The Windows 8 mobile platform has been picking up speed lately, though it still has a long way to go before it reaches Android and iOS, HTC unveiled the HTC One (M8) for Windows this morning for consumers hoping to combine their prefered platform with one of HTC’s latest devices.
The phone will run on Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, Verizon Wireless is the exclusive launch partner for the HTC One (M8) for Window and will be available starting today at 9am Pacific (12pm Eastern) through Verizon Wireless online and in stores tomorrow.
“The HTC One (M8) for Windows is true to the flagship product’s award-winning design and unique experience while also taking the best of what Windows Phone has to offer,” said Darren Laybourn, corporate vice president of engineering for Microsoft. “We succeeded in offering customers the best of both our worlds with this phone.”
Customers in the U.S. will be the first to get the new device, running with the Windows Phone 8.1 Update, which will also feature Cortana, Live Folders, Action Center, and other Microsoft improvements released this year.
“Consumers love the HTC One (M8) and today’s introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences hungry for choice in their mobile experience,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas. “HTC fills a gap in the market for unique devices that put a premium on form and function. Microsoft shares our vision, and that’s why we committed to bringing the Windows Phone platform to the HTC One (M8).”
The HTC One (M8) for Windows is available beginning at noon EDT today, exclusively through Verizon Wireless online for a promotional price of $99.99 with a new two-year contract for a limited time or $29.99 per month on Verizon Edge, and available in stores tomorrow. Additionally, Microsoft Stores will sell the device with Verizon Wireless service and a special offer for a free HTC Dot View Case and screen protector for $25. The retro styling of HTC Dot View, HTC’s intuitive and eye-catching case that shows calls and alerts through a protective shell, is available as an accessory for the HTC One (M8) for Windows.
You can read more about the specific features offered from the HTC One M8 on the official HTC website below.
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