HTC One (M8) for Windows launched

Following various leaks and rumours HTC has now officially launched its HTC One (M8) for Windows smartphone. The firm trumpeted “Award-winning design meets Windows Live Tiles,” explaining the appeal of the device to those who may not be able to fathom it for themselves. Obviously if you have been admiring the HTC One industrial design from the Windows Phone camp and didn’t want to get dirty fingers playing with the Android mobile OS then your dream has come true!

HTC M8 Windows Phone

HTC M8 Windows Phone

HTC says that the One’s design is “unlike any other Windows phone,” with its uni-body wraparound aluminium ‘gunmetal grey’ frame. The chassis features all the HTC hardware features that might appeal to Windows Phone fans from afar such as an ultrapixel camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch Full-HD screen, front facing stereo speakers, as well as the aforementioned aluminium build.

HTC M8 Windows Phone with Cortana

HTC M8 Windows Phone with Cortana

All the above hardware goodness is complemented by Microsoft’s mobile OS niceties such as the live tiles, great maps and navigation, close Windows integration with mobile Office and the best mobile personal assistant – Cortana. Also HTC have supplied the HTC Blinkfeed app for Windows pre-installed.

HTC M8 Windows Phone uses the HTC Ultrapixel camera

HTC M8 Windows Phone uses the HTC Ultrapixel camera

The HTC One (M8) for Windows specs are as follows:

  • Screen: 5.0-inch, Full HD 1080p
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3 GHz, quad-core CPU
  • Memory: Ram 2GB, Storage: 32GB + microSD
  • Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel™ camera , BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, f/2.0, 28mm lens, HTC ImageChip 2. 1080p Full HD video recording, Secondary camera: capture depth information plus a 5MP BSI, HDR selfie camera
  • Connectivity: LTE, 3G, 2G, NFC, Bluetooth 4, Wi-Fi IR
  • Weight: 160g
  • Size: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

The HTC One for Windows is available from today in the US on the Verizon network and it is expected to arrive in Europe shortly. Is this the best Windows Phone now available?

 

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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