As the very rumored name suggests, HTC’s “One M8 for Windows” will essentially be a carbon copy of the Android-running One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 loaded on the software side of things. At least that’s what we presumed ever since the first “W8” whispers were heard.
A press render showcasing the upcoming handheld’s face, which Verizon unintentionally exposed, seemed to confirm the speculation beyond the shadow of a doubt, and now we have a view of the rear to add further credibility to the story.
Also, a higher-res look at that mug, and yes, BlinkFeed is there, in Windows Phone-designed form, presumably. Back to, well, the device’s sexy back, I’m afraid Verizon’s logos are as prominent as always, and the controversial Duo Camera setup isn’t going anywhere. Dual LED flash and UltraPixel technology included.
Remember though, Big Red is believed to get merely stateside exclusivity, with an “international”, Europe-bound version also in store. The Verizon model should debut later this week, at which time we hope to hear something on old continent availability too. And pricing, albeit we see no reason why the M8 and “W8” would be separated.
Just to be clear, the One M8 for Windows likely features the following specs: 5-inch Full HD display, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB RAM, 2,600 mAh battery, 16/32 GB storage options, microSD support.