In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago, HTC released a Windows-Phone version of its One M8 flagship phone.
The phone is sold exclusively through Verizon, at a promotional price of $100 through Verizon's website. "The phone will be preloaded with Verizonís NFL Mobile, allowing free streaming of games, and will support Verizon Messages via Wi-Fi. Users can also pay $29.99 per month to buy the phone through Verizonís Edge service," wrote PC World's Mark Hachman (Aug. 19). "Windows Phoneís recent update will support HTCís Dot View cover, as well."
Hachman said HTC didn't disclose how long it took to transition the device's hardware to Windows Phone, or the cost involved. Microsoft certainly helped though.
"Porting existing hardware to Windows Phone would seem a simple, relatively inexpensive way to grow the Windows Phone ecosystem," he wrote. "At this point, the One (M8) for Windows is an experiment, but a very interesting one."
The Verge's Dan Seifert pointed out you can get the Android M8 in a variety of colors, but the Windows model only comes in graphite gray (shown above). He says the Windows M8 "could be a compelling option for a select number of people interested in Windows Phone but looking for something other than Nokiaís offerings."