The HTC One (M8), previously available only for Android, is now available with the Windows Phone operating system. The HTC One (M8) for Windows, unveiled this week, is essentially the same phone launched this past March, revamped to run Windows Phone 8.1.
Powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor, the One (M8) for Windows boasts the same premium specs as its Android companion. Adorning the all-metal body is a 5-inch 1080p screen with an incredible 441ppi. The rear-facing Duo Camera, which uses larger “ultrapixels” in lieu of megapixels, allows you to refocus shots even after they’ve been taken.
The HTC One (M8) for Windows has, of course, been optimized to support the Windows OS. In keeping with the Windows Phone Live Tile interface, the device’s native news reader, BlinkFeed, has adopted the look of the user’s selected Windows Phone theme. Also, rather than the Android version’s left-swipe, BlinkFeed can be found through a dedicated app, offering users an opportunity to customize their experience.
Cortana also makes its way to the HTC One (M8). The always-on virtual assistant is accessible even when the phone’s case is closed, without the need to wake the device up.
HTC has a storied history with Windows Phone, as the manufacturer of the first ever Windows Phone, the HTC Trophy, as well as the first Windows 8 Phone, the HTC 8S — both powered by Snapdragon processors
The HTC One (M8) for Windows is available now through Verizon Wireless and is coming soon to AT&T.