HTC’s 8S Not Coming to USA; Leaves Mid-Range Market to Lumias

| December 1, 2012 | 50 Replies

Back in September both Nokia and HTC announced two new WP* devices, one High end device (920/8X) and one low end device (820/8S); Nokia also doubled down on all the big carriers providing multiple variants of the 820 to T-Mobile and Verizon with the 810 and 822. However it seems that dominating the medium-range WP8 market is going to be a lot easier for Nokia, at least as far as the USA is involved. Today HTC published a statement that the 8S WILL NOT be released in the US:

“The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is our signature Windows Phone available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market.”

Perhaps HTC are trying to pull an Apple, by making only one high range device available (and a second for Android maybe); either way this is good news for Nokia’s US marketshare, now if only some of those pesky Low-End Androids would take a hint.




Category: HTC, Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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