HTC 8S Windows Phone ‘not currently planned’ for US market following testing delays

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HTC has confirmed it is not currently planning to distribute its Windows Phone 8S handset in US markets. In a statement to Engadget, the firm says its focus is on the Windows Phone 8X at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. “The Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market,” says a spokesperson. However, The Verge has learned that it hasn’t always been this way.

“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.”

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