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Phones4u setting up Windows Phone displays, preparing for launch

UK retailer Phones4u is starting to prepare for Windows Phone 8's arrival by setting up demo stands and promotion material in stores across the country. We've been sent in a collection of shots that show pricing, availability and exclusivity of the Lumia 920 - it's not all bad news. While EE...
Windows Phone 8 UK carrier availability and pricing

Windows Phone 8 UK carrier availability and pricing

  Windows Phone 8 has been launched and so its time we found out who gets what and how much its going to cost. During the event last night they advised us that we’d be able to get out hands on the devices from next week. We have a rundown of who’s going to have what. Read on to find out more. We...
Windows Phone UK Availability

Windows Phone 8 availability within the UK, starting early November

Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8 today and what we can all expect to see in the latest hardware from OEM partners. So when will we be able to get our hands on such devices here in the UK? HTC and Nokia have both sent us press releases detailing what's going where. First off is HTC with the 8X...
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HTC 8S, 8X and Lumia 820 heading to Carphone Warehouse

Pre-registrations have opened up for the HTC 8X, HTC 8S and Lumia 820 at UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. On its website, all three Windows Phone 8 handsets are stated to be arriving soon, with November 2012 as an estimated month of release. No pricing has been provided as-of-yet. The UK retailer...
HTC 8S

HTC 8S Windows Phone heading to US Cellular in multiple colours?

The HTC 8S, the company's mid-level Windows Phone 8 handset, is on its way to US Cellular, according to a thread created on TeamUSCellular. Member iRub1Out published a number of handsets that are heading to the US carrier, but of course we're only interested in Windows Phone. While the source is...
HTC 8X

O2 to stock both HTC Windows Phone 8 devices, listed as 'coming soon'

Both the HTC 8X and HTC 8S are on their way to UK carrier O2, according to the "coming soon" section of its website. While no dates for availability are provided, we can speculate using pre-order product listings published by Amazon and other retailers to reach a rough estimation.  The HTC 8X will...
WP Central Updated Comparison Guide for Windows Phone 8 devices

Updated Comparison Guide for Windows Phone 8 devices

We had already created a comparison guide for the higher end Windows 8 devices but many requested a complete guide that included the HTC 8S and Lumia 820. The specs guide is not designed to be exhaustive but should cover the key differentiators between models. We have the visual guide for...
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President of HTC China reveals more info behind Windows Phone 8X and 8S, hints at Zenith.

Mr. Ren Weiguang on Windows Phone 7.5 Chinese launch event. Image credit to evolife.cn Chinese site WPDang managed to interview Mr. Ren Weiguang, the president of HTC China, after the manufacturer's September 19th announcing of the very colorful Windows Phone 8X and 8S range. The interview reveals...
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HTC CEO Peter Chou 'super confident' of new Windows Phones

The BBC has interviewed CEO of HTC Peter Chou at the company's launch of its new Windows Phones in New York. The chief executive talks about the new HTC 8X and HTC 8S. What's to take from this interview is his comment that he's "super confident" of the new smartphones. While HTC will continue to...
HTC 8S

Demand building for HTC 8S, roasting hot on UK deals website

HTC announced two unique Windows Phones this week at its New York event. The HTC 8X and HTC 8S provides ample choice between Samsung, Nokia and HTC for consumers. The 8X, being the more advanced sibling, leaves the 8S slightly behind, but we shouldn't ignore its stunning design. Judging interest...
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UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles reveals pricing for HTC 8X and 8S

How expensive is HTC's new hardware? Pricing for the HTC 8X and HTC 8S, which were announced yesterday at the manufacturer's Windows Phone event in New York, have been revealed by online UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles. While both handsets aren't entirely matching Nokia's Lumia line of Apollo...
From the Forums

From the Forums: HTC 8X, 8S, and the no longer cool Apple iPhone

Welcome to another From the Forums, where we bring you the latest and greatest discussions from the Windows Phone Central forums. It has been a rather busy day with a lot of articles being pumped through our feed so we figured it would be a jolly good idea to wrap up the discussions that are on-...
HTC Windows Phones

Site News - HTC 8S and 8X have landed on the Windows Phone Central Forums

HTC announced the 8X and 8S today at its New York Windows Phone 8 presentation. These two new smartphones are the company's Apollo entries to go up against Samsung's ATIV S and Nokia's family of Lumias.  The HTC 8X and 8S sport new designs and implemented features that are sure to turn heads and...
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More themes to choose from in Windows Phone 8, or just an added black accent?

The black and white HTC 8S sports a unique black (on light) theme for use, according to a hands-on video by smartphoneinfos. We've taken a good look and it's definitely a new theme. The question is if this is simply an exclusive colour to HTC or we could well be seeing more colours on offer for...
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HTC 8X and 8S Windows Phones both heading to Three UK

HTC 8X and 8S both on their way to UK shores Three UK has announced on their official blog plans to stock both HTC Windows Phones that were announced today at the manufacturer's event in New York. The HTC 8X and 8S are HTC's entries for Apollo to match Nokia's new Lumia line and the Samsung ATIV S...
HTC offering credit for your old phone

Trade in your old phone for up to $300 with HTC's new "Trade Up" program

Not long before their big event today in New York City, HTC has announced a new endeavor called "HTC Trade Up." As the name suggests, the Trade Up program lets you trade in your old smartphone (as long as it is in working condition) for up to $300 toward a new HTC phone. Here's how it works:...
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Poll - How do you rate the HTC Windows Phone event?

How were you left feeling after HTC's Apollo event? HTC announced a number of handsets at its Windows Phone event today, but how did it leave you? Were you impressed by the new hardware the manufacturer had to show off, or where you expecting more? It's easy to write off Windows Phone OEMs when...
HTC 8X Beats Audio

HTC to include Beats Audio in the 8X and 8S

HTC announced both the HTC 8X and HTC 8S today at its Windows Phone 8 event in New York. What was relatively unexpected by many was the inclusion of Beats Audio on both handsets. Beats Audio by Dr Dre (official website) has been coupled with an extra amplifier for audio out for large Beats...
WP Central

HTC 8X and 8S with Windows Phone 8 - Video hands on

We managed to spend some near and dear time with the recently announced HTC 8X and the HTC 8S. What can we say besides that we love the new look for HTC--bold colors, smooth designs, excellent screens--we see a bright and popular future for the new HTC series. The HTC 8X features a 4.3" 720p...
HTC 8S

HTC 8S with Windows Phone 8 - Hands on Photo Gallery

The HTC 8S in blue Now that the HTC 8S has been announced, we figured we would give you folks some high resolution photos to gawk at--that is until our video hands on follows this post. The HTC 8S may not impress those who are fixated on specs, but make no mistake, the device is a looker. We...

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