The rumors have been swirling since July, but now it's official: A Windows 8.1-powered HTC One is coming for Verizon customers starting at noon today.

HTC just made the official announcement this morning at a press event. This video from Verizon Wireless gives some more details, including a peek at what Live Tiles will look like on the M8's big, beautiful screen. The Windows One will be Verizon-exclusive, available starting at noon today for $100 with contract, $29 a month if you prefer to finance. That's not bad!

The Windows One will bring all the same hardware as its Android-powered littermate, including that nifty Dot View case. It'll also run Cortana, Windows Phone's built-in voice assistant.

We loved the M8 when it came out running Android earlier this year. With those blazing-fast guts and that beautiful aluminum body, we're hoping it'll be just as great running Windows. [Verizon]