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Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s mobile division delayed HTC One for Windows release

Speaking to CNET, HTC USA chief Jason Mackenzie revealed that it was Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s handset division which led to the large delay between the HTC 8X and the HTC One for Windows.

"We were waiting to see how the relationship would take shape," he said. "Then there was the acquisition and a regime change at Microsoft. We weren’t sure what their strategy was going to be."

What clinched the deal was Microsoft laying off nearly than half of the employees they acquired from Nokia.

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HTC confirms HTC One for Windows will be coming to other carriers “later this year”

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Great news for readers who are not stuck on Verizon, the most expensive carrier in USA.

HTC has confirmed to The Next Web that the HTC One will indeed not remain shackled to Verizon for the life of the handset.

Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC Americas, told TNW:

“Verizon is our exclusive launch partner, but our goal is to ultimately extend this product to even more customers later this year.”

With less than 4 1/2 months left in 2014 I cant help but think we should see a roll-out by November worldwide, in time for the holiday season.

Will our readers hold out for this device? Let us know below.

Interesting: With identical hardware, the HTC One for Windows offers nearly double the battery life vs Android version

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The HTC One for Windows will be settling a lot of bets which have raged regarding Windows Phone vs Android.

One recent claim has been that the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 has better battery life than Android.

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HTC One for Window coming to other carriers?

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The HTC One for Windows is shaping up to be a great handset, and despite the 4 megapixel camera issue I am very tempted to trade in my Lumia 930.

The device is however exclusive to Verizon, but like the Lumia Icon there seems to be a chance the device may eventually make it to the rest of the world.

HTC USA President Jason MacKenzie has teased that people should stay when they complained about the device being exclusive to Verizon.

AdDuplex CEO Alan Mendelevich may have also seen some evidence of the international version of the device.

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HTC One M8 Windows Phone Confirmed By Leaked Promo Material

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In the last of couple of weeks, we came to know via several reports that HTC is working on a Windows Phone version of its flagship One M8 device. HTC is expected to reveal this new WP8.1 device during the press event scheduled for tomorrow. Today, WPCentral posted the above in-store promo material which will be kept at Verizon’s stores. As you can see, the promo clearly states that HTC One M8 will be available both on Android and Windows from Verizon.

HTC One M8 for Windows will have 5-inch Full HD LCD Display, 2GB RAM, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 128GB microSD Support, 2600 mAh Battery, Duo Ultrapixel Camera, Built-in Amplifier Speakers and IR Blaster. Are you looking forward to this device from HTC?

Source: WPC

New HTC One for Windows renders look pretty sweet

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Neowin have posted two new leaked renders of the upcoming HTC One for Windows (Phone).

The device is of course identical to the Android version, so the picture is really to show us the location of the branding, which could unfortunately be a bit more restrained.

Interestingly the render also reveals a version of Blinkfeed will be coming to the HTC handset.

The handset features:

  • 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

The device is expected to be announced on the 19th August at an HTC event.

More Images Of Upcoming Nokia Lumia 830 Leaked Online

Nokia Lumia 830 2More images of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 830 device got leaked online via a Weibo account. Earlier today we reported that in addition to the earlier leaked Verizon version, Lumia 830 variants will be coming to T-Mobile and AT&T as well.  These devices are expected to have lots of similarities with minor differences in cameras. Also, the AT&T version of the device will not have wireless charging supported in it.

The Verizon device is rumored to have the following spec:

  • 4.5 inch 720p display
  • 20.1 MP PureView Camera
  • microSD card support
  • Windows Phone 8.1

Find more images after the break.

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Nokia Lumia 830 may come to Verizon and also AT&T and T-Mobile USA

TkTechnews, who recently leaked a video which they claimed was from the unannounced Nokia Lumia 830, has now added some further information, saying they now expect the device to be widely available on a number of US carriers.

Their sources revealed that besides the earlier leaked Verizon version, they have also been informed of a T-Mobile and AT&T version.  The devices will be similar, but with different cameras and screens (one 4.7 inch), and one will lack wireless charging (probably the AT&T device).

This will mirror the Nokia Lumia 822, 820 and 810 strategy from 2013.

The Verizon device is said to have:

  • 4.5 inch 720p display
  • 20.1 MP PureView Camera
  • microSD card support
  • Windows Phone 8.1

What do our readers think of this strategy? Let us know below.

Via NPU

Nokia Lumia 830 With 4.5-inch 720p Display And 20.1 PureView Camera Coming To Verizon?

Looks like Microsoft is planning to release an affordable flagship device for Verizon later this year. We already know that Verizon will be announcing a successor to its Lumia 822 Windows Phone device, today TKNews revealed more info on this upcoming Lumia 830 device.

Reported specs,

  • 4.5 inch 720p display
  • 20.1 MP PureView Camera
  • microSD card support
  • Windows Phone 8.1

TKNews has said that this device is enroute to their office and they will reveal more info on the device and go hands on.

Source: TKNews

Verizon leaks HTC One for Windows Phone render

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Verizon has a habit of leaking their new handsets from their own handset.

The latest “victim” is the HTC One for Windows Phone, leaked from their own servers, the Windows Phone version of HTC’s high end Android offering.

The handset is very strongly expected to be announced by HTC on the 19th August and the company has already sent out invitations to many Windows Phone reporters.

The HTC One features a brushed-metal body with a 5-inch, 1080p Gorilla Glass LCD screen and antennas integrated into the case, front-facing Boomsound speakers, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a MicroSD slot.

The screen shot shows the handset will have virtual buttons that can be hidden, will come with HTC’s TV Guide service (and presumably also the infra-red remote control feature) and will have HTC’s camera software.

The handset unfortunately is a Verizon exclusive – hopefully we will see an equivalent offering from other OEMs.

Via PCMag.com

HTC One for Windows Phone passes through GSM certification with European LTE bands

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The upcoming HTC One for Windows Phone (HTC 6995LVW) has passed through the GSM Global Certification Forum certification.

The Verizon handset includes both CDMA and GSM support, and interestingly besides supporting LTE bands 4 and 13 for Verizon, also supports bands 3 and 7 commonly used in Europe.  It also supports band 4 used by AT&T.

Verizon has been shipping some handsets GSM unlocked, opening up the possibility of importing the devices for use on GSM carriers elsewhere.

Would any of our readers be thinking of doing this? Let us know below.