It's almost the middle of 2014, and Taiwan's best known handset maker HTC has so far been on a roll. The company's first flagship handset for 2014-the M8- has managed to achieve a cult status. And what's more, the success of the M8 even helped the firm to return to profitability.
Surely it wasn't easy, but HTC confidently set aside its administrative problems in favor of strong lineup of devices. After the grand success of the One (M8), HTC aims to launch a slew of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets. Although HTC is yet to share its future plans, but if reports are anything to go by, there's a full possibility to see the arrival of the W8 phone on August 19.
According to a report by WPcentral, HTC has started sending invites to an event reportedly taking place on August 19 in New York. The street is already abuzz with rumors surrounding the launch of HTC One (M8) Windows Phone 8.1 version sometime next month.
In fact it was reported that all Microsoft store in the US might stock the new flagship WP8.1 device on August 21. Now, it seems that there could be a possible event to be held on August 19, followed by retail availability two days later. Reportedly, Verizon will be the sole network provider agreed to sell a Windows Phone 8.1 version of the HTC One (M8).
Dubbed as "HTC One (M8) for Windows," the new premium metal bodied phone is expected look similar to its massively popular Android counterpart. The handset would sport a 5-inch FHD display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board memory, a microSD card slot, duo-camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The upcoming device will retain HTC's acclaimed BoomSound frontal dual speakers. The handset may support 4G LTE connectivity as well.
Right now, there's no concrete evidence available on its official release date or price. A Windows version of the HTC One (M8) is surely on the cards. But at the same time, it is widely believe that HTC could use the same event to launch the new J Butterfly high-end handset. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!