HTC One M8 Windows Phone edition shows up at Verizon

HTC One M8 Windows Phone edition shows up at Verizon
We've been tracking the supposed Windows Phone edition of HTC's One M8 flagship for a while now, and last week marked the tipping point: that phone really seems real. But while renders are easy to falsify, today's leak is somewhat conclusive: the WP version of the One M8 is coming through Verizon, and it's coming soon.

Courtesy of a reader of ours, what you're looking at is likely a full-sized promotional poster for use throughout Big Red's birck & mortars. According to our tipster, that one just arrived at his particular location, and he was specifically told to hold off putting it up. Our colleagues at WPCentral have also been tipped off with an image of the same poster, just from a different angle, which actually allows us to read the punch line and it goes like this "Built to inspire envy". Pretty confident there, HTC, but probably for a good reason.

More as we get it, folks!

Thanks for the tip, Anonymous!

source: WPCentral

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One (M8) for Windows
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



17. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

A flagship running on Android and the other on Windows Phone...Brace yourselves..Comparisons are coming

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

If you use the phone every minute, then every phone lasts 4-5 hours....

15. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Meh I'm currently using GS5 and battery life is 8 hours of nonstop web browsing and almost 10 hours of video playing.

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Better life than i get out of our GS5 here at work. It is a test phone lasts about 6hrs. No music or video just alot of usage. Not many background apps than the standard. Personally i think its the crappy charger they decide to use.

11. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

I'm considering to purchase Lumia 930. I read some reviews and most of them say Lumia 930's battery only last 4-5 hours which is really bad performance. Any of you guys have Lumia 930 or ICON? Do Nokia bring updates to solve this battery draining issues? If not, I better wait this HTC One M8 Windows phone.

14. Hashed unregistered

That's why I'm considering the L1520.

16. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014 Lumia 1520's screen cracked for no reason, confirmed by many users. I really want to try my 1st Windows phone. But WP has very few phones to choose. :(

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Wait for this One M8 with WP. Trust me, it's gonna be one beast of a phone. Or if you want a better camera, there's always the Lumia 930 or 1520.

20. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

L830 seems to be very tempting, if leaks will be true it will be best phone for everyday usage - big enough, great camera, great durability, stable OS. Only concern is about battery but I guess You can't have it all. I suggest You to wait for it, unless you prefer >5 inch

19. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I think the One M8 with Windows will have better battery life due to a larger battery and a slightly newer processor. Perhaps your best bet is to wait for the One M8 with WP, and then compare with Lumia flagships and make your decision.

10. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The 930 is an upgrade for the Lumia 920

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I really like the M8 and I actually love Windows Phone even though the app gap makes me have to change my usage patterns just to deal with its shortcomings. However I don't think I can pay more than $100 for a Windows Phone without feeling like I've been ripped off. I sold my Lumia 521 and am going to be ordering up a Lumia 635 tonight or tomorrow. Like I said I love Windows Phone, but who in their right mind would spend that much on a Windows Phone?

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

someone who likes the ui better then apples prefers simplicity and doesn't care about certain apps or someone who gets free as a business phone :/ different products fit different consumers i guess

8. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

If you don't have that strong of a preference to either operating system it'd be pretty hard to convince someone to spend $100 more on the wp version. Honestly with the article that came out the other day about sales reps not really pushing windows phone to customers and HTCs s**tty marketing, I'm not sure this phone is gonna sell well.

22. cybertec69

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

You mean, doesn't care about real relevant apps, like Google maps, Google search, real YouTube, and the list goes on and on, Waze the only real navigation app stopped it's development for WP. Without Google services the WP platform is DOA.

24. lorenzattractor unregistered

Those are relevant apps to you, not to everyone else.

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

lol that's such a biased comment full of crap the devices i've used for testing were a lumia 800 and a note 3 and the abandoned 3 year old lumia 800 with nokia maps was just as convenient as Google maps if not more capable mind you they windows 8 version has improved alot since google search although is better then bing i couldn't care less as long as i get what i'm looking for real youtube please explain more can i not watch comment like add videos to playlist does the official tag matter so much now ?

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I would, actually I already did last year when I bought the Lumia 920.....

6. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

That 920 is going on 2years old, wondering if they will even update it.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

They did, btw Microsoft has 36 months update policy....

9. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I think he's talking hardware wise.

1. Busyboy unregistered

So the leaks were wrong. As this phone is literally a m8 with Windows on it. The leaks showed the speakers positioned a bit differently.

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Who cares about the speakers.....

12. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Its not about the speakers, its about being or not the same phone...

23. lorenzattractor unregistered

The speaker placement was a mistake on Verizon's render. If you look at the image on Verizon's page for the Android version you'll see it has the bottom speaker on the wrong place as well.

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