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[Updated] HTC Event in New York City

Today is the day, the 19th of August, today HTC will present the HTC M8 for Windows Phone at 10 AM in New York City. I wil keep this article up to date during the event but there appeared one more (maybe last) leak of the Windows Phone from HTC, it shows a Verizon Wireless store display somewhere in Virgina that will be put in place on Tuesday, according to a source from WPCentral.

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Source: WPCentral


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The Event is already over and I think the first most embarrassing thing is, that this device will be Verizon exclusive, and there was no comment so far if the device will be available on other carriers or globally in the near future.
The specs are exactly the same like the one of the HTC M8 with Android, we already knew that because there have been some leaks which have shown that.

Here is the full feature list of the HTC One M8 for Windows: (Source: WPCentral)

General

  • Size: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Display: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

CPU Speed

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU

Platform

  • Windows Phone 8.1.1 with Cortana
  • HTC BlinkFeed

Memory

  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of onboard storage
  • Expansion card slot support for microSD cars up to 128 GB

Network

LTE

  • 700 MHz / AWS (B13 / B4)

CDMA:

  • 1x/DO 800/1900 MHz
  • Quad UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100)
  • Quad GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900)

SIM

  • Nano SIM

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Barometer sensor

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
  • DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • Micro-USB 2.0
  • Microsoft Project My Screen
  • Miracast
  • Support consumer infrared remote control

Sound

  • HTC BoomSound
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers

Camera

Duo Camera

  • Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel camera, BSI sensor, pixel size 0.2 µm, sensor size 1/3″, f/2.0, 28 mm lens
  • HTC ImageChip 2
  • 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
  • Secondary camera: Capture depth information

Front camera

  • 5 MP, f/2.0, BSI sensor, wide angle lens, with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
  • Gallery with UFocus, Dimension Plus, Foregrounder

Multimedia

Audio support formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma
  • Recording: .acc

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), h.263, h.264
  • Recording: .mp4

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
  • Digitalis compass

Battery

  • Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Talk time: Up to 24 hours
  • Standby time: Up to 387 hours

AC Adapter

  • Voltage range/frequency: 100~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A


There will be one special feature which is HTC exclusive so far, the Dot View Covers which can interact with the phone. It will also be possible for App developers to make an App which also makes use of the Dot View Cover, details will follow when HTC tells more about it.

Dot View cases with Cortana integration

This will be the second Windows Phone which gets released with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 / Update 1, so also the Live Folder Feature will be available.


The HTC M8 is immediately available online at Verizon if you can wait a bit, you can also go to the store tomorrow and buy it there for 99$.

Verizon has already uploaded a Video on YouTube which showcases the new Features of the HTC M8 for Windows.



Here are some first Hands On pictures with the HTC One M8 for Windows from WPCentral

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What do you think of the new HTC M8 for Windows, let me know in comments.

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