Three has become the first network to confirm it will carry HTC’s 8X and 8S, as the battle for dominance of the nascent Windows Phone 8 market begins to heat up.
The carrier has yet to confirm a concrete release date for either smartphone. But we expect them to be along some time in November, with
Check out Three’s HTC 8X and 8S video hands-on below
Unveiled yesterday, both kits feature Beats by Dre audio technology and appear to take more than a few design cues from Nokia’s Lumia range of Windows kits.
Not least in the decision to dispense with the gun-metal grey and black colour options of most modern smartphones in favour of hues the phone-maker’s marketing dept have christened 'California Blue' and 'Limelight Yellow'.
Pegged as a flagship device, the 8X teams a crisp 4.3-inch HD screen with an eight-megapixel camera, a front-facing 2.1-megapixel snapper, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
The 8S is very much the junior partner. But with a four-inch S-LCD screen, a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, 4GB of storage and a five-megapixel camera nestles snugly into the mid-range market.
uSwitch Tech got some time with both new HTC contenders last week. Here’s what we made of them...