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#1 George P

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:36

Official thread to discuss the new HTC devices.

Live blog of the event at:

http://live.mobilena..._8_Announcement

The blog is going to go up in a few minutes.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:42

I swear to god, if T-Mobile ends up getting the HTC 8s and NOT the Accord.. Im going to be So ****ed...

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:46

So Neowin won't be covering this one?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:47

Live blog is up now.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:47

hopefully HTC will come up with 4" , weather sealed, thin and light phone ZuneHD ish phone with an nice low light camera.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:07

Seems the event is running late, nice going HTC.

The Verge guys are in, event still hasn't started yet.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:24

HTC CEO Peter Chou is on stage now.

"Today, you are going to see how HTC and Microsoft are bringing you all new experiences"

More Pics.

Chou talking about how he and Ballmer discussed how they had to do something DIFFERENT

"We need a breakthrough. We need an iconic Windows Phone."

Steve Ballmer taking the stage.

"What we are reviewing today is HTC's and Microsoft's biggest endeavor yet"

Two new devices, 8X and 8S.

New Devices.

For the record, 8X = Accord, 8S = Rio

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:26

Nice to see we have a 4" option now. I fell in love with HTC back in the early WinMo days but for the last few years have not been a fan of their recycled design (ad nausem) and drop in production quality but if they price it competitively I would consider the 8S. For me it will be a toss up between this and the 820. 920 whilst beautiful is larger/heavier than what I prefer.

The orange one looks lol worthy.

Nice to see MS and HTC teaming up for some marketing. Marketing partnership with OEM should have happened years ago.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:28

I like how HTC is now on the color bandwagon. No more of just having black and white as color options only, with maybe a silver for the hell of it.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:30

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Didn't know Moby's dad worked for HTC :p

I like how HTC is now on the color bandwagon. No more of just having black and white as color options only, with maybe a silver for the hell of it.


I believe they have to be, if you look at the way things are going with Win8 marketing and particularly around the surface and its covers etc I believe the whole colour personalisation will be an iconic aspect of the whole win8(wp8) themes/marketing.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:34

They're talking about the live tiles again.

Side view of the device.

HTC finally took the veil of their 8X device featuring Windows Phone 8. The device features an array of various technologies, including a 4.3” Super LCD2 display with Gorilla Glass2 at 720P resolution. In addition, the 8X features a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable storage.

But perhaps the most interesting feature besides the included NFC and 8MP BSI camera, is the Beats audio software and hardware. The software features some advanced DSP and signal correction technology but the 8X also features a 2.55v amplifier to greatly increase sound output.

And just as important, the HTC 8X will be coming to AT&T (US) for an estimated price of $199...

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Likewise, the phone features a 2MP front-facing camera with an F2 aperture and 88 degree wide-angle view, geared for better self-shots when out with friends. The camera also features HTC’s dedicated image processor for fast image rendering.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:36

OMG 8X has curved glass and thats considered mid range?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:45

Interesting, the 8X's front-facing camera does full 1080p recording, also a f/2.0 lens.

8X and 8S to more markets and partners than any other previous HTC Windows phone

Coming in November, Together, both will be available on 150 mobile operators in over 50 countries"

8X on T-Mobile, ATT, and Verizon!!



Hands on video.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:48

there was nothing about 8S :/

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:50

Yeah, nothing about the 8S but I think it'll hit those 3 carriers as well, but maybe not right away like the 8X will.



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