Following months of speculation, and weeks of leaks (hey, it rhymes), the HTC One M8 for Windows is official. Fans of Microsoft’s platform now have the choice of a brand new, shiny fresh flagship smartphone.

Well, officially it is called HTC One (M8) for Windows.

But HTC has finally unveiled this new high end handset, which is very much a clone of the popular Android powered HTC One (M8). This identical hardware circuitry makes it less than impressive in terms of the newest features, but it still makes for a very capable device.

Here are the HTC One (M8) for Windows specifications:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card support up to 128 GB
  • 5-inch Full HD, Super LCD3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Pixel density of 441ppi
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • HTC UltraPixel camera; 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Size: 146.36 mm x 70.6 mm x 9.35 mm
  • Weight: 160g

HTC has also included Boomsound speakers and the Dot View case, which comes with Cortana integration. Buyers also have the choice of a limited edition Xbox cover. Available in the US via Verizon, there company also plans to launch the device in Europe and other markets around the globe.

And here is the video that shows the smartphone in action:

Pricing starts at $99 with a two-year contract, but fans of HTC have very solid choice if they want to indulge in some Windows Phone goodness. Now that the smartphone is out, it will be interesting to see how the market reacts to this new flagship.

How will you react? Is this your next smartphone? Sound off in the comments.

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