A month ago, a reporter for The Verge confirmed that a Windows Phone version of HTC’s Android flagship phone, the One M8 was in the works.
Now, the company has officially unveiled the HTC One M8 Windows Phone.
But it’s not all good news though, the phone is available exclusively via the U.S Carrier Verizon.
The phone will have all the Windows Phone goodies such as the voice assistant Cortana, Action Center, and Live Tiles. It also includes a new feature called Apps Corner, which sandboxes apps and folders in a protected area of the phone.
HTC has also promised timely OS updates for the phone.
Technical Specifications of the HTC One M8 for Windows:
Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1, HTC BlinkFeed
Display: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 801, 2.3 GHz, quad-core
RAM: 2 GB
Internal Storage: 32 GB
External Storage: Supports micro SD cards up to 128 GB
Rear Camera: Duo camera - 4 Megapixel HTC UltraPixel camera
Front Camera: 5 Megapixels, 1080p Full HD video recording
Connectivity: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE), 3G (WCDMA/CDMA), 4G LTE, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS, micro-USB 2.0
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyro sensor
Battery: 2600 mAh Li-polymer
Audio: HTC BoomSound Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Sense Voice
Dimensions: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
Weight: 160 g
SIM: nano SIM
The HTC One M8 for Windows is available online and offline in Verizon stores, at a promotional price of $99.99 on a two year contract, or $29.99/month with Verizon Edge. Microsoft Stores will also sell the phone, along with a free HTC Dot View Case and screen protector for $25.
HTC is offering HTC Advantage, which provides the user a free replacement for a cracked screen.