Latest HTC smartphones with windows 8X, 8S
|HTC launches 8X, 8S smartphones|
Taiwan's HTC unveiled its first smartphones powered by Microsoft's Windows on Wednesday, in a boost for the US application giant's efforts to break in to a market dominated by Apple & Google. HTC & Microsoft previewed the 8X & 8S handsets in New York, boasting that they feature "iconic design," studio-quality sound & "incredible camera capabilities."
"Windows Phone has clearly emerged as of the top mobile ecosystems & is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world."
"We've been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to generate new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design & persona it deserves," said Peter Chou, HTC's chief executive.
Among the carriers participating are US-based AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon Wireless, Europe's Orange, O2 Telefonica, MTS, UK, T-Mobile & Vodafone & Asia-Pacific carriers Chunghwa Telecom, Optus, Singapore Telecommunications, Smartone, Telstra & Vodafone Australia.
The news comes weeks after Finland-based Nokia unveiled its smartphones powered by Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's upgraded mobile operating process that aims to compete with Apple's iOS used on the iPhone & a mass of Google Android handsets.
"Together they are offering customers a clear choice & a distinctive experience. I am thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level."
"Pairing HTC's beautiful new Windows Phone 8X & 8S with our brand is a sizable milestone for both companies," said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft chief executive.
The HTC devices have a design based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles & will come in colors including "California blue," graphite black, flame red, & "limelight yellow."
HTC will use & ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that allows up to people & more to be captured without delay, which also allows for high-definition video capture.
The rings will have displays of at least inches, matching or exceeding that of the new iPhone five, & will use the latest version of Corning's lightweight Gorilla Glass.
It said its Beats Audio "provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording."