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Rumor: HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 in the pipeline

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HTC-One-M8-Windows-PhoneTime and time again, both HTC and Samsung have stressed their commitment to Windows Phone, though not as strong as the dedication shown to Android, is still there. Yet we’re not seeing it.

Pop quiz: name one high-end WP designed by HTC or Samsung. Exactly. But what if the former was to roll out a spin-off of its recently released One (M8) with virtually the same design, identical internals and Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android 4.4 KitKat?

Sounds like a waste of time and resources, since Android is so much more popular than Windows Phone, however for the latter platform, it could be a major notoriety boost. Just be quick about it, HTC, because in a few months, with LG’s G3, Nexus 6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 probably out, nobody’s going to be interested in an underwhelming Full HD, 2 GB RAM-packing, UltraPixel cam-touting M8.

Unless the rumored Windows-running HTC flagship will come boasting a host of hardware tweaks. For starters, a RAM boost, to 3 gigs, would be awfully nice. Oh, and forget the UltraPixel hogwash. Give us megapixels, a lot of them. Maybe a Snapdragon 805 chip too?

Guess everything’s possible, but remember, this is mere gossip at the moment. Based on the word of fairly reliable “insiders”, yet unsubstantiated gossip nevertheless.

Via [WP Dang]

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