HTC HAS ANNOUNCED the long-rumoured HTC One M8 for Windows, a version of its flagship One M8 kitted out with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 software.
As leaks had suggested, the HTC One for Windows retains the high-end metal body of its Android predecessor, along with the same 5in 1080x1920 resolution Super LCD3 display and quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip.
With specifications identical to those of its Android-powered sibling, you can also expect to find the same Ultrapixel camera on its rear - a dual-sensor camera module with two 4MP snappers. There's also the same 5MP camera on the front of the handset.
HTC's terribly named HTC One M8 for Windows also comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB built-in storage, a microSD card slot, LTE support and a 2,600mAh battery, which HTC claims will offer up to 14 hours of talk time. Support for HTC's interactive Dot View Case is also included, as is HTC's Boomsound speaker technology.
The only difference between the HTC One M8 for Windows and, er, the HTC One M8, is the software, with HTC's newer smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system.
Blinkfeed remains intact, although unlike on its predecessor it doesn't arrive in the form of a home screen, and instead lands as a Live Tile. HTC has also provided the handset with a TV remote application, and looks to rival Nokia with its own HTC Camera app.
The HTC One for Windows will be a Verizon exclusive in the US, priced at $99 on a two-year contract, and will go on sale from today.
There is no word as to whether the handset will be released in the UK. µ