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HTC unveils Windows Phone 8X

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Sep 2012 13:35 User comments (7)

HTC unveils Windows Phone 8X HTC has used their press event in NYC today to unveil two new devices, including the Windows Phone 8X flagship.
The new smartphone comes in an array of colors, will be powered by Windows Phone 8 and cost $199.99 with contract.

HTC has added a rectangular shape just like Nokia's Lumia line, as well as a 4.3-inch 1280x720 Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2.

Under the hood is a fast 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. The 8MP rear camera has a backside illuminated sensor (BSI), LED flash, and HTC's own discrete imaging processor.

Additionally, HTC says "for the first time, we are introducing a 2.1MP, 88 ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that captures more people at once and also supports 1080p video capture." Beats Audio technology is built in, thanks to an exclusive agreement.

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be available beginning in November through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile in the U.S.

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7 user comments

119.9.2012 13:38

Sounds like a pretty decent phone... Like the colour options too.


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219.9.2012 14:10

Have they gimped them by refusing to include a micro SD card slot & giving it a sealed battery?

They are the 2 prime reasons why the HTC One X was left out of the reckoning last time I bought.

321.9.2012 6:15

Originally posted by Interestx:
Have they gimped them by refusing to include a micro SD card slot & giving it a sealed battery?

They are the 2 prime reasons why the HTC One X was left out of the reckoning last time I bought.
Are we just talking about HTC phones, or Apple phones here? Because I don't seem to remember an SD card slot in my iPhone 4S, or a removable battery... yet that doesn't seem to stop people buying those in the millions. So are you saying that iPhones are equally gimped?

421.9.2012 8:43

Originally posted by LeeC22:
Originally posted by Interestx:
Have they gimped them by refusing to include a micro SD card slot & giving it a sealed battery?

They are the 2 prime reasons why the HTC One X was left out of the reckoning last time I bought.
Are we just talking about HTC phones, or Apple phones here? Because I don't seem to remember an SD card slot in my iPhone 4S, or a removable battery... yet that doesn't seem to stop people buying those in the millions. So are you saying that iPhones are equally gimped?
possibly, but looks like he's really saying he didn't buy an iphone either

521.9.2012 8:47

Get real.
If you ever need to change your battery you must have a really crappy phone.

621.9.2012 10:25

Originally posted by robertmro:
Get real.
If you ever need to change your battery you must have a really crappy phone.
Spoken like a true nut case. Some people keep their phones for years. There may come a time where they need to buy a larger capacity battery. Or they just want more capacity on a newer phone.

This is superman

723.9.2012 0:50

Choosing not to buy a phone without a card slot and changeable battery is simply a choice. It doesn't matter the quality of the phone. Some people just expect more from their devices than others do. I for one agree with Interestx. I won't buy a phone that doesn't have both of those features. To me there is no excuse not to have them. I just got a Samsung GS3 and took the card out of my old HTC Incredible and put it right in. All the music and photos I had on it are now instantly on my new phone without any need to do a backup or transfer to my pc or upload to any kind of cloud service.

I think these Windows Phones might be interesting devices and if I could get one for a decent price without needing add it to my cell plan, I wouldn't mind trying one out for a while. I would however wait until I found one that had removable battery and a card slot.

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