HTC's 8X Windows Phone leaks, headed to Verizon

 

In the run up to the official Windows Phone 8 release, we have seen new devices from Samsung and Nokia with HTC expected to announce new Windows Phone devices later this week. While the press conference is still a bit away, it looks like we have the first image of the HTC 8X in the flesh and it appears to take a colorful queue from Nokia.

The device has a blue shell that appears to follow Nokia's path of differentiation through color but what other features HTC will bring to isolate itself from the competition is not known.

The phone is also rumored to be headed to Verizon, which if true, holds well to the comment made by the carrier where they said that mulptiple Windows Phone 8 devices would be headed to the company.

Microsoft has yet to announce that Windows Phone 8 has gone gold but there were convincing signs that the platform is finished. The current rumored release date is the end of October which means we will likely not see this HTC device on retail shelves until early Novemeber.

It won't be long until HTC officially announces the device and it is expected to have an 8 megapixel camera outback and an SD card slot. Look for this device to land later this week along with a few other HTC WP8 devices.

Source: PhoneArena

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Nice to see squared off edges are back and even if it does look like a lumia nice to see htc release something that doesn't just look like a hd2!!

The Samsung Focus has much more rounded corners. I'd agree it looks a lot like the Omnia 7, but it's miles away from a Samsung Focus.

Looks nice. I really can't wait to see what else comes to Verizon though. Not knocking HTC, I really like their build quality, but I'm hoping for some choice this time around...

I really hope HTC release a 3.7" or 4" Windows 8 phone. I've had my iPhone 4 for 2 years now and while I've enjoyed having it I really want a windows phone. I got my girlfriend the Lumia 710 and I think its great. I tried the Lumia 900 in my hand but the 4.3 screen just seems so massive when I'm used to being able to hold and iPhone with one hand. I feel things have gone full circle, ten years ago people complained that phones where too big and like bricks in their pockets and now we have smartphones the size of bricks. Does anyone know of any manufacturers planning to make a 4" WP8 phone?

Unfortunately, most high-end phones these days are at least 4.5" in size, and only the lower end phones seem to use screens around the 4" area.

Richard Cousins said,
I really hope HTC release a 3.7" or 4" Windows 8 phone. I've had my iPhone 4 for 2 years now and while I've enjoyed having it I really want a windows phone. I got my girlfriend the Lumia 710 and I think its great. I tried the Lumia 900 in my hand but the 4.3 screen just seems so massive when I'm used to being able to hold and iPhone with one hand. I feel things have gone full circle, ten years ago people complained that phones where too big and like bricks in their pockets and now we have smartphones the size of bricks. Does anyone know of any manufacturers planning to make a 4" WP8 phone?

So far, the smallest one is the Lumia 820 (and it's Verizon counterpart 822), which is 4.3".

sviola said,

So far, the smallest one is the Lumia 820 (and it's Verizon counterpart 822), which is 4.3".


820 is not a technologically top device. they cut some very important functions, like camera stab and protective glass. what he is talking is top end device, but just with smaller screen. 4'' is more than enough for a phone.

.Neo said,
Funny how people are always unable to take sharp pictures when it involves a pre-release device.

I think it's somehow connected to the same phenomenon with UFO's.

.Neo said,
Funny how people are always unable to take sharp pictures when it involves a pre-release device.

I think it was taken using the iPhone /s