HTC unveils two Windows Phone 8 devices at NYC press conference

HTC announces the Windows Phone 8S and 8X at a press conference in New York City today.

@tracehagan
Published Wed, Sep 19 2012 2:02 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

Windows Phone 8 (and Windows 8) are nearing every day. Companies have started detailing their launch plans for devices running the new Windows Phone 8 operating system. HTC is the latest to join this group and today has announced two devices running Microsoft's latest mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S.

HTC unveils two Windows Phone 8 devices at NYC press conference | TweakTown.com

The first, the Windows Phone 8X (seen above), is the better device between the two. It's specifications aren't exactly ridiculous like some of the Android phones of late, but it will certainly be able to compete with other Windows Phone 8 devices. The main specifications provided by HTC are:

  • Windows Phone 8 operating system
  • Three-dimensional, uni-body style based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles
  • 4.3" touch screen with HD 720p (1280 x 720) resolution
  • Beats Audio with 3.5mm jack and speaker
  • 2.1MP front-facing camera with an 88-degree wide angle lens and 8MP rear camera with BSI sensor and f/2.0 lens

The other device announced today, the Windows Phone 8S (seen below), comes with lower specifications and likely a cheaper price tag. It's key features are:

  • Windows Phone 8 operating system
  • Three-dimensional, uni-body style based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles Tiles
  • 4" WVGA touch screen (800 x 480)
  • Beats Audio Integration
  • 5MP camera with f/2.8 aperture, 35mm lens, autofocus, LED flash, HTC ImageChip and 720pHD video recording
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These two devices will be available through 150+ carriers in 50+ countries. In the United States, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile will be getting the devices. General availability will be some time in November.

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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