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HTC Officially Unveils the Windows Phone 8X and 8S at Press Event

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    Just in case any of you guys are curious to see what some of the competition is up to, here's a new HTC Windows Phone story from our sister-site @http://www.windowsphoneforum.net. We have the official word now, and it looks like HTC is getting into the Windows Phone game in a big way. They just held a press event in New York, where they announced their two newest smartphones, and both of them are Windows devices. They are the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S. Here's the press release below with details,

    Source: WindowsPhoneForum.net
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    Not too shabby, but I could never live with those Live Tiles =p
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    Agreed.
    Phone itself looks good.
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    I can't believe they didn't announce an Android phone. I was sure hoping to see a 5" 1080p device.

    The 8X looks great and if I wanted to buy a Windows Phone 8 device I'd have a very hard time choosing between the 920 and the 8X but the 8S is poor...only a 480x800 display and it doesn't even have a front facing camera. At least it has a 28nm Snapdragon S4 but it's probably only clocked at 1GHz. I'm not sure what they were thinking there. I guess they're trying to squeeze battery life out of a battery that doesn't have a very high capacity.
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    I'm very interested in the WIndows phones but a few things kill it for me. I don't use social websites anymore. I don't live on XBOX Live or even use my 360 much anymore so that integration is useless for me. As for customization, I don't use themes on my S3 and usually stick to stock Android best I can. My S3 is stock, but I use NOVA launcher to get the AOSP feel. Too lazy to do the work on it. I'd like to have a phone for a couple weeks to use it, experience it and what not. The other problem is I'm very happy witn Android. ICS on my S3 and JB on my Nexus 7.
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    Hardware is spectacular!
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    can we root it and put Android on it? lol
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    I have to agree. I love the look of this phone, but the 920 isn't bad. I think the camera for the 920 will probably be the better camera by far from the samples shown. Of course real world usage probably won;t turn out quite as great but even if the consumer only sees 50% quality compared to the preview images, that would still be a big plus for taking pictures in darker environments.
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    Well, the thing is...it looks like a Nokia at a glance.
    I know Nokia isnt tripping about it. If anything they are calling it a tactical rebranding of Windows.
    They know that this phone isnt gonna touch their lineup but it looks pretty damn close.
    Just thinking out loud.
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    Where's the red one for the team red gangsters?
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    looks nice like the one x except with windows 8.
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    cali blue :p ... im not sure about the blue bar at the bottom.
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    I was sold on the Lumia 920, but I guess I'll have to play with them in the store to decide which one to get.
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    good for HTC. Last I heard, they were struggling in a big way financially. Hopefully this will help them regain some stability. It's a pretty sharp looking phone too, and I like the camera specs. I hope we see more effort in that department in the future from all mfrs