Rumors about an HTC One handset running Windows Phone has been circulating since July, but today the company officially unveils the HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1, exclusively on Verizon, and U.S. customers can get it today online or starting August 20 at the Verizon Wireless store.
HTC made the announcement today during its press event in New York City. Verizon Wireless already published a YouTube video showcasing the new phone. The video highlights the power of the new Windows Phone 8.1 features such as Cortana, Live Folders, and new third row to display more Live Tiles. And also shows off some of the hardware and software pre-loaded in the new HTC One M8, such as the Ultrapixel camera with HTC’s Duo Camera depth-sensing technology, photo editing and Blinkfeed app, and the BoomSound speakers.
The phone itself feature a very sleek aluminum design, same as the Android version, and powerful hardware.
HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 tech specs:
- 2.3 GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
- 32 GB internal storage
- Micro SD (up to 128 GB)
- 2 GB of RAM
- 5-inch 1080p Full-HD, Super LCD3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 at 441 ppi
- 2600 mAh battery
- HTC UltraPixel 4-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- Nano SIM
- HTC Boomsound
- HTC Dot View case with Cortana integration
The HTC One with Windows is priced at $99 with 2-year contract.
For those who can’t yet their hangs on the new phone, here is great 3D rendering model of the phone that HTC published at Sketchfab.