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Is HTC working on an HD8? [Rumor]

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The idea that HTC would be working on an HD8 is probably would not be too surprising--after all they do have an HD2 and HD7 (really it was the HD3, renamed at the last minute). So in maybe it's not that odd that we caught an HD8 showing up in some app stats recently.

By it's name alone one would think that this was destined for "Apollo" aka Windows Phone 8. However, the information we have right now via device statistics from "...I'm a WP7!" says that it is only running 7740 and it first appeared on December 30th, 2011. This could hint to some real early testing by HTC of this hardware.

We also know it is on a Romanian network (Vodafone.RO) which at first sounds odd until you remember that the recent leak of the LG Fantasy was purchased from a tester-developer in, you guessed it, Romania (and one of first pics of "Tango" came from Slovakia).

Still, we're treating this one with caution but as we mentioned earlier...this is HTC and an HD8 seems like a logical continuation of that series. Hopefully we'll find out more soon.

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I am pretty sure it's just somebody editing the registry and changing the name of the device.

That doesn't seem to be the case due to the way the info is pulled. Also, we've had very good luck with these sightings in the past. See Monument, 800, 900, 710, HTC Ultimate, Champaign/Ace, Mazaa, ZTE Tania, etc.

Heck, I could tell you for instance that the HTC Radiant first appeared on 12/31 located on Far East Tone (Taiwan) running build 8099. It's pretty specific with not all the info we're making public.

All have appeared or do appear on that list and we have had no spoofs so far.

Nataku4ca says:

small quick note, Far East Tone => Far Eastone
(unless its not the carrier you were pointing to...)

joecatskill says:

Tell Jay I was just able to Tweet this from v.2 WPCentral app!! BTW Daniel, I believe your reports and their accuracy. Keep it up and come on CES. Any word on a Verizon phone?

Premium1 says:

I think all these OEM's should have one model and put it on all carriers like samsung did with the sgs and sgs2. Get a high end device on all the carriers and that would really help wp take off.

JamesDax3 says:

Thinking an updated HD7 with SLCD, FFC, 2nd Gen internals, updated camera like the Radar and Titan and hopefully T-Mobile 4G.  They could call it the HD7.5.

WinFan1 says:

ok dont yell at me for asking this stupid question but does htc use SAMOLED screens on any of their htc phones wp7 or not?? cuz i dont recall them ever doing it though i must admit i love the idea of a wp8 device and especially one as deserving as the hd series first wp i had and was great besides screen :p

E_man#CB says:

No.  They did use Amoled (not Samoled) for a while in some of their early 2010 android devices, but they switched over to LCD for supply reasons.

WinFan1 says:

thanks for the info 8-D

nizzon says:

HTC HD8? Yawn.

Odd-i-See says:

Well, I have the HD7 and for me to buy the next version if this rumour is true I would need SAMOLED screen, gorilla glass, upgraded camera and a way better speaker volume and quality. 

Gcombs626 says:

I just wish Verizon will get some high end WP devices and stop their sales reps trying to force Android to every smartphone buyer.