If you’re a loyal Windows Phone user who’s been ogling the Android version of the HTC One M8, your time has come. HTC released the smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 through Verizon and AT&T is readying a model for its customers. The HTC One M8 has a sleek metal unibody and solid performance, which snagged it an Editor’s Choice award in our recent review. Obviously, we loved the phone with Android, but we’re pleased to see it available with Windows Phone, too. The more, the merrier.
HTC One M8 with Windows Phone for Verizon
The HTC One M8 has been getting lots of love for its HTC One Duo Camera. The camera’s low megapixel count doesn’t prevent it from taking excellent photos, even in low light. Another feature, HTC BlinkFeed, appeared in the Android version and is present in the Windows Phone model too – it’s built into the Live Tile layout. The phone also includes an Action Center to give you quick access to notifications and messages and the like. And, of course, the phone has Cortana, Microsoft’s rival to Siri, for appointment setting, reminders, and other tasks. The Verizon model is the first Windows Phone to use Verizon Messages for syncing messages on multiple devices.
The HTC One M8 with Windows Phone is available from Verizon today for $99.99 (with a two-year contract, of course) or $29.99 per month on Verizon Edge. AT&T announced today that it will carry the phone, but hasn’t settled on pricing or a specific launch date yet.