HTC’s Windows Phone One M8 pops up in certification database?
Are we really about to see HTC release a Windows Phone edition of its Android flagship One M8? A week ago, that sounded like an old rumor that had little chance of coming true, but then all of a sudden all this buzz has descended upon the idea, with proponents not just insisting that this move was going to happen, but that it could occur quite soon, as well. And with HTC sending out invitations to an event later this month, it was like adding fuel to a fire. But where’s the actual evidence that this model even exists? Today we bring the goods, and a new certification doc might just out this Windows Phone handset.
The Global Certification Forum has posted a listing outlining the band support for HTC’s model HTC6995LVW. That suffix there indicates a home at Verizon, which had already been rumored, but what of the 6995? Well, 6525 was the One M8 itself, so there’s no clear connection there, but this does help convince us a little bit about the phone’s OS; after all, the old HTC 8X was the company’s model 6990, which this is just a stone’s throw from.
And while this particular version may be headed to Verizon, broad band support, both 3G and LTE, tells the story of hardware that’s capable of operation in multiple markets, all over the globe. That’s got us optimistic that HTC has some wide-reaching launch plans for this guy, and even if it’s a Verizon exclusive in the States, a close variant could find extensive support in Europe.