HTC 8X and 8S launched with Windows Phone 8

HTC's first two Windows Phone 8 handsets have finally been revealed, and these are the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S. The HTC 8X is the company's latest flagship smartphone, featuring LTE, a 4.3-inch 720p HD touchscreen display, an 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, and 1GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the HTC 8S comes with a 4-inch screen, 512MB RAM, and a 1GHz dual-core processor. Both phones will be available in different color options and have Beats audio integration.

What Else You Need To Know

  • The official press release states that the both the HTC 8X and 8S will be available starting November through more than 150 carriers over 50 countries.
  • With this recent announcement, HTC takes a stab at Nokia which also announced two new Windows Phone 8 handsets recently.

Other sources

While the veil of mystery surrounding this latest tech industry collaboration may have just lifted, you'll still have to wait a bit before it heads to retail. After all, Microsoft's planning its own WP8 coming out party for late October. - Joseph Volpe, Engadget  
The HTC Windows Phone 8S mirrors the company’s One-series strategy with a high-end and mid-range smartphone, and it seems to be a decent phone on its own. - Jonathan S. Geller, BGR  
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