HTC Windows Phone 8X Preview:
September 22, 2012
HTC has introduced its first two Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The HTC Windows Phone 8X and the HTC Windows Phone 8S. These Windows Phones are expected to be released in the U.S. sometime this November. While Apps for Windows Phone aren't near the quantity of the current leading mobile platforms, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC offers smartphone users who prefer Windows an option to seamlessly integrate with their PC. The HTC Windows Phone 8X will be offered by T-Mobile on HSPA+42 network, Verizon and AT&T.
Windows Phone 8 is sure to catch on with its easy to use customizable Live Tiles. As more Windows Phones become available Apps for Windows Phone 8 need to be added to the Windows Phone Store (recently renamed from Windows Phone MarketPlace) in order to have a chance to gain market share. The HTC Windows Phone 8X is the more powerful of the two HTC Windows Phone 8 smartphones due this November. Both the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S have Beats Audio. Beats Audio provides an enhanced sound experience for all entertainment (movies, video clips, music and games). The two will be available in four attention grabbing colors allowing them to stand out from the competition.
The features of the HTC Windows Phone 8X start off with an 88 degree ultra-wide-angle 2.1 megapixel front facing camera that enables you to include more background and people in your photos with you in them. It also has an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, 28mm lens, LED flash, F2.0 aperture, BSI sensor, autofocus and 1080p video capture. The HTC ImageChip can be found powering the cameras. HTC ImageSense consists of several capabilities such as HTC Video Pic (take a pic while capturing video), zero shutter lag, continuous shooting, camera always in focus, HTC SmartFlash, clear sharp pictures in low light (F2.0 aperture lens and BSI sensor), HDR mode, Portrait mode, Group Portrait, video stabilization and slow motion video.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X features a 4.3-inch touchscreen that is made from Gorilla Glass 2. You can view your content in 720p HD resolution. Running on a Qualcommm S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, you'll get speed without lag for your apps and multitasking. GPS with GLONASS, G-Sensor, Proximity and Ambient light sensors, Digital Compass, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and 3.5mm stereo audio jack. The HTC Windows Phone 8X measures 5.21 in (H) x 2.60 in (W) x 0.39 in (D), weighs 4.5 ounces and is powered by a 1800 mAh Li-ion Polymer battery.
The HTC Windows Phone 8S measures 4.74 in (H) x 2.48 in (W) x 0.40 in (D), weighs 3.9 ounces, is powered by a 1700 mAh Li-ion Polymer battery and has 4-inch super LCD touchscreen. With the HTC Windows Phone 8S you get only a 5 megapixel rear facing camera with 720p video capture, F2.8 aperture, 35 mm lens, auto-focus and LED flash. It has 4GB internal memory, microSD card support, Qualcomm S4 1 GHz Dual-core processor and 512MB RAM. You can also connect with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and 3.5mm stereo audio jack.
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