1. Stiv X's Avatar
    I love my M8. I just got it a few weeks ago. I also love that I don't feel I will need to upgrade my device every time a new Windows Phone device comes out. That being said, I would appreciate the better camera the M9 will definitely have. I think I may be able to ride out this M8 until I am eligible to trade up. How about you guys? Thoughts?
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    02-26-2015 02:29 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    You know how it is man. Some people live on the cutting edge. I can't afford to live on that edge.
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    02-26-2015 03:21 PM
  3. ML10's Avatar
    Nah.
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    02-26-2015 03:29 PM
  4. mark233's Avatar
    I might. Don't know for sure. I'll say that Windows on the M8 is fantastic. Thus far my favorite phones with Windows OS have been the M8 and the Lumia 925. It all depends on what the next flagship Lumia brings to the table. If the next flagship Lumia appeals to me (no larger than 5 inch screen ... my threshold for a phone) I'll go with it instead of the M9. If larger than 5 inch screen, I'll look at the M9 if it's available thru T-Mobile or unlocked with ALL of the bands available for T-Mobile. Other than that I'll stick with the M8 and the 830 and 735.
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    02-26-2015 04:21 PM
  5. IndyJG's Avatar
    I love my M8, and I'm not one to buy a new phone every year so I wouldn't get a M9 right away. I do like the leaked specs on the M9 and the improved camera and I would buy it in a heartbeat if I was in the market for a new phone. I will probably buy it or its successor(M10?) late in 2016 or early 2017 if it is available with Windows on T-Mobile or unlocked.
    02-26-2015 04:43 PM
  6. horseybob's Avatar
    If they release it with Windows, I'd very likely get the M9 to replace my 928
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    02-28-2015 02:54 PM
  7. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    The M9 would be a good replacement for my 1520. The front and back cameras are at least comparable to my phone.
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    02-28-2015 03:04 PM
  8. KeegdnaB42's Avatar
    Unlikely since I doubt I'll be upgrading in the foreseeable future. It all depends on when Verizon lets me edge up. Right now I'm totally satisfied with my M8 but when I got it to replace my dying 928, it was mostly because the availability of the icon was scarce and the update situation was a huge question mark. I'm guessing there will be an M10 by the time I upgrade next but it'll have to be really compelling to keep me from going back to a Lumia (unless Verizon manages to botch future 9x0/10x0 releases like they have everything else to this point)
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    02-28-2015 03:06 PM
  9. Manny C's Avatar
    Very happy with my M8 so far and considering from a design perspective that the M9 going to look identical to the M8 I don't feel an upgrade is necessary at this point. Only reason why I would is to pass the M8 over to my father. Still excited to see a Windows version though!
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    03-01-2015 04:24 AM
  10. dbdmora's Avatar
    I still have a 1020 and after looking at HTC m9 event, it looks like a sweet phone to replace it. If MS does not come out with a top of the notch flagship phone for windows phone 10 soon, I will make the switch to HTC. I am also waiting on the Samsung event, if only Samsung would make their S6 with windows phone 10 OS or the Note.
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    03-01-2015 10:21 AM
  11. Binson#WP's Avatar
    The thing with HTC is, you have to go in knowing you will be getting lackluster support for your device. Having gone from the HTC Titan II (network app issues never fixed), to two HTC X8s (1 died in less than a year, the other is no longer being updated), I will not go back to HTC until there are drastic changes at that company.

    Android is their main focus. You'll be left behind very quickly.
    03-01-2015 10:42 AM
  12. Stiv X's Avatar
    The thing with HTC is, you have to go in knowing you will be getting lackluster support for your device. Having gone from the HTC Titan II (network app issues never fixed), to two HTC X8s (1 died in less than a year, the other is no longer being updated), I will not go back to HTC until there are drastic changes at that company.

    Android is their main focus. You'll be left behind very quickly.
    I agree their primary focus is Android first, but HTC has also supported windows when other OEMs have not. So I'll give them credit and respect for doing so.
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    03-01-2015 11:33 PM
  13. bmetelsky's Avatar
    I will likely just hold on to my M8 for a while. I'm fine with the current camera and the rest of the phone is just awesome, so no reason to update yet.
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    03-02-2015 10:08 AM
  14. Dk92's Avatar
    I definitely will. I will hold on to my 1020 until then.
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    03-02-2015 10:14 AM
  15. Stiv X's Avatar
    I just watched the M9 announcement. Seems to have more RAM (3Gb vs 2Gb) and a much better camera. The tech writers I've read seems to agree the camera is a big upgrade, but not as drastic as you would think. The camcorder records at 4K. So, looks pretty good. I just got my M8 in Feb, so I have awhile before I can upgrade. I am happy enough with this device to hold for awhile, though.
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    03-02-2015 10:36 AM
  16. onem8wp's Avatar
    In the handful of reviews I've read so far the camera on the M9 has been criticized rather harshly (IIRC noise and poor low-light performance). I was surprised to see that. Also, with no optical stabilization apparently the 4K video does not look good.
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    03-03-2015 03:58 PM
  17. etphoto's Avatar
    Who listens to tech reviews? Aren't those the Sam reviewers that bash MS every chance they get? Then all of a sudden we (or some at least) listen to them when they review the M9? Lol

    Anyways, my M8 works flawlessly so I will keep it for awhile longer.
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    03-03-2015 07:30 PM
  18. Blacklac's Avatar
    If that's all true about the M9, HTC just can't get camera's right. They are decent, but they really need great one.

    I'm sure most people will be fine with it, just like the M8. We are just extremists.
    03-03-2015 07:52 PM
  19. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    The thing with HTC is, you have to go in knowing you will be getting lackluster support for your device. Having gone from the HTC Titan II (network app issues never fixed), to two HTC X8s (1 died in less than a year, the other is no longer being updated), I will not go back to HTC until there are drastic changes at that company.

    Android is their main focus. You'll be left behind very quickly.
    I feel that same way about HTC myself. They have done nothing to really convince me to give them another chance and if the reviews for the m9 camera are true, then I can definitely once again pass it by.
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    03-03-2015 08:10 PM
  20. Grimlock's Avatar
    Has the M9 been confirmed for WP? I haven't been able to find any concrete information.

    If its being held back to release with W10 that's unfortunate. I understand that MS wants to make a big splash, but I like how android flagships are released throughout the year.

    Also releasing the WP version of the HTC One 6 months after the android version doesn't look too good. It doesn't quite make it "last years tech", but you guys know what I'm saying.
    03-04-2015 03:33 PM
  21. Blacklac's Avatar
    I'm not aware that WP 8.1.1 currently supports a SoC newer than the 801. HTC might not even be able to bring the M9 until Microsoft adds the 810 support. Maybe they already have, quietly.

    http://bgr.com/2014/04/15/windows-ph...rtphone-specs/
    03-04-2015 11:38 PM
  22. snowmutt's Avatar
    Here is the deal for me: I bought this bad boy after really bad experiences with the HTC Titan and Titan 2- two devices which should have been the standard for WP 7.5 devices instead of killing an entire company to me for 2 years. But, I fell in love with the audio (listening to a podcast as I type this) and the feel of the device. I did have a problem with mine (screen froze and then died) so I did a warranty. So my love/hate relationship with HTC hasn't changed If they support this excellent device I will keep them in the running for a future purchase.

    Does my M8 keep running? Did they fix it? If so, good. If not and it has to go back, I am done with HTC.

    Does my M8 get W10 within a decent time frame? (Let's call it 4-6 months.) If so, good. If not, I am done with HTC.

    Will they send out firmware support for any problems after W10? If so, good. If not.....

    Well, we get the point. Love this device. Truly do. But with Samsung promising W10 devices after settling their spat with MS and MS promising a flagship there will be options. So the ball is in HTC's court. I am happy with my M8. If that stays true, maybe that M9 will call really, really loud.....
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    03-11-2015 10:23 PM

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