Teaming up to rid smartphone customers of ho-hum black and white phones with the same old operating systems, Microsoft and HTC announced today a line of signature Windows devices, the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC.
Both the 8X and 8S come in four matte colors each and have built-in Beats Audio. The 8X is the higher-end model of the two, including a 2.1MP front-facing camera, 4.3-inch display, and NFC capability. The rear camera's specs sound on par with other recently released smartphones: an 8MP CMOS sensor for better low-light capture thanks to the backside illumination and 1080p video recording. The 8S has a four-inch LCD screen, 5MP rear camera, and 720p video.
Look for the phones on AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile in November, though no word on pricing yet. Have you considered switching to a Windows 8 phone?