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HTC One M8 for Windows

HTC One M8 for Windows
News from Engadget:

The above picture isn’t Photoshopped — what you’re seeing really is the HTC One M8 for Windows (Phone), and it’s available today as a Verizon exclusive. Thanks to Microsoft’s latest update, it’s now possible for manufacturers to slap the third-place smartphone OS onto existing hardware (replacing Android), and HTC is the first mainstream phone maker to take advantage of the opportunity. Spoiler alert: The hardware of the Windows Phone-equipped One M8 is completely identical to that of the Android version launched earlier this year, aside from gratuitous Verizon and Microsoft logos. What makes this new variant so special is on the software side.

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HTC unveils Windows version of flagship One phone
News from Boston Globe:

NEW YORK — HTC Corp. has launched a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside.

HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One, as well as other Android phones.

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‘‘By no means does this indicate we’re moving away from Android,’’ 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.

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 midrange device, he said, ‘‘would completely be overshadowed by the competition.’’

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