HTC 8S not coming to US, Verizon's 8X ships unlocked

01 December, 2012

HTC officially confirmed the Windows Phone 8S won’t be coming to the United States. HTC says its focus will go entirely on the 8X. Here comes the official statement:

"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."

The device will probably still find its way to the US shores through various retailers and it will be available free of contract. However, with no official import its pricing might turn out to be pretty steep so there will be little point in getting it.

In other news, the Verizon's HTC Windows Phone 8X sells unlocked and it's compatible with whatever microSIM you may have from carriers around the globe. It seems this might be a new Verizon policy since other top-notch phones from their catalog also come unlocked - notably the iPhone 5 and DROID DNA.

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Reader comments

  • Raghul

Any Idea when it is coming to stores in INDIA? I cant wait to get one

  • AnonD-77351

That's too bad because 8S is sooo much better than 8X

  • AnonD-58527

If they only make 2,000, then it's hard to get one and sold out easy. HTC OneX series will outsell it. And when Nvidia realease the unlock code for the 5th core of terga3 to HTC engineers, you'll see smoother sense as well powered by the Gefor...

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