HTC could have brought Moto X customizations to Windows Phone

HTC sure likes bringing some color to its Windows Phone offerings; whether we’re looking at the solid hues on the 8X or the two-tone action on the 8S, HTC’s WP8 models give even Nokia a run for its money when it comes to vibrant, fun designs. More recently, we’ve seen that trend continue with the 8XT on Sprint. Now, a new rumor suggests that HTC was once planning even more elaborate color options for its phones, and was working on a very Moto-X-like system for personalized designs.

Supposedly, the phone that eventually became the 8XT on Sprint would have customizable through an online tool, just like Motorola intends to use. In fact, from being able to set individual colors for various parts of the facade, to setting up personal engraving, the description we get of this HTC system sounds essentially identical to Motorola’s.

In the end, HTC and Sprint reportedly abandoned this plan after taking into account the added expense and complexity such a scheme would mean. Still, it’s fascinating to consider what could have been, and we wonder if this idea isn’t still kicking around in HTC’s head, possibly ready to make another go of things once the company works out how to streamline the process a little.

Source: The Verge

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!