HTC unveils HTC One (M8) for Windows

HTC One (M8) for Windows

As expected, HTC today unveiled the HTC One (M8) for Windows, a Windows Phone-powered version of its flagship HTC One (M8) at a press event in New York City. With Windows Phone 8.1 comes Microsoft’s Cortana personal digital assistant and a new Action Center among many other improvements. HTC has also integrated HTC BlinkFeed into the Live Tile layout and its BoomSound speakers.

“Consumers love the HTC One (M8) and today’s introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences hungry for choice in their mobile experience,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas. “HTC fills a gap in the market for unique devices that put a premium on form and function. Microsoft shares our vision, and that’s why we committed to bringing the Windows Phone platform to the HTC One (M8).”

HTC One (M8) for Windows specifications:

  • Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE (bands 3,4,7,13)/HSPA+/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 5.0-inch Full HD (1280×1080)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 32GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 128GB
  • Rear-facing camera: HTC Duo with UltraPixel technology
  • Front-facing camera: 5MP
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB 2.0 port
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light, gyroscope
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Dimensions: 146.36 × 70.6 × 9.35 millimeters
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Other: HTC BoomSound with dual front-facing speakers

Rumours were right on not only for specifications but also for the fact that Verizon Wireless will be HTC’s exclusive launch partner for the HTC One (M8) for Windows. With support for the 3, 4, 7 and 13 LTE bands, wider availability (including to Canada) cannot be ruled out as something that could happen in the not so distant future.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows went on sale online at Verizon Wireless today and will hit Verizon stores tomorrow. It will sell for US$99.99 with a new two-year contract for a limited time or US$29.99 per month on Verizon Edge. It will also be available through Microsoft Stores with a special offer that will include a free HTC Dot View Case and screen protector.

Sources : HTC // Verizon Wireless