HTC has unveiled the Windows version of HTC One M8 for $599 in the U.S.
The smartphone is available through U.S carrier Verizon at $99 with a two year contract.
The smartphone body is made of a single block of aluminium eliminating any gaps in the body.
The Windows version of the phone will sport the same features as the Android version.
HTC One M8 sports a 5 inch 1080p SLCD3 display and runs on 2.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 1 GB RAM.
The device boasts a 4 Ultra pixel depth sensing rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. It has an internal storage of 16GB / 32GB which can be extended to 128 GB via micro SD card.
The smartphone is juiced by 2600mAh non removable battery and it supports nano SIM cards.
- 5inch SLCD3 display
- 2.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 1080 x 1920 pixel
- 4 Ultra pixel camera
- Windows 8.1
- 2GB RAM
- 2600mAh battery
- 16GB/32GB internal memory
- Memory card slot
Commenting on the launch, HTC spokesman Jeff Gordon said, “HTC was the first company to release a phone using Google’s Android operating system back in 2008, but it now lags behind Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and other makers of Android phones despite critical acclaim for the HTC One.”
HTC was also the first to release a Windows Phone, in 2002, but it hasn’t had a new one since 2012 with the Windows Phone 8X. Gordon said HTC has been waiting until it had something strong enough to compete with Lumia phones from Nokia, a business Microsoft now owns. A mid-range device, he said, “would completely be overshadowed by the competition.”