As has been expected for several weeks now, HTC made a big push back into Windows Phone today with the announcement of the HTC One M8 Windows. The new phone, available on Verizon in the United States and to other carriers later this year, is identical to the Android-based M8 and brings all the 5″ display goodness of that device to our favourite Little OS That Could.
Spec wise the HTC One W8 is identical to the M8. It is the same hardware and there has even been speculation that if you were able to bootstrap the phone you could load either Android or Windows Phone onto the device. The W8 features the same 5″ high resolution display as the M8, BOOM sound and even brings the Dot Case clock to the phone, something that is unique to the M8 until now.
The HTC One M8 Windows also brings new blood into Windows Phone and brings a device that is in every way on par with identical Android hardware. This is something that many in the Windows Phone community has felt is needed to give the platform a boost. Be careful what you wish for. Now the pressure is on us as a community, HTC and Verizon to see the M8 sell.
Here are the HTC One M8 Specifications
- A 5-inch LCD display at 1080p with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
- 2GB of DDR2 RAM
- The HTC UltraPixel camera is in the back, with a 4MP effective resolution. BSI sensor, 2-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture. Full 1080p video recording.
- The front-facing camera is a traditional 5MP shooter, f/2.0 with BSI sensor.
- 2,600 mAh battery, nonremovable
- Front-facing stereo speakers
The specs are great and this could prove to be a Windows Phone that grabs a lot of attention as people are already familiar with the Android version.
I asked last week if you would buy one and I’m still be interested in hearing your thoughts. Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on the M8 Windows. Will you buy one when it is available to you? Are you excited about it?