HTC is the latest manufacturer to announce smartphones that use the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system, following recent launches by Samsung and Nokia. Described as ‘the first signature Windows Phones’, the Windows Phone 8X and 8S will be available from November with distribution already arranged in over 50 countries worldwide, including the UK.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC has a 4.3-inch screen protected by lightweight Gorilla Glass 2 and runs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, while the Windows Phone 8S has a 4-inch screen with Gorilla Glass and a 1.0GHz processor.
There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the rear of the HTC 8X and a 2.1-megapixel wide angle camera on the front. Both devices include enhanced sound with Beats Audio.
Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation, said “We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves. Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.”
[Windows Phone blog; HTC blog]