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Report: Windows Phone Update 3 enables powered-off charging for the HTC 8X, 8XT

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HTC 8X on AT&T joins its International sibling, receives Windows Phone Update 3

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HTC 8X receiving Update 3 around the world

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Deal alert: Unlocked HTC 8X with 16GB for just $179

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Telstra joins Vodafone and skips GDR2 for HTC 8X; GDR3 due in November instead

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Vodafone Australia skipping GDR2 update for the HTC 8X, waiting for GDR3

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T-Mobile US pushing out GDR2 OS update for HTC 8X today

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HTC 8X, 8S on Bell Mobility and Rogers started receiving GDR2 too; get Data Sense

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Verizon now pushing out GDR2 OS update for HTC 8X Windows Phone

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GDR2 for the HTC 8X on Verizon shows up on support page, could be coming soon

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HTC 8X

Everything you need to know about the HTC 8X

The 8X was built from the ground up as a request to HTC by Microsoft to make a whole new experience and exciting design that builds off of the Windows Phone tile system. In that sense, the phone is the first of its type and brings and exciting new look to HTC’s Windows Phone 8 series.

 

Key features:  8MP BSI rear camera, 2MP front camera, Dedicated HTC ImageChip, 1080p HD video recording, 4.3 '' 1280 x 768 Super LCD 2 Display, Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB internal storage options, 1800 mAh battery, NFC, LTE, Windows Phone 8.

Pricing: 8GB version available for $99.99 / 16GB version available for $199.99. Both with carrier agreements

Availability: Nov. 9, 2012.

     

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A Windows Phone update is being pushed out for the AT&T HTC 8X but there's not much to go on as far as what the update accomplishes.

The OS version remains at 8.0.10211.204 and the Firmware reads 1532.20.20100.502. The update only takes a few minutes to install and there isn't anything obvious as to what the update brings to the table.

Our guess is this update is similar to the update Verizon pushed out recently and has a few patches here, a few fixes there. We'll see what we can dig up but in the meantime, if you see any changes after updating, let us know below in the comments.

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We’re getting a few reports in today that Verizon has begun rolling out some tiny firmware updates for their HTC 8x and Lumia 822 smartphones.  Indeed we fired up an 822 to be greeted with a small update that took less than 5 minutes to install.

So what’s news? Well, this appears to be a very, very small update meant to be a quick fix for some nagging issues. We say that only because your radio, firmware and OS versions will not change with these updates. That tells us that this is basically a firmware patch of some sorts, meant more for tweaks than new features.

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So what can one do with a pair of HTC 8X Windows Phones, a pan / tilt gimble, WiFi network and a block of wood? It's a superb question and one that HTC engineer Garrett Rysko can answer. A post over on the HTC blog walks us through how an advanced baby monitor was created for his lab partner, Derek Feri. While it's one expensive baby monitor kit, we always enjoy covering DIY projects.

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So what can one do with a pair of HTC 8X Windows Phones, a pan / tilt gimble, WiFi network and a block of wood? It's a superb question and one that HTC engineer Garrett Rysko can answer. A post over on the HTC blog walks us through how an advanced baby monitor was created for his lab partner, Derek Feri. While it's one expensive baby monitor kit, we always enjoy covering DIY projects.

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The Nokia Lumia 810 has been the highest Lumia available to T-Mobile customers since launching back in November. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear like you can get a new one at the moment on the magenta carrier. Windows Phone Central Forum members spotted that only refurbished 810s are available on T-Mobile at the moment. What gives?

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UK technology retailer Clove has slashed its pricing for the HTC 8X Windows Phone, which is now available for just £276 (including VAT). While the price still remains high for many consumers, it's now a more affordable smartphone. The high-end device is HTC's current flagship Windows Phone and we painted a positive painting with our in-depth review

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