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HTC One Windows shows up on Verizon

News by Luke Jones on Saturday August 02, 2014.

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HTC One M8 Windows
HTC One M8 Windows

If you thought news we brought you earlier in this week about the HTC One M8 launching on Windows Phone was too good to be true, then you should see this. The image above is HTC's flagship handset with the Windows Phone 8 operating system running on it, and interestingly this image has been taken from Verizon's website.

We doubt that the biggest carrier in the United States engages in trolling, so as leaks go this is as close to the real deal official as you will get before confirmation. The URL reveals that the device is named the HTC One Windows, although there is no further information readily available on Verizon Wireless.

The HTC One M8 is one of the best smartphones available on the Android platform and its arrival on Windows will give consumers using that OS more flagship choice. Currently they are more or less limited to Microsoft's Nokia efforts, although some of them are admittedly fantastic. HTC has scheduled a press event for August 19, there is an outside chance it could be to roll out the Windows version of the One M8.

However, we do not think the company would have a bells and whistles event to launch a handset that already exists but is just changing platforms. That does not mean the Windows One is not coming of course, it is just more likely to be rolled out with a press release rather than a grand event. We only have to wait for a few weeks to see if we are right or wrong about that.

Whether it will be a Verizon exclusive in the US is also unknown, but we do know that the handset will likely have the same specs as its Android counterpart. That means there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2GB of RAM, a 1080p screen, and the 4 megapixel Ultra lens on the back along with dual camera. That hardware will make the HTC One Windows arguably the best performing smartphone on the platform, while it will probably be the best looking too. If the one does land on Windows, it will do so as a very big fish in a small pond.

source: PC World

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