HTC hawks fresh WinPho smartphones
Pieces of 8
HTC today unveiled its first Windows Phone 8 handsets, the 8X and 8S.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X packs a 4.3in, 1280 x 800 display protected by the extra-tough Corning Gorilla Glass 2. There's a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor under the hood, with 1GB of Ram, 16GB of storage, NFC and Beats Audio.
A major highlight is the handset's wide 2.1Mp front-facing camera, which will capture up to four people in a frame and supports 1080p video. An 8Mp snapper can be found on the rear.
Meanwhile, the HTC Windows Phone 8S drops specs down to a 4in display protected by the original Gorilla Glass, a 1GHz dual-core S4 chip, 512MB of Ram, 4GB of storage and a 5Mp camera.
Both handsets go on sale in November. Prices have yet to be announced. ®
Re: Death of HTC
"...they took their eye of Android and wasted their engineering resources on the failed Windows Phone..."
HTC have been producing windows phones for what, 15 years? If anything, they took their eye off Windows and wasted their engineering resources on Android. And that's when their share price started to drop.
Why would HTC want to put Android on their Windows Phones? They already make Android phones. All this "Windows Phone sucks!" drivel is becoming increasingly ridiculous in the face of the barrage of evidence to the contrary. MS will be revealing some really game-changing WP8 features next month and you will be forced to chow your own words.
So have HTC nicked Nokia's idea of massively colourful handsets? I presume the Lumia phones outsold HTC and Samsung's WinPho 7 stuff, so HTC have decided to try colour, and see if that was the reason..
I must say, I am tempted by a phone in insane yellow. But then when I was asked what colour contact lenses I wanted when I was 4 years old, my answer was bright yellow. You'll be unsurprised to know that I actually got blue...
I use my phone for business. It'll end up being black or grey.
NFC is going to be HUGE this year - bonk to transfer files, bonk to connect to audio speakers etc....people will be bonking all over the place, and that's before bonk-to-pay comes into the equation.
Such a shame the iphone isn't joining the party, eh?
Re: More corporate nonsense...
A thin edge will come in very useful as credit cards get left at home - NFC bonk-to-pay will see to that. And without your credit card handy, you'll need a sharp-edged phone to line out your Charlie.