HTC made headlines when it announced that it would be selling a version of its flagship, the One M8, with Windows Phone 8.1. Well, that phone is now set to be launched on T-Mobile.
T-Mobile has said that the phone will go on sale this fall, although an exact date has not yet been announced. Pricing has also not yet been announced. However, Verizon sells the device for $100 on contract or $600 off contract.
"The rumors are true. HTC One M8 for Windows is coming this fall," T-Mobile said via Twitter.
The HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 was announced on Aug. 19. As far as hardware goes, the device is exactly the same as its Android brother. Windows Phone 8.1 includes features like Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, Live Tiles and so on.
Many were worried that the HTC One M8 would not be released on any carriers apart from Verizon after Verizon promoted it as an exclusive. Apparently, Verizon's exclusivity with the device was timed.
Three of the four big carriers in the U.S. now have or will have the device, with Sprint being the only carrier to have not made any announcements. AT&T, like T-Mobile, has announced that it will carry the device, but it has not released any information related to pricing or a specific released date.
The device is HTC's flagship, and includes a 5-inch 1080p display, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and a HTC UltraPixel camera.
T-Mobile has had a very busy couple of weeks, announcing a number of groundbreaking price changes that have effectively started a price war with other large carriers in the U.S. It announced on Monday that it would be offering its Simple Starter Plan with 2 GB of data, four times the 500 MB that it offered before, for only $5 extra.
News that Deutsche Telecom would entertain an offer to sell the carrier also surfaced on Thursday, as long as the offer valued T-Mobile at $35 per share or more. T-Mobile also announced on Wednesday that it would be expanding its Music Freedom program, allowing customers to stream music without taking away from their data allotments.
While there has not yet been any announcement concerning whether or not Sprint will get the HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1, because of the fact that the Android phone reached all four of the big carriers, there is a good chance that the Windows Phone version will do the same.