HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone (Yes, an HTC One Windows Phone!)

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Looks like this is confirmed with an August or Septemeber launch, but thus far only confirmed on Verizon. I swear if Microsoft was stupid enough to make this a Verizon exclusive, then the people making these decisions at Microsoft should be shot! :mad:

    Link: http://www.wpcentral.com/?utm_source=topbar&utm_medium=topbar&utm_campaign=mobilenations&utm_term=passport

     
  2. jamezr macrumors G4

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    I saw that earlier today. I have no doubt HTC will make a great Windows phone. Riddle me this batman.....why is there no Windows phone with a notification light?
     
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    I'm glad to see some proper offerings now from the major manufacturers.
     
  4. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Because WP uses a glance feature similar to the Moto X. No real need for a notification light I guess.
     
  5. dgr874 macrumors member

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    Too bad they have to make it another exclusive. Another lost sale from me, just like the butchered ATT 1520. Why does Microsoft have such a hard time with making sure all their phones are on all the networks?
     
  6. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No idea why this is such a hard thing for them to comprehend. Exclusivity = Lost Sales

    I would be rocking a 930 right now if it wasn't for Nokia/Microsoft's stupidity.
     
  7. dgr874 macrumors member

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    I probably would have bought both and just passed on my 920 to the rest of the family.

    Some day's its hard to be a Windows Phone/Microsoft fan...
     
  8. scott craft macrumors 6502a

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    Like you guys I continue to be baffled by these carrier exclusives. How hard is it to have the same phone on all carriers? It's like they alternate giving nice phones to AT&T and Verizon.
     
  9. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I agree with the 930 comment and if it was on ATT I'd probably have one.

    I dont understand their philosophy behind that especially trying to market their OS with Android and Apple and trying to play catch up.

    Seems they would want their operating system on any provider out there.
     
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    Yeeeah, but I don't want to use the battery life nor wear out the screen.

    IMO all phones should just have a notification light for texts/missed calls/voicemail.

    I don't have glance on on my Nokia 928.
     
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    It's because the carrier CEOs are stuck in the 1990's mindset that people will choose the carrier based on the phones it sells, not on the quality, coverage and customer support of their network.


    Perhaps the AT&T/iPhone original exclusivity in 2007 helped perpetuate the mindset and they're still trying to regain that. Like the Nokia Icon is going to make someone switch to Verizon...


    The original iphone was different altogether since it was the first of a class. It'll be a long time until there's another market disruption like that.
     
  13. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Heading to Verizon on 21 Aug. UNFORTUNATELY!
    Windows Phone 8.1
    2.3 GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    32 GB internal storage; micro SD (up to 128 GB)
    2 GB of RAM
    5-inch Full HD, Super LCD3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3; 441 ppi
    2600 mAh battery
    HTC UltraPixel camera; 5 MP front-facing camera
    Nano SIM
    HTC Boomsound
    U-Focus
    HTC Dot View case
     

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    Its not that they have a hard time... carriers pay A LOT to be the only one to offer the phone. Its a dumb game, but thats how they roll.

    Trust me, there are full teams (marketing, analytics, business) making these decisions, they don't care about a few lost customers.
     
  15. scott craft macrumors 6502a

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    That's a terrific looking phone. I think I need to start putting some money aside to possibly get it.
     
  16. jamezr macrumors G4

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    agreed...that is a good looking phone!

    Here is a thought.....since the hardware is the same for the HTC Android and Windows Phone.....why can't both OSes be flashed on the same phone?
    I wonder if it could be done to dual boot both Android and WP8 on the same HTC M8?
     
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    Only way of knowing is waiting till release and see if some canny folks at XDA can find out. I imagine boot loaders however would be different.
     
  18. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Wouldn't it be interesting to boot an HTC M8 and have the choice of which OS to boot into? I am going to start watching XDA to see if anyone else is curious.....
     
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    Problem is that even a few customers makes a difference when your market share is so low. Just pop on over the forums at WPcentral. There are many threads full people wondering how serious Microsoft is about WP. That's not a good thing.

    Its hard to defend the decisions of these so called expert teams too. Why cut the memory from 32gb to 16gb? Why remove the Qi charging and then not even have any PMA charging accessories ready at the beginning?

    I used to be a huge advocate for Windows Phone. I got about 4-5 people on the platform. I'm the only one left, and I am just waiting for the iPhone 6 to be released to go back. It's a nice OS and has lots of potential, but for me its just not there yet.
     
  20. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    One rumor on WPCentral indicated the bootloader was unlocked and that Android could be loaded as well. They key word being 'could'.
    We will know by next week.
     
  21. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I've always been a fan of the HTC One even though I have never owned a phone in that lineup.

    I am a new WP adoptee and I love the OS with the 8.1 updates and recently purchased a 1520 after using a 635 at first. What a great phone and the OS is just so fast for the functions I need it for the most (work email, videos,etc).
     
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    That would be revolutionary for mobile devices. I would say it is actually in the realm of possibility due to how much power htc gives users.

    My next device will be htc if they pull that off.

    It's about damn time these devices get treated like computers.

    Only other mobile device with dual boot I believe is the hp touchpad which could boot into webos or CM. And this would be official os support!

    Obviously the x86 windows stuff can boot whatever they want, but this would be a great leap for arm.
     
  23. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Me too
     
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    Agreed. It is pretty much the only thing I don't like on my M7.
     

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