1. Anthony112409p's Avatar
    HTC One M8 for Windows reportedly heading to T-Mobile and Sprint too | WinBeta

    As we all are well aware, it is rumored (and very likely true) that the new HTC one M8 will be coming to Sprint and T-Mobile, as well as the already-announced AT&T. That will make it the very first Windows Phone that is available on all four of the major carriers. This is obviously great news for people like me who are T-Mobile customers, but I'm wondering if this is actually a good thing for a phone that was initially announced as an exclusive.

    I think it is likely that many (Samsung & LG for starters) are watching the HTC One M8 for Windows to see whether they want to dip their toes further into the Windows Phone with new devices. However, it also seems like they are very short-sighted and only see what happens out of the gate instead of in the long term. With the AT&T announcement and the very likely true T-Mobile and Sprint rumors, those who were likely to head into Verizon and pick one up are now likely going to wait. Is this a good or bad thing?

    Then again, maybe I have it all wrong. What do you guys think?
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    08-26-2014 02:46 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    It is a good thing that it when a phone is available on all carriers, as that substantially increases you potential user base 100(+) fold. As opposed to having it confined to one carrier exclusively, as there are alot of people on AT&T who would have bought the icon but can't due to circumstances i.e work plan, coverage issues. Plus to compound matters, the icon got released 6 months later internationally as the 930 in a rather odd spot.

    So I am hoping the M8 comes to all carriers globally as well before the Christmas shopping spree starts.
    08-26-2014 03:32 PM
  3. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    They would have sold way more if they had released it worldwide at first...

    Now if folks have to wait long they will loose any traction they had....

    I hope they realize this.

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    08-26-2014 06:27 PM
  4. jlangner's Avatar
    Depending on when it is released, this may be my upgrade from my 925 @Tmobile
    08-26-2014 08:06 PM
  5. rdubmu's Avatar
    The issue is when tmobile gets this phone, it will be 6 months to 1 year from now.
    08-27-2014 08:34 PM
  6. TechFreak1's Avatar
    The issue is when tmobile gets this phone, it will be 6 months to 1 year from now.
    I hope not, though it would probably be a timed exclusive to EE (name of merged entity of T mobile UK and Orange UK) when it launches on the UK
    09-01-2014 07:24 AM
  7. jlangner's Avatar
    The issue is when tmobile gets this phone, it will be 6 months to 1 year from now.
    I am thinking 2 to 3 months max. They dont usually put a register for info page up if it is very far off.
    09-01-2014 08:18 AM
  8. jlangner's Avatar
    Went back and checked on 8X. T-mobile announced on Sept 19th and release ~ Nov 19, so imo, 2 months max.
    09-01-2014 08:42 AM

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