Windows Phone 8X by HTC now available from AT&T
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC has finally arrived! OK, that didn’t feel right; we know that Microsoft and HTC have teamed up to market this device as the official Windows Phone 8 handset, but from now on we’re simply going to refer to it as the HTC 8X. Moving on…
If you’ve been waiting patiently for Windows Phone 8 and the HTC 8X, you can now purchase the phone directly from AT&T. The price of the California Blue and Limelight HTC 8X with 8GB of storage starts at $99.99 with a two-year contract. If you’re looking for a little more room to store your media, the California Blue 16GB HTC 8X is priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract. The off-contract pricing of the 8GB and 16GB HTC 8X is set at $449.99 and $549.99 respectively.
For those of you not familiar with the HTC 8X’s specs, the device sports a Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 1280×720 super LCD 2 display with a 341ppi density, optical lamination and Gorilla Glass. The device also features 1GB of RAM, NFC, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFI a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz) and a 1,800 mAh battery. The HTC 8X has been blessed with the same camera hardware, software and HTC ImageChip as the HTC One X and One S. It features an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, BSI sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and 28mm lens. The device is able to capture video in 1080p and has a dedicated camera button. Like most other HTC devices, the HTC 8X features support for Beats Audio. But HTC has taken its recent fetish with audio a bit further this time. The HTC 8X has been equipped with a dedicated amplifier which produces incredibly crisp and robust audio which can be enjoyed through headphone and the speakerphone on the back of the device.
How many of you are willing to set your Android powered HTC phone aside to see what the HTC 8X and Windows Phone 8 are capable of?