Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Aug 2014 20:24 UTC
Windows

As expected, HTC has just announced a new smartphone with Windows Phone called the HTC One M8 for Windows. The new device is the same as the HTC One M8 with Android, albeit it comes with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 preinstalled.

Sounds great, especially since it may be possible to dual boot or switch operating systems once the XDA crowd gets its hands on this thing. But then...

The HTC One M8 for Windows is an exclusive device for U.S. carrier Verizon.

Yeah. Good luck, with that.

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RE: "Very Few People"
by Nelson on Tue 19th Aug 2014 22:06 UTC in reply to ""Very Few People""
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People seem to forget just how large of a domestic market the U.S. is. That, and the relatively friendly business environment makes the US a prime market for Microsoft.

Just due to the logistics of product launches, it makes sense to launch in ones own market.

We don't really hear much crap about Jolla only selling phones in Finland, Khazakstan, and some other hilariously small markets on OSNews though ;)

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