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Sep 21 2012   1:15PM GMT

Meet the “Windows Phone 8X” and “8S” by HTC

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Wow where did these come from? A couple days ago the media went crazy at the HTC Launch event for the new Windows Phone 8X and 8S, the vibe I am getting is that these phone will be very cool. Steve Ballmer was in attendance and said that the Windows Phone 8X will be the “Flagship” device for the Windows Phone 8 Launch. I am so tempted to get one for myself… maybe HTC will send me one to review 😉

Here are the specifications.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC Windows Phone 8S by HTC
More specifications and details on the 8X include:

  • 341 ppi (1280×720 pixels) Super LCD 2 with Gorilla Glass
  • Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 16GB storage and 1GB RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperature lens
  • 1,800 mAh battery capacity
  • Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, NFC
  • Beats Audio support


More specifications and details on the 8S include:

  • 4 inch (800×480 pixels) Super LCD with Gorilla Glass
  • Qualcomm S4 1 GHz processor
  • 4GB storage (yes, seems crazy to me too) and 512MB RAM
  • microSD card expansion
  • 1,700 mAh battery capacity
  • Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
  • Beats Audio support


Check out this video, not much on the OS itself, apparently Microsoft will be running an ad campaign soon, but you at least get to see  the phones themselves.

Release dates are looking to be around early November. Verizon and AT&T have already signed up in the US, that means Rogers in Canada will be getting it for sure. What do you think of the phone?

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