HTC One M8 for Windows now official, not so exclusive to Verizon Wireless

By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 20, 2014 07:28 AM EDT

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

 

Following a slew of rumors and leaks, HTC and Microsoft have officially unveiled the new HTC One M8 variant running Windows Phone 8.1.

The HTC One M8 is already widely popular and is considered one of the most powerful smartphones out there, and this new version retains the specs, features, and design that were so highly-appreciated on the original model. On the software side, however, the new variant replaces Android with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1.

Follow us

"Consumers love the HTC One (M8) and today's introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences hungry for choice in their mobile experience," HTC President Jason Mackenzie touted in a company blog post on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

"The HTC One (M8) for Windows is true to the flagship product's award-winning design and unique experience while also taking the best of what Windows Phone has to offer," added Darren Laybourn, corporate Vice President of Engineering at Microsoft. "We succeeded in offering customers the best of both our worlds with this phone."

The new HTC One M8 variant with Windows Phone on board comes with identical hardware specs and features as the original model. This means that it comes with the same 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon processor under the hood, and the same 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage capacity as the original version running Android.

The Duo Camera with UltraPixel technology and depth-sensing sensor is also on board, as well as the 5-megapixel front shooter, the BoomSound front speakers, and all of the other goodies found on the original HTC One M8. The only major difference aside from the OS is that the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone OS will only come in a Gunmetal Gray color option.

In terms of software, the new HTC One M8 variant runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with all of its treats, including the much-touted Cortana digital assistant.

The new HTC One M8 for Windows is already available for purchase from Verizon Wireless, sporting a $99.99 price tag on a two-year contract, or $29.99 per month with Verizon Edge. It's worth pointing out that the smartphone is exclusive to Verizon just for now, but the HTC One M8 for Windows is also coming soon to AT&T. No exact release date is available for the AT&T version of the handset, but the carrier is now allowing customers to pre-register their interest in the device and receive more info as it gets closer to launch.

 

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
Motorola invite for Nov. 5 event Droid Turbo global version launching on Nov. 5 as Moto Maxx?
Microsoft Band fitness tracker debuts alongside Microsoft Health service: Here's the deal (VIDEO)
Motorola Nexus 6 goes in and out of stock in no time on Google Play
Meet the new OPPO N3 and R5 smartphones – What you need to know
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Flipboard for Windows Phone Flipboard for Windows Phone finally available, but requires 1GB of RAM (VIDEO)
Vine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now
Instagram releases Bolt ephemeral messaging app in select markets to challenge Snapchat
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics