If you want to be the first one to get your hands on the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Expansys will make it possible for you. The latest HTC smartphone running on latest Windows 8 is now available for pre-order in the US at a price of $629.99. The HTC Windows Phone 8X is off-contract and unlocked, which means it will be compatible with any GSM service provider, so you will be able to use your favorite features on any network without any problem.
Rumor has it that the Big Box retailer Best Buy will open pre-orders on the HTC Windows Phone 8X as soon as October 21st. If it is true, then it is a great news. Another piece of information we have not been able to confirm so far claims that the phone will arrive at T-Mobile on November 14th. AT&T and Verizon Wireless are also expected to offer the new HTC’s high-end Windows Phone 8 model sometime in November.
Learn more about the HTC Windows Phone 8X
At first glance, the HTC Windows Phone 8X resembled the Nokia Lumia 900 with its similar rectangular shape with the rounded, tapered edges. It features a 4.3-inch 720p HD Super LCD 2 display with a 720 x 1280 pixel density, which adds up to a great pixel density of 342 ppi. The screen is protected from any scrapes and scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
The HTC 8X is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 with an Adreno 225 GPU and packs 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage is of 16 GB and unfortunately there is no microSD slot so memory expansion is not an option
The Windows Phone 8X is equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, LED flash, F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens, and BSI sensor, which allows for better quality of photos taken in low light conditions. The camera is capable of recording 1080p videos and comes with dedicated HTC ImageChip. There is also a 2 megapixel camera on the front which is perfect for self-portraits and video chatting.
In terms of connectivity, the phone offers Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth version 3.1 and is also NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. Of course, the phone will come with the latest Windows 8 operating system.
One disappointing thing is a 1800 mAh battery, which may not have enough power to offer you all the features without recharging the phone during the day. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC comes in Red, Blue and Black.