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  1. Bora777's Avatar
    Hi everyone, as I'm sure I'm not the only one outside the US hoping to get my hands on a One (M8) for Windows (really a mouthful), I thought it'd be helpful for anyone with any information or heads up about its availability in your locale (UK for me) to sound off here. Right now HTC is keeping mum on the subject, so they're obviously no help at all.

    But so far, we at least know that a Dutch telco accidentally let it slip a few weeks ago:
    gsmarena_002.jpg
    However, that image was rather dubious since it turned out to be a photoshopped M8 and not an official HTC render.

    We also know that it was recently spotted at the GSM Global Certification Forum with European LTE Bands 7 and 13.

    Softpedia article

    Hopefully more information comes to light soon.
    08-19-2014 10:34 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    It better have more bands than 7 & 13

    I have some people lined up for the One M8 for Windows, I was hoping to push them into the bandwagon today... but I guess i will have to wait awhile before doing so.. I just hope my plan doesn't back fire and they end up getting the Android version lol.
    08-19-2014 11:17 AM
  3. rOIVAz's Avatar
    Count me in (UK also). I had the 930 but sent it back so I'm hoping there's not a long wait before international availability. I've a few friends with the Android version and aside from the camera debate, I love the premium look and feel of the M8.
    08-19-2014 11:21 AM
  4. hal Turnage's Avatar
    I'm from the US but on AT&T and I'm hoping to buy the international version.

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    08-19-2014 11:52 AM
  5. busngabb's Avatar
    So disappointed it's a one country one carrier release. Another huge mistake from MS. Eagerly awaiting some hope and must say it's disappointing that no one seems to have asked the question at the release?

    If I don't hear anything by the end of the week I'll just get an android. I've been waiting three months now, wanted the 930 but it never came and when it finally did Three in the UK didn't stock it because it took so long to come out. Now this appears on the horizon and again it's unavailable.
    08-19-2014 12:37 PM
  6. Alteam's Avatar
    Yes this is so bad but i guess it will release it globally pretty soon! Windows phone is pretty big in Europe so it's plain stupid to limit it to US..
    08-19-2014 12:50 PM
  7. Bora777's Avatar
    Yes this is so bad but i guess it will release it globally pretty soon! Windows phone is pretty big in Europe so it's plain stupid to limit it to US..
    That's what I was thinking. Europe is WP's biggest developed market while US sales have been consistently abysmal with no signs of any real growth. It makes no sense for HTC to prioritise their WP efforts there.
    08-19-2014 01:12 PM
  8. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Also only EE in the UK uses band 7.. it better not be another carrier exclusive

    I just checked the GSM Global Certification Forum and most of HTC's recent certifications only support bands 3,4, 7 and 13...
    Global Certification Forum - Certified Devices - HTC6515LVW
    Global Certification Forum - Certified Devices - HTC6525LVW
    (One M8 Windows Phone Version):
    Global Certification Forum - Certified Devices - HTC6995LVW

    Edit:
    O2 and Vodaphone uses Band 20, I'm not sure about Three.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 08-19-2014 at 02:15 PM.
    08-19-2014 01:41 PM
  9. Fluffy Balls's Avatar
    This is not a huge mistake from MS. HTC decided to make it carrier exclusive not MS.
    08-19-2014 03:22 PM
  10. Alteam's Avatar
    This is not a huge mistake from MS. HTC decided to make it carrier exclusive not MS.
    And why would MS agree with that?
    08-19-2014 03:25 PM
  11. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I want it on AT&T too. :'(
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    08-19-2014 03:26 PM
  12. Alteam's Avatar
    I want it on AT&T too. :'(
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    Just switch carrier! It's not a big deal... We outside US can't even get one
    08-19-2014 03:29 PM
  13. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Just switch carrier! It's not a big deal... We outside US can't even get one

    It's called being in a business plan, and we can't get out.
    08-19-2014 03:30 PM
  14. Alteam's Avatar
    It's called being in a business plan, and we can't get out.
    well that sucks
    08-19-2014 03:33 PM
  15. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    well that sucks
    I have no worries now, it is coming to AT&T! Woo!
    08-19-2014 07:09 PM
  16. Bora777's Avatar
    AT&T availability suggests Verizon's grip on the M8 isn't as strong as we were initially led to believe, which bodes well for an international release.

    To be honest I was also looking forward to seeing the Ativ SE in Europe, but it's been so long that I don't think it will happen (at least not the phone as we know it). This made me worried about the M8, but seeing it go to AT&T as well is reassuring that it's a different story.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    08-20-2014 12:29 AM

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