HTC and Microsoft are making history today with the debut of the HTC One M8 for Windows, making it the first time an iconic flagship device is offered on multiple operating systems – Android and now Windows.
“Consumers love the HTC One M8 and today’s introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences hungry for choice in their mobile experience,” said Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC Americas.
This new smartphone combines the stunning, award-winning design and experiences of the HTC One M8 with the latest Windows Phone software on America’s largest and most reliable network.
The HTC One M8 for Windows is unmistakably the One, offering the same premium design unique experiences that are standard in the HTC One M8, including HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound, Duo Camera with UltraPixel technology, a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera and support for the HTC Dot View case.
Under the hood is Windows Phone 8.1 Update, which incorporates a host of meaningful innovations including Cortana, Action Center, Apps Corner, and Live Tiles. Cortana, Windows’ truly personal digital assistant, makes her HTC debut in this phone. Adept at searching for sushi and setting calendar appointments, Cortana also offers the ability to proactively warn you when it’s time to leave for your next appointment or remind you to pick up milk on the way home.
“The HTC One M8 for Windows is true to the flagship product’s award-winning design and unique experience while also taking the best of what Windows Phone has to offer,” said Darren Laybourn, corporate Vice President of Engineering for Microsoft. “We succeeded in offering customers the best of both our worlds with this phone.”
The HTC One M8 for Windows is also covered by HTC Advantage, which provides the industry’s only free cracked screen replacement offer, along with a commitment to support timely software updates.
The HTC One M8 for Windows is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless. Online sales began today, and in-store starting tomorrow.