In addition to Nokia’s Lumia 810 smartphone, wireless carrier T-Mobile also made available for purchase on its network the Windows Phone 8X by HTC handset today, after officially announcing plans to do so at the end of October.The smartphone can be seen today on the operator’s website with a price tag of $199.99 attached to it, after a $50 mail-in rebate and with the signing of a two-year contract agreement.
The full retail price for the smartphone has been set at $599.99, and those who do not want to commit to a new contract should be able to acquire it this way as well.
Windows Phone 8X arrives on shelves as HTC’s flagship smartphone running under Microsoft’s new mobile operating system, and packs a nice range of high-end features inside.
It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor and sports 1GB of RAM, along with 16GB of internal memory, complemented by a microSD memory card slot to expand it.
The handset’s 4.3 inch super LCD 2 touch screenboasts a 1280x720 HD 720p resolution while being protected by Gorilla Glass 2.
Moreover, there is an 8-megapixel camera on the back, with a dedicated HTC ImageChip and support for full HD video recording, as well as a 2.1MP front camera for making video calls.
Other specs of the new handset include NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, and a 1800 mAh battery that can deliver up to 14.7 hours of talk time.
It also offers a great deal of appealing features with the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, such as Live Apps, Kinds Corner, resizable Live Tiles, Microsoft Office, and more.
“With Live Tiles personalized for the people and apps you love, the elegant and cool Windows Phone 8X by HTC brings out your style. Amplify your entertainment with the power of Beats Audio on a gorgeous screen that’s vibrant in almost any light,” T-Mobile notes on its website.