There is a Live Tile shown for Blink Feed, and one for "TV" which would indicate that the IR Blaster will be offered on this version of the HTC One (M8). Other features from the Android version, like the Duo camera, the 5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution, and the 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera, will all be found on the Windows Phone 8.1 version of the phone. Because the phone will come out of the box with the GDR1 update pre-installed, the Dot View case will be sold as an accessory for the Windows Phone version.
HTC has sent out invitations for an event to be held in New York City on August 19th. There has been talk of an August 21st launch of the Verizon branded model, via the online Microsoft Stores. It does seem that all of the pieces are fitting into place for such a release.
HTC One (M8) for Windows press render leaks from Verizon's website
1. Press render of HTC One (M8) for Windows
2. Note the difference in the speaker grille placement with the Android version at left
3. HTC to hold event on August 19th
source: Verizon via PCMag, WPCentral