Relax Verizon, it’s only a temporary exclusive: AT&T to carry HTC One M8 for Windows too
Earlier today, Microsoft, Verizon, and HTC took the wraps off the brand new HTC One M8 for Windows, a new smartphone powered by Windows Phone 8.1 Update. At the time of the announcement, it was revealed that this device would be exclusive to Verizon. That is no longer the case.
“AT&T confirmed it will add the new HTC One (M8) for Windows to its leading portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Further details on pricing and availability will be announced at a later date,” AT&T stated in an official blog post.
The HTC One M8 for Windows (the brand name purposely leaves out the word “Phone”) features a sleek design, a 5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC and 2GB of RAM on board. There’s 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card support of up to 128GB. No word on how much the device will cost on AT&T and when the actual launch date will be.
This new smartphone was clearly intended to be launched exclusively on Verizon, but not meant to be an exclusive phone for the carrier. Hopefully it wont take too long for AT&T to have it in stock.
If you missed Verizon’s showcase of this new device, you can watch it below. If you are looking to purchase a new Windows Phone device on Verizon or AT&T, will this be your “next?”Further reading: HTC, Verizon, Windows Phone