Windows Phone 8S by HTC, the cheaper Windows Phone 8 device that Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC has unveiled to the world back in October, is now available for purchase through UK wireless carrier Three.The smartphone has arrived both on the carrier’s online store, where it can be seen via this link, and at the company’s retail locations for free on select monthly contracts and at £219.99 ($352 / €272) on PAYG.
The handset arrives on shelves with a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, as well as with a 4-inch touchscreen display, and with a 5-megapixel photo snapper packed on its back.
Furthermore, the device sports built-in Beats Audio, as well as a stylish outer design, and 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity, along with built-in GPS receiver.
“The 8S offers great all-round performance and coupled with our straightforward and affordable plans with no surprise-out of-bundle data charges, you'll be able to enjoy the best experience on Three,” Sylvia Chind, head of Devices at Three, said.
The specs list of this smartphone also includes 4GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space, and a battery that can deliver up to 600 minutes of talk time or up to 450 hours of standby time.
The new mobile phone also provides users with all the features and capabilities that have been packed inside Windows Phone 8, including personalized Live Tiles and access to the over 100,000 applications available for download through the Windows Phone Store.
“The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available for £19 a month with no upfront cost on the Ultimate Internet 100 plan and for £17 a month with no upfront cost on the Essential Internet 100 plan - both with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges,” the wireless carrier announced.
“The device is also available on Pay As You Go for £219.99 plus a top up. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to all-you-can-eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for a 30-day period.”