Verizon Wireless Customers Can Choose Favourite Mobile OS, including Windows 8.1 via its HTC One (M8) Offer

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Choose Favourite Mobile OS, including Windows 8.1 via its HTC One (M8) Offer Image Credit: Verizon Wireless

At the promotional price of USD99.99, smartphone users who fancy using the Windows Operating System (OS) for their smartphones can take advantage of Verizon Wireless' offer on HTC One (M8) smartphones available now in its stores across US. The 'exclusive' offer by Verizon comes with a two-year contract.

According to Verizon Wireless, the company is offering the popular HTC One (M8) model on the Windows Phone 8.1, with the entire range of features provided on the Windows OS including Cortana, the personal digital assistant, equivalent to Apple's Siri, which will be assisting users on their phone navigation, applications and services via reminders, voice instructions and notifications. 

The main specifications of the HTC One (M8) are as follows:


Windows Phone 8.1 Update


5-inch super LCD3 1080p HD Display


Duo Camera: Primary Ultrapixel™ camera and secondary depth-information camera.

5-megapixel front-facing camera


32 GB internal storage (formatted capacity is less) and supports up to a 128GB microSD card (sold separately)

More Everything customers receive 25GB cloud storage on Verizon Cloud at no additional charge



In its statement, Verizon Wireless said that apart from giving their subscribers the choice of having the Windows OS, the HTC One M(8) powered by Windows Phone 8.1 comes with the Action Center, which enables users to view and manage their notifications effectively, the Live Tile background images customization feature and a selection of more than 300,000 apps on the Windows Store. In addition, Verizon Wireless' MORE Everything subscribers who activate or upgrade to a new smartphone with at least 1 GB of data will get an extra 1 GB of bonus data per month for up to 24 months, as long as that smartphone remains active on the MORE Everything plan, added Verizon Wireless.             

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