HTC Windows Phone 8S, one of the two new phones launched by HTC
HTC released two Windows 8 smartphones at the Taiwanese company’s much awaited event in New York yesterday. HTC Windows Phone 8X and HTC Windows Phone 8S were unveiled at the recently concluded HTC event. Both the smartphones will be available in 50 different territories through 150 different cellular providers. The devices are scheduled to be released in November.
The phones are a result of the collaboration of Microsoft and the Taiwanese company. The HTC Windows Phone 8X is powered by a 1.5GHz processor and comprises of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, the Adreno 225 GPU coupled with 1GB of RAM. HTC 8X has a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display and a Gorilla Glass 2 treatment apart from special anti-glare lamination.
The device comes with an 8 mega-pixel camera with a HTC ImageChip and Beats Audio sound, a feature resident to HTC Android phones. The second Windows 8 phone introduced by HTC also has the same specifications but with a minor hint of difference in the screen size and camera resolution of the smartphone.
Scott Croyle, HTC’s vice-president of design said, “When you hold them and see them for the first time, you’ll recognize that you’ve never seen something like this before.” The two companies, Microsoft and HTC joined efforts in order to simplify things as explained by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The two phones will ship in three different colours, Atlantic Blue, Domino, and High-Rise Grey. The official carriers of the phone were named as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, though the price of the devices has not been disclosed yet.
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