One of the worst-kept secrets in recent smartphone history has been confirmed this morning, with a Windows Phone version of the generally excellent HTC One M8 officially announced.
We’ve known that the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 was coming for a while now. HTC’s just formally announced the Windows Phone version, dubbed the HTC One M8 for Windows. I see what you did there, HTC. Sneaky. Little changes in the specifications race with the Windows version of the M8, right down to the inclusion of HTC’s Zoe software and the Dot View case.
In the States, it’ll launch with Verizon as a $99 phone, bearing in mind that US prices are always with contract. No word yet on Australian availability, but I’ve asked HTC’s local representatives for comment.
I’ll be fascinated to see how well the HTC One M8 for Windows does, if only because it’s taking on Nokia/Microsoft Devices in the premium Windows Phone arena, and that’s still quite a niche space. Competition is a good thing, and I’m a big fan of the Android version of the M8.
Would the jump to Windows Phone entice you to buy an M8?