HTC One (M8) for Windows finally unveiled

After months of speculation and leaks, HTC has finally unveiled the new HTC One(M8) for Windows.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows is not surprising in any way, but that’s not the say it isn’t a super impressive phone. The One (M8) for Windows is basically identical to its Android counterpart and this includes the sleek design and super powerful internals.

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HTC One (M8) for Windows specs:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • 32 GB internal storage; micro SD (up to 128 GB)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 5-inch Full HD, Super LCD3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3; 441 ppi
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Size: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • HTC UltraPixel camera; 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Nano SIM
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, DLNA
  • HTC Boomsound
  • U-Focus
  • HTC Dot View case with Cortana integration - there's also a limited edition Xbox cover

The HTC One will initially launches in the US on Verizon today(!) although a European launch is expected to arrive in the near future. Pricing starts at $99 with a two-year contract.

The handset has been a long time in the making with numerous leaks and rumors coming out over the past six months; but now that it's finally out it will be interesting to see how the market reacts.

This is most definitely a flagship Windows Phone with premium specs, and it's the first time users will have a pure choice in terms of OS: same device on both Android and Windows Phone. The HTC One (M8) for Windows may well prove to be hit, at least if sales reps are fair when they talk to customers.

The event is now over but we'll have more photos shortly.

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