HTC One (M8) with Windows Phone 8.1 announced by T-Mobile


T-Mobile today confirmed the rumors: the carrier will offer HTC’s One (M8) for Windows sometime soon - not long after the handset was released in the US by Verizon Wireless. According to T-Mobile, its One (M8) for Windows will be available to buy in time for the holidays. Pricing details haven’t been revealed, but it’s hard to believe that T-Mobile will ask more for the new handset than it does for the Android-based One (M8) - which has been available to buy since March.

Hardware-wise, the One (M8) for Windows is identical to the Android model. You get the same full-metal body, a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers, a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2600 mAh battery. A 4 MP UltraPixel camera sits on the back, while the front of the device houses a 5 MP camera. You can find out more about the smartphone by reading our HTC One (M8) for Windows review.

AT&T will also sell the One (M8) for Windows later this year. Sprint might do it, too, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet. All in all, it’s good to see a new high-end Windows Phone 8.1 handset that’s not a Lumia (sure enough, Lumias are great, but more options are always welcome).

source: T-Mobile (1), (2)

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One (M8) for Windows
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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33 Comments

1. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Hey PapaSmurf, you getting one?

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol no. Note 4 all day. M8 had reception issues that is definitely hard to ignore.

31. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That's odd. When I'm at school I can easily connect to the wifi using my m8 while my friends' ipad and iphone doesn't even have a smidgen hope of connecting to a hotspot.

33. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I have no recption issues with my M8 either smh

2. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Take note Microsoft Mobile, you want more WP marketshare in the USA, release a high end phone on more than one carrier!!

3. CaptainManlyMan

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 31, 2014

I'll be purchasing this on T-Mobile a few months after it hits the store. I've been really just wanting to experience Windows.

9. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Same...Ive been waiting for high end WP to hit T-Mobile.

18. james0923

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Me to YEAH BABY """

4. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

nicely done

5. torr310

Posts: 1655; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Need larger capacity of battery and better rear camera. I couldn't believe that it has been half year and HTC did not make any improvements for its M8.

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I outside of the camera I think it IS improved. Though the concept of improvements is subjective.

7. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Very nice. Will be tempted to buy this... Just don't think I am done with my Lumia yet. And this isn't the phablet I wanted to move on to. BUT ITS SO PRETTY! Might get it for a family member.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1949; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Count me in. I have a compact DSLR that is easily portable to make up for what the camera lacks. I'm going to miss my Lumia 1020 but the M8 is worth it in my eyes.

10. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Finally a decent phone from HTC with an OS, that's not a joke! Good job!

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well it is a joke. The joke is on you. While I would agree that it might be a right phone for a group of losers. The majority of people will just let it pass. It not available anywhere other than the state in T-Mobile. I see this as Microsoft last ditch effort to push WP before moving to something better. Xiaomi sales in india could give much better sales figures than all the WP sales combine, Enjoy. LOL!

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21998; Member since: May 28, 2014

Calling people losers because they enjoy using a certain OS only makes you look extremely immature. People should use what they like, PERIOD. They should not be subjected to being called "a group of losers" by someone who cares little or nothing about the platform. Who cares about Xiaomi sales in India? That has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the topic at hand. Stay on topic. Some of you people here on PA disgust me with the way you think that only the OS that you YOU use is the "be-all, end-all", and that everything else is not adequate enough. You all so ridiculous with that BS and nonsense.

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

So does calling a HTC one m8 a joke. Instant karma for wp8 fan. Besides all my points are valid. 1) A losing platform for losers. 2) WP sales is no where near just one of the Android OEM. Not to mention it as a whole. I told you guy before I will keep away from wp posting as long as you stop bringing Android into your wp posting.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21998; Member since: May 28, 2014

What? When have you ever seen me bring Android into any WP post? Are you high or drunk? You're immaturity is showing when you ADMIT that what you're doing makes you look immature. Some of you Android fans are becoming more and more anal with every post you make. Who cares about Android sales? I don't. Nothing of what you said is valid as it doesn't even come close to the topic at hand. WP users use the platform because they ENJOY IT, not because of sales. The only loser here is you if you have to resort to name calling.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am here to share my perspective from an Android user. 2% and dropping let compare statistics again in Dec.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21998; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sharing perspective is one thing. Calling people "losers" because of the OS they choose is something totally different. That not sharing perspective. That's TROLLING and being immature. Let's compare ABSOLUTELY NOTHING until you grow up and act like an adult.

25. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Android must be a loser platform cause its flatter UI is largely inspired by Windows Phone, the same goes for iOS no more Skeuomorphism its all WP esque flatness. Sales are not a reflection of quality, many things can affect the sales of a product from carriers and they employees playing favoritisms or a lack of promo etc. Don't be idiotic open your mind, less trolling. Id love to see GS6 running both WP and Android versions. same goes for flagships from LG, Sony etc, they shouldn't put all their eggs in one basket especially now that Microsoft has made the OS and lifted hardware requirements. Give it up for choice.

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Flat is graphic without texture. Meant for low end hardware which wp typically runs on. Flat is ugly. Android give me the choice to change it. WP is struck with ugly!

28. wilsong17 unregistered

You must be drunk fan boy I can change any color on my note 3... wdf wants to watch rectangular boxes all day

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21998; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see a high-end Windows Phone from ANY OEM coming to T-Mobile!

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Day one. Now I can't wait :)

13. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It's about time a good Windows Phone Device is being released for T-Mobile.

14. Eclectech

Posts: 349; Member since: May 01, 2013

I plan to own this on T-Mobile. In other news, my HTC One M8 for Android, on Sprint, is for sale.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Trade in when you get it. HTC is not a popular brand. I have problem selling HTC sensation XL back to the shop back in 2013. He say;" Take a good look at all my phones for sales, see any HTC there?"

19. james0923

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I'm so excited I cant wait to have in my hands

22. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Damn you Verizon and your damn timed exclusive deal. Now everyone out of America will have to wait until December... the earliest. Good luck HTC, even your fans will wait for the M9. :/

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