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HTC Windows Phone 8X is ‘coming soon’ to Orange

No pricing or release date yet
Wed Nov 07 2012, 11:28
Windows Phone 8 interface on HTC 8X

FRUITY MOBILE OPERATOR Orange has revealed that it will soon start selling the HTC Windows Phone 8X smartphone, following in the footsteps of rival mobile network O2.

We spotted the handset on Orange's 'coming soon' webpage, where the mobile network has silently revealed that it will be offering the HTC Windows Phone 8X handset on both pay monthly and pay as you go tariffs. There's no word on a release date or pricing yet, although Phones 4U is selling it on two-year contracts for around £31 a month.

Orange's website also lists the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 LTE models, which the network will be offering in black.

The HTC Windows Phone 8X is the firm's debut Windows Phone 8 powered handset, which it has placed to compete with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Ativ S smartphones. We grew fond of the HTC Windows Phone 8X during our time with the handset, thanks to its nippy 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 4.3in HD screen.

The handset, available in a number of different colours, features an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, Beats Audio technology, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,100mAh battery.

HTC must be hoping that its top-end Windows Phone 8X handset will do well, after it posted a 60 percent drop in its October revenues on Monday. µ


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