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

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[3]: "Very Few People"
by Nelson on Wed 20th Aug 2014 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "Very Few People""
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"now" meaning essentially "just now" for Jolla.

The point is, they (due to resource constraints) did a staggered global roll out just like HTC is doing, but mums the word on even a syllable of criticism or snark towards them, from you.

It isn't like HTC has no intention of going global, it'll likely make it's way over to Europe and Asia in due time. Just like the Lumia Icon did.

At least for Nokia, the staggered roll out was deliberate and preferred due to the allocation of resources and return on that investment. They tried with the Lumia 800 to do a global roll out and a funny thing happened:

The phones weren't pushed as aggressively, or marketed as much by the carriers/store fronts because there was no deeper partnership.

Carriers like VZW love exclusives and will return in kind with marketing dollars, which is what HTC needs right now.

Edited 2014-08-20 11:49 UTC

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