HTC One M8 for Windows is available, on sale for realsies this time

one m8 for windows

At some point between November 9th and today, T-Mobile decided to quietly release the HTC One M8 for Windows. Again.

But this time, for real. I hope.

Just 10 days ago, the device quietly landed on the T-Mobile online store, and looked like it was available for sale. But, someone – it seems – pushed the button too soon. We were told soon afterwards that it wasn’t actually available to buy.

Fast forward to today, and the Windows Phone 8 equipped HTC One is now showing the “Buy Now” button again. So let’s hope this time it’s not an accidental page activation. If you’re wanting what is undoubtedly the best Windows Phone ever made, I can’t think of anything better than picking up a One M8 from T-Mobile.

Head on over to T-Mobile’s Underground site to find out more.

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  • Mark

    Has anyone heard anything about a next-gen Android HTC flagship? Or does it sound like they’re going to stick with the “no flagships” tactic?

    • Cam Bunton

      I think they’re sticking with what they said a year or so back: Fewer phones, better quality. We’ll probably have to wait 4-5 months for the sequel to the HTC One M8.

      • John Masters

        I’d settle for compact version, running either OS.

        • Xabi Neuer

          iOS, wtf? Never.

        • Sean

          I think he was referring to Android and Windows Phone…

        • John Masters

          Yes…OS, as in operating system…Android/Windows.

        • Mike Palomba

          iOS is great. So is windows phone. I don’t care for android though

      • tomarone

        the ‘desire eye’ on AT&T is mid-range and there is a ‘one eye’ it’s getting confusing!

  • TheVorlon

    I’m sure they’ll sell DOZENS!

    • william43

      Lola, let’s hope more then that. I need another Windows Phone flagship next year so I can use my Jump plan

  • Enchiladas Valdez

    First some background: I’ve used unlocked AT&T Windows phones since Sept. 2012. First a Lumia 900 then 820.
    I wouldn’t really say that it is the best windows phone.. I spent quite a while trying to convince myself that this is the phone for me. Visited the Microsoft store a number of times and could never fall in love with the M8 for Windows. It was crazy to me that a flagship Windows Phone lacked so many features that I love! But then I realized what I had fallen in love with was Lumia phones, and not specifically Windows Phone. Dedicated camera button, Glance, and the numerous Lumia specific available settings (not to mention qi charging). Microsoft may have opened a door to expand the Windows Phone OS, but kept all the goodies to themselves.
    But maybe it is a good idea? Perhaps it will make Android users accidentally pick up a Windows Phone and like it!

    • Jsun

      I agree with how you felt with Lumia and not specifically Windows phone, but at the same time, I wouldn’t want a Lumia without Windows. In the meantime, I picked up a note 4 and couldn’t be happier. I’ll jump on another Lumia once they release a successor to 1020 for tmobile.

    • Whiskers

      For me it’s the opposite , I have the 925 and can’t stand the annoying square edge design most Nokia phones have and worthless rear mounted speaker.
      Glance is nice to have but it’s not a deal breaker for me , but I will say Nokia has the better camera .
      So I’m ready for the M8 with windows just to have a phone with the OS I like the most but with more modern specs and quality build .

  • Ryan

    I’ve been eyeing this one actually. Need to sell my 925 first though. Should’ve got jump :/

    • william43

      You should join jump.

  • Alex Zapata

    No band 2 LTE = no deal.

    • hit_the_lights

      dude STFU

      • Alex Zapata

        Cool story bro

        • hit_the_lights

          yup 16 likes on my comment vs a putrid 3 on yours so yea i say I did something right.

    • hit_the_lights

      dude STFU

    • You meant Band 12 LTE. And that is not the real dealbreaker here. The dealbreaker is the lack of 1700 and 2100 MHz compatibility.

      • Alex Zapata

        Not band 12, although that would be nice. A lot of places I frequent are getting upgraded to LTE on band 2. I do think it’s annoying that the only usable LTE band on the phone is AWS because my Lumia 925 has bands 2/4/5/17. Maybe I should just get a nexus 6 -_-

  • phenom

    That title.. leaves something to be desired. This sounds like an application that HTC developed that will run on my Windows computer. I subsitituted Windows Phone, and Android and it still doesn’t make sense.

  • skywalkr2

    Definitely interested in going to the store and playing with this phone and Nexus 6. Hopefully they get demos in.

  • ted

    I would love to trade in my HTC One M8 that runs on Android for the Windows version of this phone.

  • Cornelius Hardy

    I went to the store to pick one of for my wife and hopefully play with one first. As usual, no one knew anything about it. The first rep I talked to didn’t even know what a Windows Phone was. She was like oh the new nexus? I walked the store to look for it myself. It’s only available online. You won’t get to play with one. We had to go to Microsoft store to test out the Verizon version. My wife is ready to get rid of her note 2 for windows phone but having had to do all of this just to get a phone, we left the mall with nothing. I took a photo of the windows phone section. All of the iPhone and android phones are on one wall. Windows phones are hidden with accessories. I’m sure 9 out of 10 people that walk in never see it. Going to wait until it becomes available in store.

    • william43

      They’re only selling it online a rep told me. Get the phone and if you don’t like it return it.

    • Whiskers

      Go to a Verizon or AT&T store and play with one if you have doubts about it.
      Then if everything is a green light just go online and buy it.
      They are now starting to ship them out so it won’t take that long and you will have it.
      I jumped off my N925 to this phone and it’s being shipped asap.

  • Greg Brandenburgh

    Incredible attitude at my local San Francisco store. They said they will never carry it in their store (at 3rd and Market). Ordered it fro the 800 number…

    • skywalkr2

      Do the stores decide what they will carry? That seems unlikely.

      • william43

        Sounds like corporate does

    • william43

      Same in Tampa. I was informed that “Windows Phone do not sell well, the M8 will be online only.” Who can blame them? Why buy 500,000 units to send to stores when you can just order 1k-2k at a time for online orders….I wouldn’t be surprised if they were having HTC drop ship lol. I’m just glad they put effort into getting a Windows flagship.

      • IamDefiler

        The three stores in Tampa and the one in St. Pete I’ve been to always have WPs unplugged. I wonder why they never sell? /s

  • Greg Brandenburgh

    It depends on who you talk to. Everybody at T Mobile has a different narrative on when and how things get stocked in the brick and mortar stores

  • Groovshooter

    The phone doesn’t include Wi-Fi calling. So not only is tmo not placing in stores. They also felt no need to live up to Uncarrier 7.

    • IamDefiler

      Where did you see this?

      • Groovshooter

        I have a One M8 for Windows. Got it last Friday. It does not have Wifi calling. Tmo support has no clue about how to help. As for the Uncarrier thing, Tmo committed in their own press release to support wifi calling on all future smart phones. The future is now and it is not supported. I have not seen any acknowledgement from Tmo on this anywhere. Pretty frustrating.

        • IamDefiler

          Crap. That’s not good. I also saw the Nexus 6 has the same issue with a software update next year to resolve the issue. Hopefully the M8FWP will get the same treatment.

        • william43

          I’ve had wi-fi calling my Nokia 925 and haven’t been impressed. I just JUMP to the M8 and that’s not a feature I will miss.

        • Groovshooter

          I just got off the phone with Tmo. They are no saying an over-the-air update will resolve this in 2015. No timeline. I am not impressed with the ongoing terrible support for WP. I know its not the hottest selling device but as a paying customer it is starting to feel like an insult how little Tmo cares about my experience. Its like they want to force me to use Apple or Samsung. ARG!