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The last we heard of a new flagship Windows Phone from HTC was way back in March, just shortly after the launch of their Android flagship, the HTC One (M8). The rumor mill has been relatively quiet about the upcoming device, until today that is, when new information from Engadget has surfaced pointing to a release in a few months' time.
While the codename for the Windows Phone-powered HTC One M8 is the HTC W8, the handset has been tentatively named the "One (M8) for Windows". It's expected to be largely the same as the Android flagship on a hardware-front, packing a similar design, a fully-functional Duo Camera, and BoomSound speakers. Voice over LTE should also be a feature for high-quality phone calls.
Although not confirmed, if the One (M8) for Windows does end up being identical to the Android model, it'll also pack a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and 2,600 mAh battery under its aluminium unibody. The 5.0-inch 1080p Super LCD 3 panel on the handset will be great for displaying Windows Phone 8.1.
Engadget's sources believe the One (M8) for Windows will be hitting Verizon sometime during the third quarter of 2014, no later than the end of September. There's no word on whether the device will be exclusive to Verizon, or if it will be released internationally, at this stage.