The HTC One (M8) for Windows, Moto X+1, and the "edgeless" Sharp AQUOS Crystal: Weekly news round-up

Weekly news round-up
As we always do on Mondays, we've put together all of last week's most interesting stories, just in case you've missed any of them. Let's start off with the new HTC One (M8) for Windows, which Verizon announced last Tuesday. As the name implies, it is a variant of the Android-based M8 smartphone, but with Windows Phone 8.1 loaded on it. That means you get the same jaw-dropping design, the same hardware configuration, and the same UltraPixel camera on the back, yet on a slightly different-flavored phone. Here's our hands-on for more info. 

Another phone worth being excited about is the Motorola Moto X+1. It isn't official yet, but rendered images allegedly depicting the smartphone leaked just a few days ago so we kind of know what it will possibly look like. And yes, those fancy wood finish back plates we know from the Moto X are going to be an option again. 

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal doesn't sport a wood finish design, but it can still make one raise an eyebrow with its "edgeless" construction. Thanks to its pretty much non-existing side and top bezels, the phone has the width and height of a typical 4.5-inch Android handset even though it packs a 5-inch display. Interested? Well, Sprint is the carrier that will be offering this outstanding device.

For more of last week's most interesting stories, check out the slideshow below.

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