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HTC 8X and 8S coming to Three

HTC 8X and 8S coming to Three

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.

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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...

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