HTC launched One (M8) for Windows with Snapdragon 801 on Verizon Wireless
HTC has launched the Windows Phone 8.1-based variant of its HTC One (M8) flagship exclusively for US carrier Verizon Wireless. Called HTC One (M8) for Windows, it will be available starting Tuesday through for $99 with a two-year contract and $599 without one.
The HTC One M8 for Windows is running Windows Phone 8.1 with the developer preview of Update 1. That means it includes Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, a notification center and the Update 1 features like nested folders and consumer VPN support.
HTC spokesman Jeff Gordon said -
“By no means does this indicate we’re moving away from Android, HTC was the first company to release a phone using Google’s Android operating system back in 2008, but it now lags behind Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and other makers of Android phones despite critical acclaim for the HTC One.”
The HTC One M8 for Windows is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch FullHD display, and of course HTC’s specialties BoomSound and Ultrapixel camera. The M8 for Windows Phone runs on Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS that touts Cortana as well as many other improvements.