Specs leak for the HTC One (M8) for Windows; don't expect any changes

Specs leak for the HTC One (M8) for Windows; don't expect any changes
On August 19th, HTC is expected to introduce the HTC One (M8) for Windows. If you like the design of the phone, but favor Microsoft's mobile OS over Android, here is your opportunity to get exactly what you want. The phone could be ready for purchase as soon as August 21st via Verizon. If you know the specs of the Android model, you know the specs of the Windows Phone 8.1 version.

The phone offers up a 5 inch, Super LCD3 screen, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The 1080 x 1920 resolution means that the display has a 441ppi pixel density. A quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 is under the hood, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage inside. Need more storage? A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available. The Duo camera set-up is here as well, with the 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera. A 2600mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is pre-installed. That means Cortana is supported on the phone, ready to make predictions for the next World Cup.

The phone basically is the same exact handset that has excited Android users for months. That means the stereo BoomSound speakers are here, and the handset supports the HTC Dot View case. And yes, it might seem redundant with Windows Phone, but BlinkFeed is still offered on the model. It will be interesting to see where Big Red prices the phone, since the Android version can be had for $99.99 with a two-year pact. The Windows Phone model could start at $199.99 under contract.

If you're thinking about purchasing the HTC One (M8) for Windows, you might want to see our review of the Android flavored edition by clicking on this link.


source: WPCentral

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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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70 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm sick of Android. Switching to WP or BB next unless something radical happens in 2 years. Don't get me wrong android is the best mobile OS right now, but I feel like I'm forced to use it. Dunno.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Just when things are getting quite interesting in Android with L, ART, 64-bit, Volta, new USB audio, etc? I get wanting some novelty and variety. But WP/BB are dull and dying platforms with nothing much going on. Even iOS 8 seems more interesting than WP/BB.

4. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I can understand BB. How can you say WP is dying with Microsoft's deeeeeeep pocket

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is quite alive, what, with all of the recent positive activity they've had lately.

39. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not to mention blackberry can use some Android stores like Amazon and others as well. Also if people really want tiles on the HTC One (M8), then they could just buy the Android version and install a WP launcher. Not to mention you would get a much larger ecosystem then WP's.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"I can understand BB. How can you say WP is dying with Microsoft's deeeeeeep pocket" Microsoft is a monopoly and has a lot of money, sure. But what are they doing with it? Spending it on "One Windows" or whatever they call it? How many people want to run Windows apps on their phones? Or phone apps on Windows? Not some giant number. Certainly customers are not clamoring for this. At least from what I see, there is actually no customer-centric innovation going on at Microsoft, i.e. they do things that may produce economies of scale for them, but produce no benefits for customers. Even though you'd think developing a new mobile OS would be fun, Windows Phone seems like a giant rock Microsoft is trying to push uphill. No one at Microsoft is motivated to work on it. The second Microsoft stops its billions of dollars a year of WP life support, the platform dies on the vine. Who wants to work on that? It has no future. Sooner or later the CFO says "no more".

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No. No no no. No? No!

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"A giant rock Microsoft is trying to push uphill"... Your line there make me think of Homer Simpson having to drag around the Rock of Shame. Google image search it. lol

57. clodderes

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Well, For one, I sincerely hope you're wrong with your prediction and analysis. I've been using WP for almost 2 years and like it so far, compare with Android or iOS. And also like the direction of the development of the OS. Hopefully with the new OEMs make a lot more WP phones, they can compete with Android especially at low end market. and increase its market share simultaneously. which will translate to better developer support. and we will have a bonafide 3rd platform.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Microsoft's deep pockets couldn't save the Zune, that thing is dead... and right now, it looks like the WP is on the fast track to Zunesville.

33. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That is the most perfect profile picture I've ever seen!

38. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

LOL, Thanks! I drew that on my first day of college some 14 years ago. I was waiting for my teacher to show up for my Illustrator class... they never did...

60. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're welcome... I just never seen anyone pic a profile picture that describes them self so well... That's really good artwork..

63. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wait a minute, should I be insulted? :P

58. clodderes

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

I think Zune is different with WP. after all iPod is almost dead right now. but Mobile Platform is the future. and at completely different scale. MS will be a fool if they abandon their effort to enter the mobile platform market. because desktop platform is indeed declining, and they will want to have share for future market. I can't see they abandon WP anytime soon, nor they can to afford to do that.

59. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I disagree with you but I don't feel like trolling today so that's cool, we shall wait and see what the future holds.

32. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Ignore that guy.. He is just trolling... We've already established that he has some kind of social issue..

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stay on topic, please. BlackBerry is not mentioned in this article.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I mentioned it in my post.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then we ALL should stay on topic. The mere mention of BlackBerry's name brings out the TROLLS en masse.

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"The mere mention of BlackBerry's name brings out the TROLLS en masse." You don't say.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, I DO SAY, Ox...

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Kinda true lol. But still I want to say what I think and plus my mention was a positive one.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

I actually didn't have a problem with your mention. It's others here that concern me.

34. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, you guys have to learn to ignore these trolls... You're making it more annoying for the rest of us!!!

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not an easy thing to do, as you well know, rodneye....I have often seen that even you still respond to the trolls when provoked. Sometimes, its just gotta be done.

61. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!.. No you haven't!!!.. I RARELY ever respond to them anymore... They leave me alone for the most part because they can't get their kicks with me... I put my foot down a long time ago, and PA is a much more peaceful place.. I suggests that you do the same.

18. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

But all these things doesn't bring anything new to user experience, only geeks are interested in it, I also get sick of android as it's only improving in numbers of cores and RAM but FOR ME feels very unintuitive and coarse. I prefer system which has less apps but is much more pleasant to use

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah I loved MeeGo. It almost literally had no apps lol but I loved the swiping gestures of the system. So pleasant to use.

27. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"FOR ME feels very unintuitive and coarse. I prefer system which has less apps but is much more pleasant to use" When I first got an Android phone, after using an iPhone, I felt a similar way. Things just didn't seem simple and easy. But after I got to know Android and changed a few things to be how I liked things to work, Android feels so very "right" to me. It's fast, fluid, and pleasant to use. Now when I use a friend's iPhone, I am shocked at how clunky it is to use, how primitive of a device it is. The iPhone works one way, how Apple thinks I should use a phone. The UI looks one way, how Apple thinks a phone UI should look (bright white apparently). Etc. It's not my phone, it's Apple's phone. Android is something different. There's a beauty to be found in it that cannot be found in the closed platforms of Apple, BB, and WP.

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