HTC announce the One M8 with Windows

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Yes Windows Phone fans the day has arrived, the day that a new viable alternative to a Nokia arrived on the scene and it’s made by HTC. In a move that has been leaked and discussed at length they’ve basically took the HTC One M8 and installed Windows Phone 8.1 on it. Personally I’m quite excited at this prospect.

Spec wise it’s the same as the Android version.

– SIZE: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm WEIGHT: 160 grams.
– DISPLAY: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p
– CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3GHz quadcore CPU.
– PLATFORM  Windows® Phone 8.1.1 with Cortana  HTC BlinkFeed®.
– MEMORY  Total storage: 32GB.
– RAM: 2GB.
– Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included).
– Nano SIM.
– HTC BoomSound™ Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers.
– Rear camera Duo camera with HTC UltraPixel™ camera, BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, f/2.0, 28mm lens.
– Front camera 5MP, f/2.0, BSI sensor, wide angle lens.

Interestingly they’ve gone with the UltraPixel camera and the Infrared Blaster, which are quite unique features for a Windows Phone, coupled with the Micro SD slot, the all metal construction, the dot view case and HTC BlinkFeed it makes for quite an interesting device. The only slight problem is Verizon.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless. Online sales began today, and in-store starting tomorrow.

HTC are full of praise for the new version of the One. Personally I’m intrigued to see how the camera performs, how the BlinkFeed app performs and quite how many apps I can install on the Micro SD card. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that it eventually is released over here.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows is unmistakably the One, offering the same premium design unique experiences that are standard in the HTC One (M8), including HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound, Duo Camera with UltraPixel technology, a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera and support for the HTC Dot View case.

So what do we need lastly before you click the press release button? Yes that’s right a carrier video in American. Here you go. Enjoy.

HTC One M8 for Windows | Introduction

Update

As AT&T are now also releasing the phone, it’ll mean a GSM version will be usable over here in the UK if imported. At half the price of the Android version, must’ve handed HTC some cash.