Verizon launched the HTC One M8 handset for Windows last week at an introductory price of $99.99 with a 2-year customer contract. Well, Amazon wants to sell you the very same phone cheaper and is doing so at just $49.99, obviously with a new agreement for 24 months.
If Verizon isn’t really your carrier of choice, the HTC One M8 for Windows will soon be available through AT&T and even T-Mobile wants to get on in the action, notes @upleaks. There’s word that Sprint will be getting the device at some point of time, but no exact release dates have been provided for any of the carriers.
The handset is basically a rebranded version of the Android powered One M8, but running on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. All of the features you’d find on the flagship model are also present here including the front-facing BoomSound speakers and the Duo Camera setup on the rear.
The phone even supports the Dot View smart case. With the Snapdragon 801 chip onboard, the One M8 is the fastest there is in the WP8.1 ecosystem and compared to the Android model, this version is said to deliver better battery life with the same 2600mAh power unit.
Here’s an overview of the specifications:
– OS: WP8.1.1
– Display: 5-inch 1080p LCD
– Processor: 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 128GB expandable
– Battery: 2600mAh
– Camera: UltraPixel rear, 5MP front
For now, only the gunmetal grey version of the HTC One M8 for Windows is being offered by Amazon at $49.99 or $599.99 without a contract, highlights WPCentral. You’ll also be able to pick up Verizon’s Android version at the same price.