Senior Product Manager at HTC talks Windows Phone 8 and the new HTC 8X and 8S -
HTC is tied up right in the middle of the mobile platform battle. For the most past, HTC is committed to the Android ecosystem, but with Windows Phone 8 set to debut in less than a month, HTC plans to reclaim part of the market in which it was the dominant player for the better part of a decade.
So what makes Windows Phone 8 so special and why should consumers care about the new HTC 8X and HTC 8S? HTC’s Larry Meadows got a change to talk with Anthony Rutter, Senior Product Manager at HTC, to see what he thought of the new platform.
The main points from the conversation centered around new Live Tile customization options in Windows Phone 8, the front-facing camera on the HTC 8X which features a wide-angle f/2.0 lens paired with a 2 megapixel sensor and an application ecosystem which still needs some work in order to better compete with the massive library of app which are available on iOS and Android.
Personally, I’m very excited for the HTC 8X (though I wish it came in two-tone color options like the HTC 8S) simply because the Windows Phone 8 platform has finally allowed HTC to produce a phone with specifications and components which are on par with those we see on Android devices. On paper, Windows Phone 8 still loses out to Android, but we’re willing to overlook that if HTC’s new devices deliver a fresh take on what a Windows Phone device should feel like. The rest is up to developers to make sure they deliver great applications for us to use.
Source: HTC Blog