- 09-12-2012, 12:52 AM #1
I like this idea, if it's accurate AND if the range will be available on every carrier.
The claim is that there will be an 8X (with a 4.7 inch screen, a WP8 version of the One X), am 8S (which would essentially be the "Accord," though I'm skeptical of the renderings that have been all over, and an 8V (a 4-inch low-end handset, possibly with the "HTC chin").
A range of pricing options with a premium look-and-feel (e.g. no da-glo plastic) and build quality similar to the One X should be pretty tasty.
HTC has seen strong sales in prepaid (and in foreign markets) with the V-series Androids... it would be awesome to see them deliver a big chunk of the prepaid market stateside to WP using the same model with an 8V.
- 09-12-2012, 05:58 AM #2
Until then it's vaporware.
You can't trust HTC. I know a guy who got a new X and when he went to charge it for the first time, it simultaneously caught fire and was responsible for the death of 17 kittens. The premium feel you speak of is due to the fact the cases are made of depleted uranium and are toxic to the touch. Every single person I know of who has purchased an HTC product is either blind by the exploding glass of the display (HTC uses something called "Guerrilla Glass" - an actual weapon and not to be confused with "gorilla glass") or have been rendered impotent. It's sad actually.*
*Please note: the above is utter and unequivocal nonsense and holds no shred of truth whatsoever. I don't hate HTC at all. I merely wished to get my bashing out of the way in one over-the-top mega nuts post.My next phone...
09-12-2012, 06:43 AM #3
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I would like to see HTC doing that. I use the HTC Arrive for a while now and pretty much love it. Of course: all the nokia exclusive Apps are kind of annoying, but all in all i like the idea of wp being pushed by Nokia so much (although Nokia does not have other chances than going all in on this one) and am sure that, in a way, all these apps will come on the other phones some day.
But more Topic related:
I would love it to have 3 phones from HTC on the WP-Market. In That way we would have 5 in total (1 Samsung, 2 Nokia and 3 HTC) and we all know that right now there can't be enough WP phones. Especially the 8V would be some awesome device for "starters"
09-12-2012, 07:16 AM #4
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why oh why are the nokia apps pulling me in so much?
I just don't feel able to consider another phone as I have convinced myself that I will be shortchanged somehow.
Im not 100% happy with the 920, size, weight, no SD, but the app integration just keeps calling at me and I know I will be unable to resist which is a shame.
09-12-2012, 07:39 AM #5
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I doubt HTCs offer will be limited to one device. They've been dedicated enough on earlier releases, and I think offering two new devices with Mango was pretty decent. Internationally Samsung only offered the Omnia W, and the rest of the market was pretty much full of tumbleweeds while waiting to see what Nokia would do.
They're pretty good at actually getting the finished product to the store shelves as well, so I wouldn't be surprised if HTC phones are the first to be available after WP8 is officially released. At least on the international market, that is.
- 09-12-2012, 12:46 PM #8
HTC is handling things rather well, so far. I'd expect they'll be able to show more product, the cameras will actually be complete (and work), and they may even be able to give a launch date. The press will be about the product, not about questionably ethical ads or features that "will work real soon now!" ;)
- 09-12-2012, 04:17 PM #9
09-12-2012, 04:52 PM #11
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My last two devices have been HTC on Verizon. The Imagio was a great phone, though I had to get quite a few replacements. I'm still on my first Trophy, but it almost has the exact same specifications as the much older Imagio. If HTC could line up durability and innovation, I would be the first one in line. However, I'm losing faith in them and will probably go with the 822 on Verizon (while begrudging all of you with 920s).
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Phones: HTC 8X & HTC Trophy & Samsung Focus
PC:Dell Studio XPS 1640
My app: Plant Guide
Spitfire 4.0, my HTC Imagio, rest in peace.
- 09-12-2012, 08:51 PM #12
- 09-13-2012, 01:12 PM #15Lumia 635
- 09-14-2012, 04:51 PM #16
Looks like I'm half-right and half-wrong about the HTC 8X. According to this link from HTCSource, the 8X "takes great pictures." (Yay!)
But it has no Micro-SD. BOOOOOO
Then again, if it's the high-end option on T-Mobile (with the 920 not going to T-Mo), it will probably be the best choice on the #4 carrier, regardless.
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- 09-15-2012, 01:06 AM #19
Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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- 09-15-2012, 01:10 AM #20
- 09-16-2012, 12:06 AM #23
I've previously said I wouldn't get a Lumia 820, but I'm going to back off of that statement after watching some videos. There are some features from the 920 it doesn't have, but overall it's a pretty nice phone.