HTC unveil Windows Phone 8X, 8S

and have today unveiled the first signature Windows Phones, the Windows Phone 8S and 8X by .

The smartphones feature the next operating system and boast iconic design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio and incredible camera capabilities.

For the first time, is introducing a 2.1mp, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once, also supporting 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8mp CMOS sensor with backside-illumination for improved low-light performance.

The Windows Phone 8X by featured a 4.3” HD-Resolution super LCD 2screen protected by lightweight Gorilla Glass 2, whilst optical lamination reduces reflections and glare. The Windows Phone 8S sports a bright LCD 4” screen with Gorilla Glass.

Because color is such an integral part of the Windows Phone experience, is bringing bold, sophisticated and adventurous colours in a premium matte finish to these devices.

The Windows Phone 8X will come in a variety of colours including California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow.

The Windows Phone 8S by will be available in Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray.

Steve Ballmer, CEO of said: “Pairing ’s beautiful new Windows Phone 8X and 8S with our brand is a big milestone for both companies.

“Together we are offering customers a clear choice and a truly unique experience. I’m thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level.”

Peter Chou, CEO of Corporation added: “We’ve been inspired by to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves.

“Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.”

The Windows Phone 8X and 8S will be available beginning in November through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Orange, O2, Three UK, Vodafone and more.

Nick Barnes

Nick is a Business & I.T student from Manchester. He was Managing Editor at imediamonkey® for quite some time, after joining the team in January 2012.

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