HTC just announced the HTC One (M8) for Windows, a brand new Windows Phone device that offers the same hardware as the HTC One (M8), but with Microsoft’s operating system on-board. It launches today at noon EST on Verizon Wireless online, and you can pick it up in stores starting tomorrow.
The phone offers the same elegant metal design, Duo camera setup with a depth sensor for adding a bokeh effect to your photos, BoomSound front-facing speakers and even BlinkFeed. Sense 6 obviously isn’t included, but the BlinkFeed experience is similar, allowing you to add custom news sources, social networks and more, and it’s all available just a tap away from your home screen.
Additionally, the phone runs the very latest Windows Phone 8.1.1 operating system, which means you have access to Cortana, the brand new notification center, Wi-Fi Sense, Data Sense, Battery Sense and more. The One (M8) for Windows even supports HTC’s Dot View case, which is super popular among Android users and provides quick access to notifications at the tap of a finger, without having to open the case at all.
The HTC One (M8) for Windows is priced at $99.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract for a limited time, though customers can also opt to pick it up with Verizon Edge for $29.99 per month starting tomorrow. Microsoft Stores will also sell the device with a free Dot View case.