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O2 lists the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S handsets in blue

Likely got exclusivity on the blue models
Wed Oct 03 2012, 14:07
HTC Windows Phone 8X

BUBBLY MOBILE NETWORK O2 has added the incoming HTC Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S handsets to its website.

The listing that we spotted on O2's Coming Soon webpage reveals that both handsets will be arriving in November, following the launch of Windows Phone 8. The HTC Windows Phone 8 handsets will be joined by the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 Windows Phone handsets, which are also tipped to arrive at the beginning of next month.

O2 hasn't revealed a release date or pricing details yet, although we already sort of know how much the two phones will cost. According to UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S will fetch £400 and £225, respectively, which means we can expect corresponding tariffs priced around £30 and £20 a month.

O2's listing also reveals that it will be offering both HTC Windows Phone 8 handsets in blue, hinting that it has exclusivity on the HTC blue models.

Announced back in September, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and HTC Windows Phone 8S are the firm's debut Windows Phone 8 handsets. The Windows Phone 8X is the top-end model, boasting a 4.3in HD resolution display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage and an 8MP camera with HD 1080p video.

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is also a decent handset, featuring a 4in WVGA screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP rear-facing camera and integrated Beats Audio technology.

It's still unclear whether O2 will sell the handsets with chargers included in the box, following the announcement of its new environmentally friendly pilot scheme in partnership with HTC. µ


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