Well! After what’s seemed like an interminable wait, Microsoft’s freshly baked Windows Phone 8 devices are finally beginning to flood the US market. And if you happen to be a subscriber on lady Magenta, well then, mark today as the day you can claim the 8X or Lumia 810 as your own — the latter being a network exclusive.
The Nokia Lumia features a 4.3” OLED WVGA Clear Black display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 8GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, HSPA+ 42Mbps capable modem, 8 megapixel camera, 1.2 megapixel Skype HD certified front-facing camera, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transit, and Nokia music.
Value Plan : $99.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans.
Classic Plan: $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC features a 4.3″ 1280×720 Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, HSPA+ 42Mbps modem, 8 megapixel rear camera with HTC ImageChip technology, and 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera.
Value Plan : $149.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
Classic Plan: $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
Via : T-Mobile
HTC has sent out invitations for an event in New York City, which will take place next Tuesday, November 13. The Taiwanese manufacturer will show off its “latest collaboration” with Verizon Wireless.
Given the recent string of leaks, we can all but confirm that the device scheduled to break cover is the HTC DROID DNA. The upcoming smartphone appears to be a close relative of the Japan exclusive HTC J butterfly. It is bound to pack an eye-catching 5” Super LCD3 display with 1080p resolution and pixel density of 440ppi. Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro silicon, 16GB of built-in memory, microSD card, and Sense-d Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are also part of the device’s projected specs.
We are going to be live from the HTC event next week, so we’ll tell you all about the company’s latest creation.
HTC’s Windows Phone 8 devices the 8X and 8S have been priced in the UK and the more interesting of the two has even gone as far as pre-order stage on AT&T in the US.
We’ve heard about a beginning of November release but it’s only now that we get specific dates on the duo market availability.
UK retailer Clove has some information on the matter, pointing to a November 2 release date for the Windows Phone 8X and November 15 for the Windows Phone 8S.
So it’s a fair assumption we’ll see the two WP8 smartphones being globally rolled out around the same dates.
Quick round up on the devices specs :
The HTC Winows Phone 8X has a 4.3″ 720p S-LCD2 at the front, an S4 chipset with two Krait CPU cores, an 8 MP bright f/2.0 wide-angle shooter on the back and runs the latest version of the Microsoft mobile platform. Clove has the device priced £399.98.
The HTC Windows Phone 8S packs a less impressive specs sheet, featuring a 4″ WVGA screen, lower-clocked Krait-powered processor and 5 MP camera, but adds expandable storage to the mix. It costs £224.99 at Clove.