metal windows phone. The new HTC ONE looks great altough it looks like it already has a lot of tiny scratches in just one week of use. The metal seems to be solid, and if it makes the phone a little bigger and heavyer i dont care. I would get used with it. I prefer bigger phones whit some more battery power over slim phones. Besides that i read through some features quickly, and i really like the EXTREME battery saving mode, something similar on WP is the power saving mode but HTC's mode seems to be much more powerfull, although there are some other nice features which WP still lacks as we all know. WP8.1 will make up for a lot of them. At last the camera design on the HTC one looks ugly to me but thats just my opinion. About the review format: I quite like it. I will be waiting for the review of the 930, 630 or ATIV SE
  • That's a nice looking phone. Bring it HTC.
  • My experience with past HTC phones were lack of updates. Then it really left a bad taste in my mouth with the whole HTC One X and One X+ and dropping the support almost completely for the One X.
  • Was a BIG Windows with HTC guy from sx56 to Surround (had almost every phone they put out)! If they pushed this phone with WP8.1 I would have to get it as a 1st backup to my Lumia. .
  • Turdcutter is wrong. No requirement. I hope Nokia continues to have one on their flagships.
  • Same boring looking Droid slab if you ask me
    ... Keep the designs fresh and different, design innovation is key to get peoples attention!
  • I agree.
  • I like the original HTC One better than this new version, aesthetically speaking. The much more rounded corners just look don't look as good as the corners of the original.
  • I've been torn between a Lumia and the One. WP8.1 on HTC One would be an excellent way to meet in the middle.
  • If I could have the camera in my 1020, all the Nokia apps and the devotion and spirit of the Nokia team...
    No way :P
    Have had several htc's, never again. Solely due to lack of support ❗❗❗
  • +1 925 ;)
  • Loved the design of the original One, but this looks like a cross breed between the original One and a Samsung. Would not be interested in this at all, maybe the original One design would be okay. Also prefer the HTC 8X or 8S to this pile of metal.   mmmm found the new style website almost as annoying as android, sort of, all those floating bits made me dizzy, so prefer this style. Get the jump list to different parts of review, thats neat.
  • Yes, but NO with the 4mpx camera. I prefer my smaller older lumia 920 but with a decent camera
  • Its android..plain boring...no matter the specs. With 8.1...hmmm sounds like a plan...
  • The camera sucks so no.
  • Would i use way?  Ehh... maybe.. if they were up to par with support like Nokia gives (though this may all change next month given the merger).. Do i want one to exist to attract more users to WP? ABSOLUTELY!
  • It's the SAMEOne
    lol jk
  • No way. Metal looks great out of the box but is scratched almost immediately. Also begs for a case as one drop will surely cause damage. If you cover it with a rubber case then what is the point? Lastly nobody updates phone OS and firmware like Nokia so unless Nokia folds and vanishes then I will stick with them for a long long time.
  • Word on the street is that the camera suffers from the non-gimmick "ultra pixel" gimmick of not counting megapixels.
  • Yes please. It looks great and seems to be good quality. Would love to have a phone like that with WP8.1. Would love a WP8.1 in 5" with 32GB AND SD card.
  • Mike you are so right.
  • If it had a camera worth using, yes. But it doesn't.
  • It sort of is like a hot chic, dazzling and all who cannot cook or take good care of family. Beyond the good looks and specs...wats there really?...as in I need a phone to actually have functionality...and not just that...functionality to make me enjoy a phone...not enjoy looking at it...and showing it off to my friends for its looks!
  • I wouldn't personally buy but it's gorgeous and more choice always attracts more people.
  • Yes I want the HTC ONE M8 with WP added to it. I love Nokia and their dedication but time to let others shine.
  • Always good to have competition
  • They won't do it, HTC is not like Samsung......they won't use the same design as their android counterpart..probably never will.
  • really? what about Samsung ATIV SE. I thing it looks exactly as Galaxy S family
  • As I said, HTC probably won't use the same design for WP8. They are not like sammy, samsung is known for using same design over and over. What HTC might do is same hardware as M8 but not same design.
  • Not with that camera. My One X had a competitive camera for the day... Shame about the last two ones and the ultrapixel nonsense.
  • HTC One W, FTW! Posted via the WPC App!
  • Design wise the one looks nice from the back until you see the front with that ridiculous and pointless bottom bezel with the htc logo. Then there's the power button positioned on the top of the phone and not ergonomically on the side. Let's not forgot they are still using that crap ultra pixel camera tech that was poor when unveiled a year ago and still is poor. I'll say no to this running Windows phone.
  • I would love to, as it would appeal to many. As for me, I would still go Lumia though.
  • It is too late in the year to buy a phone in my opinion. I bought the Lumia 900 in April 2012, then the bombshell no wp8 OS upgrade. Hardware specs of the flagship 900 are outdated tremendously with the 920. Now WP8.1 is coming. New features, higher CPU demands to keep the OS running smoothly. HTC One, Lumia 1520, Samsung ATiv, I think if you get any of these phones, you will be disappointed when the upgrade comes out.
  • I would love something like the HTC One with WP8 on it... but to be nitpickey, there are a few things I would like to see change:
    1) Headphone jack always goes on top... why would anyone want to change this?
    2) Power button goes on the left or right, especially on a tall/large device. It is just too hard to make the reach for single hand use. Granted, with all of the tap to wake features I bet the button will not be much of an issue... maybe it will disappear in the future?
    3) Personally not into metal phones. They feel extremely cold when not in use, and feel extra hot when in use. They can interfere with reception and make features like wireless charging impossible. On top of that, they are horrible at hiding scratches and dents. Maybe a metal trim with a high quality plastic back would be a good compromise? Maybe a polycarb housing option? Metal does look good... it just isn't a practical material.
    4) Put in a real camera. The camera in the One and One M8 are both OK for low light shooting, but not amazing like a Nokia, but they are horrible in daylight use. Outside of that I love the One series. The shape and weight are perfect (though some find them heavy). And having front facing speakers is nothing short of awesome, and something I wish more devices (not just phones) had. A good friend of mine has a One (M7) and I really do not understand why the product essentially flopped. It is a great phone, and the M8 seems to build on that. While I am an admited Nokia fanboy, if it was a choice between the Lumia 920 and the One M7 with WP8 then I would likely choose the One. Depending on what the Lumia 930 brings to the table I would probably choose the One (M8) over the 930 if the One had WP8 and the 930 kept with the same general body design of the 920.
  • Do I want it? No...
    Do I want to see the HTC One arrive on the Windows Phone platform... YES!!!
  • I love its design and maybe Im going to buy one One but with android on board for better whatsapp support. I use whatspp daily and sometimes have issues with notification. I have L928 now
     
  • Are you kidding me..dam right I would, and not for nothing the camera and apps for it look pretty nice. So yes HTC still can put out a killer device, but for some reason they gave up on WP. The One maxis pretty dam nice as well.
  • It'd be a tough call...I sure do love the shooter on my Lumia though.
  • No way in the world would I want a flimsy piece of junk from HTC.
  • My HTC Titan was a really nice phone, so I have no bad impressions of HTC hardware from that experience. Having said that, I'm loving my Icon, so I wouldn't want it, but I can certainly see why others might. So bring it on!
  • Really dig the new review format. It looks super polished.
  • i really wish HTC follow Samsung's example and introduce their android phone running WP 8.1 with some changes ( or in this case NO CHNGES AT ALL )  that would be more than satisfactory to me.
  • Yes
  • Windows phone should not conform to look and perform like other mobile brands and OS's. Being different is the reason people go for Windows phones, keep it that way!
  • I would love to have it.  Just goes to show what HTC can do with hardware and software when they really want to.  I'd love Zoes on WP8, Blinkfeed sitting left of the main tiles would be killer as well.  I came from the HTC One over to my HTC 8XT (Sprint customer...my choices are limited)...and I'd absolutely love that phone running WP8. 
  • That would be sweet with WP8.1 on it.
  • I don't get the hype, personally. At least with regards to the design. Lumias are simply on another level aesthetically for me. Every other phone looks mundane in comparison. It's a decent looking handset, but nothing special. Give me European style sense with vibrant colors and sexy curves, and you can keep your monotonous slabs of aluminum with rounded corners. 
  • It kinda looks like an iPhone tbh
  • Choice is good I see no reason why anybody wouldn't want flagship devices on any platform even Apple fans if this was option.
  • That's a beautiful device. Sadly I wouldn't buy it because I'm sticking with Nokia, App ecosystem is very important and so far Nokia has been going gangbusters in that department.
  • Loved that review concept!!!
  • HTC one is a horrible phone. Doesn't deserve windows 8.1
  • Coulda had better battery life, but other than that it was an awesome phone. You must have gotten a bad one.
  • Having another Windows Phone option would not be a bad thing at all. I'm all for it even though I personally will stick with my Nokia Lumia 1520.
  • Yes I would love that phone haha
  • Had the original ONE before getting the ICON. The speakers are the best on any phone today. The new ONE is supposed to have better, upgraded speakers. That alone makes me want it running 8.1. Dual speakers are where its at. Dont know why more phones dont come with these standard. Also, I hear the ONE's camera is good just takes getting used to. Bring it on!
  • Depends if HTC is going to support the phone properly. Also if all the Nokia programs are made available to everyone. If all the Nokia IP is used for all vendors then I may consider switching away from a Nokia.
  • i like the format for the review, its really nice.
  • NOPE
  • No, too many seams. The back is even more ugly. Even a S4 is better looking.
  • i was just watching the review and maybe i biased because ima a windows guy but the phone doesnt really impress me. i was a big fan of HTC phones and now not so much, i am spoiled by Nokia mixed with MS or is HTC not the same company i used to know.
  • I don't get all the hype for metal bodied phones.....like I have a 925 (white version) and while its pretty I prefer the 920 and 1020 so much more! And as much as I hate yo say it, the only metal phone I really covet is the iPhone5 something about it just appealing to me......but to me the most beautiful phone out there is the 1020 camera protrusion and all!!!................ Am I alone?!?
  • No you're not alone. Felt in love to monoblock policarbonate body at the first sight. And the camera hump of 1020 is just epic.
  • You must be the greatest man alive because that is the dopest way to describe the camera hump.....EPIC
  • Yes, yes!!! Old One was the ultimate beauty for me, 'till today! New One is even better, too bad it runs Android...
  • It is a nice looking device
  • Keep using amazeballs in stories and I'll do anything you want! Lmao
  • If HTC really wants to improve therir market share they should release more windows phones as well instead of just focusing on Android. Right now by releasing Just android phone its not really helping them. Just install WP On HTC one and sell out of Contract such as Nexus 5. It will really help them in the long run. Not sure someone is blocking (G) them doing windows phones
  • This phone would be vary cool to have, just make sure it has a good camera . Also what would be better if android was installed on the phone too, not an phone  hacked android but the real version of android. I think this phone would sell out in minutes beacuse android is the most popular among phones but adding windows and android it becomes priceless 
  • Got my 920 when it came out and I'm still in love with it. I just can't wait for the more tile option when 8.1 comes out. Of course later down the road I'd love to get something like the 1520 but with a 41mp sensor and stylus support. Wishful thinking, I know! :D
  • when it was new yeah. not now.
  • Nice specs, but I'll stick with my 1020 for now.
  • The new review format looks great, except I would like the option of going back to the top of the list to select something else.
  • But I would get it for sure!
  • I voted Yes... as it has a more 'corporate look' for businesses. I see it would appeal to a number of people. Although having said that, I'd be hardpressed moving from Nokia/Lumia as they have such a fantastic support base, a huge number of Lumia only apps, and the best camera/phone technology. It would be nice to see another 925 styling - with the new supported hardware. I'm sure it will come but as usual - I want it NOW. :-) 
  • I voted yes, but only because of the limited options on the poll. The new One is nice, but last year's model looked a bit better. This year's iteration is a little too rounded looking on the back and the darker metal looks less premium to me. I also liked the white accent color and sharper edges better on the 2013 One. The camera is also a weak point in my opinion. Sure it handles low loght pretty well and the pictures look good on the device, but at full size on a large monitor thay are severley lacking. Still would love to see HTC put WP on this though so HTC fans would have a teriffic option for themselves. Disclaimer: Every smart phone I've owned until my Lumia 920 was an HTC device starting with the HTC Apache (PPC-6700) through the Arrive.
  • Nah. HTC M8 is what metal Galaxy S series should look like. I just dont understand why HTC come up with such bland design choice. It is like "Well, people dig Galaxy so round those corners a bit more. Oh yeah and make it longer like Apple did when they iterate iPhone 4S to iPhone 5. Rounder and longer" While this design may attract a lot of new customer to M8, but it is certainly not my cup of tea. If any chance that HTC make a WP 8.1 device, either use M7's design or keep 8x's design, with whole metal body on matte finishing. That should do
  • HTC body design, Nokia pureview camera, Nokia indestructibility, Nokia exclusive apps, Nokia rich audio recording, dedicated camera button, beats audio, that would be orgasmic.
  • Well if that's not a shameless shill of an Android device i don't know what is. You could have just come out and said 'Hey check out HTC's new awesome handset', even the boast of the specs was condesending. Sure some of us might like a brushed metal finished handset but that's down to the manufacturers and not us, the same goes for specifications, screen size and all the other bells and whistles you tried to put a spin on. Seriously i think you need to decide which bandwagon you prefer Android or Windows Phone, but please don't rub it in.
  • Looks good, but it would take a lot to pull me away from Nokia. Besides hardware, Nokia makes some great apps on windows phones. Also I have more faith in them not abandoning WP users when upgrade time comes around.
  • Sure, but not with that garbage camera
  • I'd prefer an updated 5" version of the 8X, tbh.
  • Me too! I like pretty much everything about my 8X. I'd like a faster processor, updated cameras and speaker on this thing, and maybe switch to on screen buttons.
  • Some more HTC apps wouldn't hurt either :P
  • With a better camera and a camera button I would ditch my 920 for this in a heartbeat.
  • HTC makes phones that feel great in your hand.
  • Format sucks. I couldn't close the ad to even read it.
  • Not with that camera. Beautifully crafted hardware though. Great job HTC.
  • The review format is great, it makes long reviews like that one pleasant to read, and the breaks represented with images are gorgeous. However, there seems to be a problem with the photos widgets, all I can do is go in and out of fullscreen, it kinda gets like an low-end Android phone, where you can tap on things yet they seem to laugh at you (at least that happens in Safari 7.0.2, OS X Mavericks) About the phone, I've always said HTC makes the best Android phones, and then comes Sony. They do really know how to innovate and I just don't want to install a custom ROM on their phones. For Sony on WP I'm still hoping, but HTC saw WP as a second to Android, and so they missed long shots to innovate where Nokia clearly did. But free market loves competition, and so do I, I want to see manufacturers outperfoming them with each new phone so yes, give me the HTC 8-One!
  • Id be the first in line to get a windows phone 8.1 with that excellent build quality.
  • I read a review of the new HTC One and I have to admit its beautiful. I actually almost got the first HTC One last year when it came out, but the mediocre camera stopped me from purchasing it. I instead waited until the Lumia 1520 and am happy. This camera supposedly is mediocre as well.
  • htc 8X was a nice entry into wp8 for me.  Left it for Nokia 925 and that was a step up, at least how I looked at it.  Picked up a Sony Xperia Z1s and the build quality was an equal to the 925.  If there was a Xperia Z2 offered with 8.1 then I would jump on that for certain. 
  • Phil @AC made it look so good!!! I mean it truly an extremely good looking device and excellent specs* so I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't consider it over my 1520. *the camera is of concern, although not quite a deal breaker
  • Can't believe people actually voted no
  • Just Nokia-zealots.
  • I'm a Nokia guy but dang, that HTC is sure nice. Most definitely would take one with WP 8.1!
  • I would love to have windows 8.1 on HTC ONE... am I a traitor?? No I would just have to buy two cell phones... #forevernokialumia
  • well i like it overall, but the camera kills it, while i appreciate HTCs effort to make something new and good, it is simply desastrous, also nokia software would make me a lot more jealous of lumias having an htc than having a lumia and wanting their hardware
  • Im happy with Nokia tbh
  • Dev preview still coming next week? Anyone know?
  • There's a possibility that it won't. Kind of a strong possibility at that :-\
  • I heard its delayed, ugh!
  • I would love a phone like this!!! The HTC One is a gorgeous device, I absolutely love the design. In fact, my only major two gripes with it are it's lackluster camera, and the fact it's running Android. But I could keep my 1020 around if I ever were to buy a phone like this. So for the love of god: somebody make this happen!!!
  • It looks great but Nokia has realy strong support for there phones and i would never change that.
  • That would be great, except for the camera's low resolution and it would not have nokia apps.
  • Absolutely.............(wait for it)....yeah
  • I could never go back to a screen that small. The 1520 has ruined me.
  • That new review format is horrible!  Have you tried to use it on a Surface?  The weird large pictures at the beginning of the sections jerk as you scroll.  You can't scroll with your finger when you get to the giant YouTube video.  Even worse, the video will start playing when you try to scroll past it.  The video is bigger than the screen so you can get into a state where you can't scroll the screen at all, and you just keep playing and pausing the video as you frustratingly try to scroll with your finger.  The menu on the left jumps around strangely when you scroll just past the giant video.  Somehow I got a giant ad section at the bottom with a close button too small to press with my finger.  And there was a Lenovo add in the bottom left corner that would not go away.  I understand the desire to come up with an interesting layout, but why introduce usability problems and visual glitches?
  • This would be an amazing phone with 8.1
  • Oh hell yes.  I was just talking about a Windows Phone with HTC One styling days ago here on the site.   Of course, I think I'd prefer it was made by Nokia and had a few other features, but I love the metal casing and styling!!!! BRING IT ON!!!!!!
  • 5in Lumia with 801 dual core (tri core??), front facing speaker, 41mp with xenon and dual LED, 4 microphones, gorrilla glass 3, 3600 mAh (hopefully removable), Wireless charging, 64gb, microSD, (Nokia red) and microusb 3.0. 400 ppi, clearblack IPS,Polycarbonate (920 form with that 1020 camera) optional and programmable notification light. (of course BT 4.0, NFC, glance, etc.) ^^^ this is my dream phone. If Nokia/MS made this phone, neither Samsung, HTC, Apple, or LG could convince me to buy a different phone. A WP like the specs above in a 920 flavored body...
    edit: and dedicated camera button, capticitve back/windows/search buttons, 3.8 FFC
  • I'd love a One. I actually was going to get a One, as I was stuck between a One and a 920, and wanted to try out android but after seeing the camera I switched.
  • If it had much better camera then yes, otherwise I'll pass and probably buy 920 sucsessor, or maybe even a 1520
  • The thing is, no brand really cares for wp, as it isn't profitable, so once again htc bets on android again, sad but true
  • HTC have been losing money making android phones. Maybe they should make a top end phone for WP.
  • I love the new review format. Moreover I love the background image on the browser on which the text lies. It looks so dynamic.
  • I've been saying this forever. I love that phone bur had android. My gf has one and I want it but don't want android. I like the glance screen that they've got
  • I love how iOS and Android are the #1 best. Android or Apple needs to let Nokia build them a phone. IOS running on a Nokia? Mmm. Windows phone is cool, but its only for little kids mostly who don't know alot about tech stuff. My Nokia Lumia 521 is slow with its 256mb ram and 1ghz single core
  • I am not trolling, but a blanket term like " only for little kids mostly who don't know alot about tech " is completely wrong. Coaches, celebrities, etc use WP, bright students have 1020-520s, and even judges in the US use WP. Additionally, (not to crack on the lower end BUT saying "My Nokia Lumia 521 is slow" means you probably have never had the high end (920 and above) side of WP. (820s are use by delta airlines, cmon!) SMH. XP
  • IOS and Android are not #1. IOS accounts for 19% of mobile sales worldwide, how can that be #1. If you cant get that fact right don't believe anything else you say.
  • The Lumia 521 is not slow at all and plus it has 512 Mb of ram. I have an 8X and my moms 521 is pretty much just as fast as the 8X
  • Probably
  •   I would definitely love to see the WP 8.1 OS on the all new HTC One hardware. It's a great looking phone. I haven't had a chance to hold one yet but last year's model felt great in the hand. I've always liked HTC but if it came down to support, I would go with Nokia but I know a few people that don't particularly like Nokia so having another high end option or two (Samsung) is always a good thing.
  • I love that phon. Why can't HTC make a phone like that for windows cause I would buy one
  • A RESOUNDING YES!
  • Fuck yes! Love the looks of the HTC One, probably my fav right now!
  • I think the old HTC One looks better...at least in pics
  • I'm not too much into dedicated camera buttons although I use it to quickly start the cam. But whenever I leave my 1020 to test drive something else I quickly come back because I can't stand those blurry pictures on ALL other phones. I hate blurry!
  • Am I the only one who notices that the new HTC One has on screen buttons? I was initially surprised by this choise, seeing how the M7 didn't have those.  I now think that this is proof that htc would like to release an identical phone, but running windows phone 8.1.
  • Still my lumia 920 camera & design is better than htc one.
  • There is no way I'm going back to metal finish for a smartphone form factor after using HTC Mozart long enough to see the disadvantage of metal finish - once the phone heats up due to extended usage, it was difficult to even hold the Mozart in the hand as it was too hot. No such problems with 8X since the body is not metal. Speaking of the specs, better speced HTC WP is welcome anyday.
  • Yes, to the question
  • No thanks, i love my Lumia
  • After admiring that start screen with the thin bezel on HTC One, I decided to virtually minimize the bezel on my 925 so I enabled screen magnifier in ease of access. The start screen looks awesome when there's no blank space on the left and right.
  • I'd love this phone.  As long as they either upgrade the camera, or keep the full featured camera from the Android build.  Overall I'd be totally down to buy something that sweet looking. 
  • No, personally I would never buy one.  Metal phones are just asking to be put in an ugly cases because they scratch easily and exposes the raw material underneath - just look at the new iPhones 5/5s, which scratches and exposes the raw metal underneath the paint and looks really ugly if that ever happens.  The whole "it feels more expensive/sturdy" thing is pure psychological from its cold-to-touch surface and has no real chemical merit (especially considering that Aluminium, by all standards, is a *soft* metal).  The Lumia polycarbonate body is my preferred way now because it is actually sturdy. That said, it would be nice to have a WP version of the One just for market variety's sake, I'd just never buy one that's all.
  • Most definitely. I love my 8X a lot & I'm not thinking of retiring it yet just yet. But an HTC One with Windows Phone 8.1 ? I might have to retire the 8X early
  • No :)
  • Hell yes! Had the original HTC One and I loved it. Now my girlfriend have it because she had an SGS3 and cried about it ^^ If the HTC One 2 comes with Windows Phone, I definitily will grab it instead of an Nokia Phone.
  • I am the one of htc fan, hope they make super highend windows phone .
  • If only it was Nokia or at least had all the Nokia Support on it, plus the Pureview and camera button.. It would be awesomeness overload!!!  Imagine HTC Zoe+PureView+Nokia Imaging+Lenses= MIND BLOWN
  • If this "one" had Fantastic camera as Lumia 1020 and a dedicated camera button, i would have ordered it immediately. It has all other features i am hoping for like Boom sound speakers, Best and first 5MP Front facing camera, supposedly good battery life. Right now with Lumia 920, i had to reduce the number of background tasks to two apps. If it had like 4 apps running in the background i see the phone heats up and i see the drop in the battery like 15-20% per hour with me doing nothing. I really hope next versions of nokia phones have the best battery and dual speakers and not a mono speaker like 1020 or to some extent like 920. I tried with old HTC one and i could really notice the difference of having dual speakers.
  • What I want, is a Surface phone with WP8.1
  • I want this for nothibng but front facing speakers ( boomsound or beats audion whatever you call it as)! If Nokia makes one like new HTC one (M8) for Music lovers ..I will pick Nokia's too!
  • 4megapixel camera.?definitely no:-)
  • I actually would miss the camera button and some of Nokia perks on WP
  • If they was bringing the hd back I totally go for it but this isnt really that great even on android the galaxy's does better, id love to see a galaxy s6 or note 4 with win 8.1
  • lol, imagine a iphone 6 with win 8.1