HTC One M9 for Windows? HTC reportedly working closely with Microsoft on Windows 10

HTC One M9 for Windows? HTC reportedly working closely with Microsoft on Windows 10
Remember the HTC One M8 for Windows? Yep, it's name says it all – it's a One M8 with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform, not Google's Android, loaded on it. As it turns out, we may very well see HTC repeat that move with the One M9 and Windows 10, though there's no guarantee the company won't go for a lower-end device this time around.

According to a report from Windows Central, HTC CFO and President of Global Sales, Chialing Chan, spoke to the crowd at the company's One M9+ launch event in India, claiming that HTC is working closely with Microsoft and is keeping track of how the latter's new operating system "shapes up and where it fits in the HTC lineup." As mentioned, and seeing as how Microsoft has mostly been successful in the ultra low cost segment, it wouldn't surprise us if HTC has something a tad less flagship-y in mind this time around.

For HTC to continue its partnership with Microsoft is not surprising – the company has been one of the very earliest adopters of Windows Phone (and the versions before it), and has consistently released products for what is objectively the underdog platform among the majors. Whether Windows 10 can and will change the mobile OS' title of such remains to be seen.


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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)
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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10 Comments

1. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Day 579: Still no sign of a Lumia flagship coming any time soon. But we got a M9 coming to Windows Phone so we got that coming which is nice. But seriously, I'm eager to learn about MS own flagships for this year...

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Hope it will available worldwide and US-only again....

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Less than a year at this point not 579...most likely end of summer we will see a device.

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Yes! We need different flagships to go along with the Lumia coming in the fall. And the M9 would be a pretty awesome phone to add to the lineup

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Still waiting for the Lumia 940...

5. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Or a 1530 with a Stylus N-Trig (Since MS bought that company)

7. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Waitting for deeper discounts for the M8 for Windows... M9 does not impress me too much.

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

3 phones should come with Windows 10 1020 successor 930 successor and 1520 one.

9. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

...? and the others...?

11. vanquished

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

I can answer your question of whether windows 10 will change the underdog title for Windows Phone. - It will not. I've never seen a more mismanaged product than Windows Phone, it's like Microsoft wants Windows Phone to fail, buy nokia so they stop making high end devices, and give all your exclusive apps to android and iphone so there isnt a reason to switch to windows phone. I've been a longtime windows phone supporter (and windows mobile before it) but they're really p*ssing me off now. My Lumia 1020 is old, way older than I've ever kept a phone before, there is no viable upgrade to the 1020 which is ridiculous, maybe the M8 but I'm not about to put down money on a phone that's already a year old... Get with the program Microsoft, I got 6 of my friends and family to switch to Windows Phone, I can't defend the platform any longer with the absence of a flagship device, not to mention the apparently shrinking app ecosystem. How the hell could you lose BOFA?

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