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[5]: "Very Few People"
by Nelson on Wed 20th Aug 2014 16:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: "Very Few People""
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Market cap HTC: 107.57B.
Market cap Jolla: three beer and a dead cow.

Comparing those two is stupid.


And I'm sure, relatively, the product launches were of higher scale to reflect that. For example, I expect HTC to spend more on launching on one carrier in the US than Jolla has spent cumulatively on all of their efforts.

What does it matter though? At the end of the day we're talking about the same principles, and it is even more striking in Jolla's case (because they have less resources):

The fact of the matter is that roll outs are expensive, big or small. So companies stagger them and target the most lucrative markets first (for reasons I outlined in my original comment)

Why you're being dense on purpose is beyond me, this isn't that difficult to understand. Do you only feign concern when it relates to Windows Phone?

Edited 2014-08-20 16:42 UTC

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