Windows Phone 8.1 version of HTC One (M8) spotted in Europe

Windows Phone 8.1 version of HTC One (M8) spotted in Europe
Expected to be released in the US by Verizon Wireless, the Windows Phone 8.1 variant of HTC’s One (M8) - allegedly called One (M8) for Windows - was recently spotted on the website of Dutch mobile operator Telfort.

While the unannounced handset doesn’t yet have a webpage of its own, Telfort is showing it on it home page, where the One (M8) for Windows is flanked by an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S4. The image is really small, but the Windows Phone 8.1 interface is clearly visible anyway.

Initially known as HTC W8, the One (M8) for Windows looks almost identical to the Android-based One (M8). Its specs are most likely similar, including a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, BoomSound speakers, quad-core Snadpragon 801 processor, and a 4 MP UltraPixel Duo camera on the back.

The presence of the One (M8) for Windows on Telfort’s website suggests that the smartphone will be available in Europe at some point. HTC is getting ready to host a press event on August 19, and we’re expecting the new Windows Phone handset to be officially announced then.

source: Telfort via WP Central

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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)



1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This one should sell like hotcakes, it did well on the polls :-)

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Proof will be in the pudding so to speak. I personally bet it turns out lumpy.

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Lol, you Greek troll......

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Not everything has to be Android. Be happy for choice.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

He had the happy face on. :-)

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, but not many people will be buying a phone with 0 camera appeal when that is literally one of the biggest differentiating factors. I mean Lumia phones have the same hardware as the M8, good design, and a 10x better camera. If you really need those front facing speakers then maybe, but otherwise they are wasting their time and the time of their workers.

15. Javi805

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Umm, what kind of Samsung phone is that on the right side? Because it looks like a concept from the internet.

33. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

The explanation is simple: a greater percentage of people who like Windows Phone clicked to read this article, and even though there are probably more people who would answer Android, they chose to not read this due to lack of interest.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Isn't that the phone that.... Nevermind. I don't wanna upset anyone.

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I dont think It will sell much as hoped.

10. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

It will be selling like crazy to those who would be buying them.

11. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Just call it the HTC (W8)

16. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Its called the W8 aka HTC one up.

26. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Should've been called HTC One Down instead, since WP can be considered as a downgrade from Android.

31. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That depends on the perspective , others myself see it as an upgrade from Android OS, all about choice and if it has VoLTE over M8 its considered an upgrade.

12. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

4MP camera with copycat technology? No thanks. Nokia Lumia 930 rocks the boat. You will get the best camera in market.

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

This pathetic mentality of nokia fanboys (pretending wp fans) is the reason why other OEMs would never make sales and money in WP.

32. edhill86

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

better than the 1020? the 930 may have a better camera, but the m8 has a better battery life, and sound, but it will be nice to just have a windows phone that doesn't look like every other lumia handset

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Somehow the UI doesn't match the beauty of One.

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The beauty of the UI changed the whole industry from an aesthetics point of view . If any OS is worthy it would be WP it set the Flat UI trend.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Keep faking yourself. Windows maybe the first to implement flat, but it is ugly and childish.

19. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

HTC sense 6 has a nice interface but it seems the most childish to me

21. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Then you must get your eyes checked. WP, touchwiz and LG UI are the benchmarks of childish UI.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

because icons are so 'business' like. Widgets? Sure, but not always my cup of tea. I much prefer the 8.1 update1 than my note 3. I already loved the OS before this update and loving it even more. The fluidness of the folders is lovely. I would say for 99% of the people, wp 'power' is all they would ever need. Want is a different story though. It is hard to uproot a fan base that see's their OS as the second coming and harp on anything non-google. I for one, am glad I have a choice, soon when my jump hits, the note 3 will be out the door. I thought about the flex, but with a MS rep telling me to wait, I will try that (they got to Feb to wow me out of my 925).

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Honestly.. All of the new OS's look AMAZING!... WP8.1, Android L, iOS8, BB10!!. They all look very nice, and not one is bad looking... I really don't understand why anyone would down on one, or the other... ............ 4 very advanced smartphone platforms... Take your pick!!

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22730; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed! All of the OS's, especially with the updates on each recently, look great! I much rather have four or more OS's to choose from than one or two. CHOICE is always the best choice.

29. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I agree 1000% +1 to u.

22. dimas

Posts: 3435; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"ugly and childish." Thought you were talking about touchwiz, lenovo, and UIs of other cheap android phones but hey, this is internet so everyone can say what's on their mind.

23. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Don't mind StraightEdge or any other fandroids on this site. They don't have minds.

30. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Every one has their own preference and liking . But that doesn't make other choices bad or ugly

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