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'Limited Edition' HTC 8X Windows Phone for Verizon employees looks hot

Verizon employees get a special gift this year, a 'special edition' of the HTC 8X Windows Phone in rare grey

File this under 'cool' as some Verizon employees are getting special, limited edition HTC 8X Windows Phones in grey with limelight yellow accent colors.  That’s right, not only do is it in a new color but it has that two-tone look from the 8S that people adore.

We don’t have word on which employees qualify for the ‘Employee Edition’ of the 8X but we certainly are a tad jealous and we would love to see that look go public. The devices are individually numbered (we blurred it out) meaning these really are hard to come by.

So what do you folks think? Would you buy the 8X in this color? Thanks, Verizon Wired, for the images!

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'Limited Edition' HTC 8X Windows Phone for Verizon employees looks hot

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You must not be a Verizon subscriber... (I keed, I keed! My wife just went to AT&T and her reception sucks in our house!)

Ehh, that's what happens. I had horrid Verizon service at school and home, while my AT&T service (I had a device on each carrier) at both was consistently strong (usually perfect). Different sections of the country have different positives on service, so it's basically a matter of pciking the carrier with thge best service in your area.
 
That said, with the fact that Verizon has no Lumia 920, I'd probably have taken a signal downgrade for the superior hardware, but that's me, haha.

I'm a collector of statues, so the fact that these are numbered is what makes it so special.

I have a Lumia 920 and love it, but in my opinion the 8X has the better design and feel/farmfactor.

I totally agree. I bought the 8x as a gift for my mom and I can't get my hands off of it. It feels so dam right. I AM actually kinda jealous now... =(

I would like a black one with the rear logo in chrome, Red camera button. Blue power button and Yellow volume controls! With 64Gb, I would pay a $850.- for one like that! Pls also a red circle / accent around the camera! So it is clear that this phone is fully loaded!

If Verizon starts getting some cool colors I might get one off contract ;even though I'm on Straight Talk as I read that their phones are all carrier unlocked now.

Yeah, HTC WP8 X 'Art Series' 8X phones with buch of variations of cool colors and accents, all limited and numbered! They would sell well! Hey.... Peter Chou milk the cash cow!

I wonder if you have to have a special billing code on the account if you have a device like this as a way of tracking who has the 'employee only' version of the 8X.  I know it is only a color scheme but I imagine it is a limited run with a specific segment of users in mind and is likely an incentive to those that hit certain performance goals.  

This is so totally spyware.  They already collect data from their users.  Now they can spy on their employees, too!  But, as long as it has snazzy colors we can all cheer!!!!

I knew you would say that. If they work for Verizon they probably already have a Verizon phone. And the data collection can be opted out of.

Yeah, I can't even post them here any more due to the new spam filter.  I put them in the forums now.

Seriously dude you're complaining about a "lumia copy" when 26 children were killed today? Get your fúckin mind out the gutter.

Uh... Wtf has that got to do with anything? He's talking about a phone, on a mobile website. Something bad happens in the world and no one is allowed to complain on any website about anything? Get a grip

Also "get your mind out of the gutter" is usually said when someone makes a dirty joke out of an innocuous statement... so it has been used incorrectly here.

I'm loving my 8X in Limelight Yellow. Phones 4 U in the UK finally got them in at the start of December. The only problem I have is the 16gb of storage. If it had an SD card slot it wouldn't be a problem. Still I think it should've had 32gb considering it is supposed to be a flagship windows phone. Anyway, i really like the grey one. I wouldn't buy one though :)

That is what I wish they did with the 8x a little slighe two tone with the speaker and camera! Just like that, that looks so sexy omg! wish they made these for real! But I still love my Blue 8x for tmpobile !

No, I probably wouldn't buy this color. Don't get me wrong, an employee-exclusive 8X is a fantastic idea, but I'd rather have a brightly colored 8X. This doesn't seem like it would stand out amongst other phones as much. Or at least that's what I think.

Looks super classy. I would have stayed on Verizon if the 8x had a 32gb version. Still in the honeymoon stage with my 920.

any employee can buy them and no we arent allowed to sell them or put them on a non employee account.

Hot damn....what does it take to work for verizon? :)
But am pretty sure that this devices will somehow end up on GSM networks. Power to the people!!!!

Am I the only one that finds that greenish speaker grill an ugly mis-match with grey. 
I personally don't like the color combo. 

I think that front of this phone looks inconsistent because of that speaker grill, but from back this phone does look good.

My wife is making me wait till Christmas for mine. Should be noted it has a matching wallpaper and gray and limelight yellow tiles to match. And comes with a fatboy charging pillow.