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  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:22:42 PM
    I agree with Jason Mackenzie, the HTC One M8 is the best Android smartphone from a design aspect
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:23:13 PM
    And as we had hoped it looks like the announcement today is the stylish M8 with Windows Phone OS.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:23:32 PM
    The HTC One M8 for Windows is the official name.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:24:05 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:24:07 PM
    Mackenzie: "HTC One M8 for Windows, it's the first time a smartphone manufacturer has launched an iconic device in multiple Operating system without making any compromises."
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:24:07 PM
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:24:20 PM
    It continues HTC's trend of long product names - remember the HTC EVO 4G LTE?
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:24:55 PM
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  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:25:36 PM
    Dual camera, video highlights, and the speakers, it's all the same hardware but has WP. Mackenzie says the company has combined the best Android phone with Windows Phone.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:25:45 PM
    Verizon's network has lagged in the Windows Phone department.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:25:57 PM
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:26:34 PM
    The HTC One M8 for Windows will run Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the Cortana voice assistant.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:26:46 PM
    Darren Laybourn from Microsoft says that the company redesigned the software so that it was worthy of the best hardware out there.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:27:25 PM

    Joking around with Cortana, asking her what she's wearing...

  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:27:39 PM
    Laybourn is demonstrating the Contano voice assistant. A little back and forth banter between Laybourn and his device.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:27:49 PM
    The Windows model is also compatible with that cool Dot View case we saw with the original M8.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:28:24 PM
    "What we've been able to do is take best of Windows phone and best of HTC hardware, but [it] wouldn't matter without a great network," Laybourn said.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:28:59 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:29:59 PM
    Jeff Dietel from Verizon has taken the stage here and he touts Verizon's great network, including the latest RoutMetrics report that puts Verizon at the top of the heap.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:30:03 PM
    NFL Mobile app is preloaded on the HTC One M8 for Windows.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:30:44 PM
    The NFL app will be included in this device, giving customers live access to NFL games.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:31:22 PM
    The M8 will be available for $99 on Verizon and available at noon online and tomorrow in retail outlets. Those who want to finance will spend $29 a month for the device.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:32:02 PM
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  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:32:13 PM
    How will the HTC One M8 for Windows compete with Verizon's other Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia Icon?
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:32:34 PM
    Mackenzie is back. "Great for us to be here announcing a premium device." He also calls the $99 pricing a bonus.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:33:08 PM
    The Icon has a 20-megapixel camera, compared to HTC's gimmicky "duo-camera" and "ultrapixel" technology.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:33:35 PM
    Mackenzie invites journalists and bloggers to check out their devices and is giving away review units of the device including an Xbox-inspired case.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:34:36 PM
    Mackenzie is getting some questions but the handlers are trying to move him along. I have to run to interview him really quick and Dan G will take over from here.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:35:01 PM
    HTC wouldn't clarify whether the HTC One M8 for Windows will be available overseas.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:35:24 PM
    As of now, the device is a Verizon Wireless exclusive and only available in the United States.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:37:10 PM
    And that's a wrap. Thanks for joining us today. Be sure to check back for our hands-on impressions.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:39:36 PM
    So, what do you guys think?
  • Derilyct 8/19/2014 2:39:49 PM
    I like the Icon but I feel like there is more in this phone. Too bad about the camera.
  • Dennis 8/19/2014 2:39:57 PM
    Would love to see a feature-by-feature comparison with Lumia Icon. Especialy the camera. I'm thinking the M* will win.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:40:13 PM
    I think you'll get that feature by feature comparison from us later today, Dennis. :-)
  • Chan4k 8/19/2014 2:40:22 PM
    Nothing attractive....Consumers gonna get confusion between same phone has dual OS
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:41:17 PM
    Scott Stein got to see this phone under embargo last week -- here are his first impressions:
  • Dennis 8/19/2014 2:45:43 PM
    When doing the comparision please check out the audio quality on video recordings. The Lumia shines there.
  • GregMG 8/19/2014 2:45:48 PM
    I hope HTC doesn't KEEP this being a big red exclusive. IF they wanted this phone to succeed, they should try to get it in front of as many customers as possible. ESPECIALLY Sprint, who hasn't had a decent Windows Phone in YEARS! Carrier exclusivity sucks.
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