Windows Phone 8 has become the talk of the consumer tech town over recent months, but rather than Nokia’s flagship Lumia 920 attracting the attention of the consumer, their hearts and minds en masse appear to belong to the HTC 8X.
Call it curiosity or a genuine desire to invest – either way the HTC 8X’s specs, features and release date are the hottest topic in the smartphone world today.
On paper, the specs and features boasted by the HTC 8X are certainly worthy of a little bragging. Under the hood lies a superfast 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, which is backed by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. Up front you’ll find a stunning 4.3-inch LCD 2 display panel, coated in Corning Gorilla Glass and packing in 1,280 by 720 pixels.
To the rear, an 8-megapixel camera sits proudly with a generous 1,800mAh battery behind the panel, all topped off with Beats by Dr. Dre audio technology.
Clearly having taken a leaf or three from the book of Nokia, the HTC 8X is also available in a range of very, very pretty colors.
With regard to taking one home, the HTC 8X release date has been confirmed for November 14th on the T-Mobile network, where the price will be $199 following a rebate of $50. Verizon Wireless on the other hand has promised that their red, black and blue versions of the HTC 8X will be on the shelves in time for Thanksgiving – again for the same $199 with a two-year service agreement.
Having already been confirmed by Microsoft as the official flag-bearer for Windows Phone 8, the HTC 8X certainly seems to have what it takes to head-off the Nokia Lumia 920 and shoot straight to the top of the table.