HTC One (M8) for Windows unveiled, now available from Verizon
HTC’s Jason Mackenzie took the stage this morning in New York to unveil the new HTC One (M8) for Windows. The name says it all – the HTC One (M8) for Windows is exactly what you’d expect it to be. The phone features a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, DuoCamera with main UltraPixel sensor, 5 megapixel front-facing camera, BoomSound speakers with dedicated amplifiers and an aluminum unibody shell that’s identical to the one used on the original HTC One (M8).
While the HTC One (M8) for Windows isn’t running HTC Sense 6, HTC has incorporated BlinkFeed into a Live Tile layout and the phone’s signature DuoCamera effects like UFocus, Foregrounder, Seasons and Dimensions Plus editing features have been integrated into the camera and photos apps on the device. HTC has also worked closely with Microsoft to ensure that Cortana (Microsoft’s version of Google Now/Siri) is integrated into the phone’s DotView case functionality, allowing users to interact with the voice assistant without having to open the flip case.
Like the Android-powered HTC One (M8), the HTC One (M8) for Windows also comes with HTC Advantage, so those who purchase the phone don’t have to worry about software updates and they guaranteed a free repair if the screen cracks or breaks within the first six months.
The hTC One (M8) for Windows can be purchased today through Verizon’s online store and will be available tomorrow in retail stores across the country. The price is set at $99.99 with a new two-year contract, but the price will most likely jump to $199.99 after a few weeks. Verizon is currently listed as the “exclusive launch partner” for the HTC One (M8) for Windows, implying that other US and European service providers will be offering the phone to their customers in the coming months.