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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