Rumors hint at a Windows Phone powered HTC One (M8) in the works
Yesterday, HTC introduced to the world its new Android-powered flagship device, HTC One (M8). If you liked last year’s HTC One, odds are that you will love the new one as well. Much like last year, rumors that the Taiwanese giant will release a Windows Phone powered counterpart to its Android-flagship device have resurfaced on the web.
But why should we care? The simple answer is, HTC One (M8) is arguably the best Android phone one could buy right now. Certainly, from design and build standpoints, no other Android-powered flagship smartphone comes near it. HTC One (M8) is incredibly well made, and its rich technical specifications will awe you, no matter what operating system you prefer.
With a 5-inch super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, and a pixel density of 441 ppi, the metallic body of the phone looks simply incredible. The phone comes with a new and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. It sports Duo 4MP camera and runs on a 2600 mAh battery.
And then, you turn it on. The phone has the ‘double tap to wake’ feature. In addition, it also supports various finger gestures – right, left and down to wake the screen up. If you use the left gesture, you reach the company’s RSS app BlinkFeed, whereas the right gesture lands you on the homescreen. The down gesture directly takes you to the phone dialer. In fact, you can directly switch on the camera as well. The power key can finally fancy some vacation.
As much we would like to see this phone run the Windows Phone operating system, there’s no concrete evidence which ensures the unison of HTC’s flagship device and Microsoft’s phone operating system. According to an anonymous source, however, WPDang has hinted the possibility.
The HTC and Windows Phone collaboration isn’t a new thing either. We already have HTC 8X and 8S. Last month at the Mobile World Congress, Microsoft announced that it would be teaming up with 9 more mobile partners to expand its Windows Phone portfolio. HTC was included in the list. Meanwhile, the president of HTC Jason Mackenzie recently hinted that HTC is planning to produce Windows Phone-powered smartphones later this year.
Would you buy an HTC One (M8) running Windows Phone on it? I will, for sure.
Also, here’s a fun fact for you, no other mobile manufacturer has made Android powered phones longer than HTC. Fancy that.Further reading: HTC One, Windows Phone