Microsoft and its partners continue to announce a series of smartphones powered by Windows Phone 8 OS. After Samsung ATIV and Nokia Lumia, this morning HTC announced a pair of Windows phone the HTC 8X and 8S. HTC and Microsoft relationship dated back to Windows Mobile days, where iOS and Android didn’t even exist. The Taiwanese company now is helping Redmond software giant to advance WP platform and at the same time helping itself to catch-up with Samsung for the smartphone business.

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The flagship 8X feature a dual-core 1.5 gigahertz, CPU with 1GB of RAM, weighs 130 grams, 16GB of internal memory plus microSD slot. The 4.3” screen has a 720-pixel HD resolution 8MP rear camera and 2.1-MP front-facing camera with wide angle. Both cameras are capable of 1080p video recording. The boby is made of polycarbonate with multiple bright colors.

The HTC Windows Phone 8S has a dual core 1GHZ CPU, 512MB of RAM and only a 5MP rear camera, with f2.8 aperture and a 35mm lens and 720p video recording. Internal storage is the same at 16GB. Expect it to be somewhat cheaper than the 8X.

Both phones come with Beats Audio for better sound production. the 8X and 8S will be available in the United States from Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile.

 

[Video courtesy of WindowsPhone Blog]

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