Update: HTC 8S “coming soon” to WIND Mobile

Ian Hardy

February 12, 2013 2:17 pm


A few weeks ago we let you know that WIND Mobile was going to release the HTC 8S – an entry level Windows Phone 8 device. Good news a launch is just around the corner. WIND has now listed the 8S as “coming soon” on their site, but no mention of pricing. Looks like they’ll carry the blue version and state that 8S “immediately sets you apart from the field with its unique boldly coloured design.”

We’ll update you once we learn more. In the meantime make sure you check out our review here.

Update: We’ve been informed that the HTC 8S will be available at WIND Mobile on February 14th for $299 outright and $0 on WINDtab with the WIND 40 plan.

Source: WIND
(Thanks tipsters!)

  • ile2010

    Let me guess, Wind will price this at $350?

    • placator

      Yah…$350.00 at least, probably $400.00 on Windtab, the most expensive/misleading way to get a phone…can buy at Virgin for $280.00 outright.

    • JagaJaga

      Most stupidest thing ever of them to launch it AFTER Nexus 4 AND BBZ10 became widely available, especially since 8S was available on market for a while…
      Who will bother now? No wonder WindowsPhone 8 got no market share.

    • jetbeck

      I’m gonna bet on $299 right inside the $40 plan’s windtab allotment.

  • Pablo Moses

    I will say @250.

  • JohnN

    Do I hear 150? (-;

  • Paid Shill

    Call me when they release a Nokia wp8 phone

    • placator

      I’m afraid you’ll die from old age before that happens!

    • Crocography

      I am also waiting for a Nokia windows 8 phone. Come on Wind… you may be behind in cell tower count but why be behind with you windows phone selection?

  • Jimmy

    I checked it out at Virgin last month. Pretty slick phone & OS.

  • hoo dat

    New post-paid activations only. No existing customers allowed.

  • ActivesiN

    probably $400 outright
    $200 on tab

  • blah

    the virgin one doesn’t work on wind or mobilicity does it?

    • placator

      no

  • Piff

    Did no one read the article, It says $299.99 outright.

    • ile2010

      The price was not originally printed. Did you miss the bold update?

  • JustMeAndMe

    as usually greedy Wind has disappointed with the price. when will they learn that not only plans but also well priced phones will attract more customers?

    • ile2010

      Plan prices are way more important. Nothing says that I have to get a phone from Wind.

  • Anthony

    finally..the day i have been waiting for has come..Wind please next time don’t tease only to realease the phone 2 months later..just release the phone like you did with the Nexus 4..now do they have a registration page and do you get notified when the product is available?

  • Tom Riddell

    It’s a Windows Phone Yuck !!