Windows Phone 8X by HTC “Limited Edition” phone coming to Verizon employees
You may remember earlier this year when Verizon and Motorola arranged for some “employee only” limited edition Droid RAZR smartphones. We caught wind of “Big Red” and Motorola planning the same with the RAZR MAXX HD, with that sharp red and black pattern and limited edition labeling and numbering.
Verizon obviously had positive feedback from employees because it looks like HTC is getting in on the game too, with their Windows Phone 8X sporting sharp neon colored accents around the camera and earpiece. The body color is a grey-metal look that lends to the two-tone appearance of the HTC 8S. There is subtle labeling on the back indicating it is a limited edition device with individual numbering (just like the RAZRs).
We do not know how many devices are being built, which Verizon employees are eligible to acquire one, or if the devices have any extra features (not likely). We are highly confident however that we will see a number of these devices show up on eBay. There will certainly be interest too, just look at the pictures. The already handsome and excellent HTC 8X now has a bit more allure to it.
Limited Edition Windows Phone 8X by HTC
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Looks average to me :/
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
AT&T users? Pick lumia 920
Verizon users? Pick wp8x
Stop bashing against this phone just because of similar design from lumia... It's Windows phone's desire concept tho...
6. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Live long enough and even wendygarett will say something I agree with. I would change it to "AT&T users CONSIDER the 920. " though.
185 grams in my front pocket would give me pause. Shorts in the summer, lounge pants at home; a slim, light phone fits my lifestyle better. Not an issue really for those with a suit coat or pocketbook I realize. shrug.
3. stole38 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Who thinks this is a manufacturing mistake ? haha
and they just wanted to shove it to the employees :)
4. Sailingmaster (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
The 8x looks so much nicer than the Nokia 822. The 822's only saving grace in comparison to the 8x is price. The HTC 8x models we have at work are solid, high-quality devices. The 822s we have aren't. You can shake the 822 and hear the buttons rattle in the housing. Had three of them out of the box, all three had the same issue. I expect better from Nokia. Or, at least I did.
As for the special color for VZW employees, they did something like this earlier this year with the DInc 4g, iirc.
5. JC557 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
How's the battery life on the 8x? I'm looking into one as a foray into WP8.
For color I'd have black with electric blue accents here or there... or my usual preference of black & red.
8. Sailingmaster (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
It doesn't seem too bad, but I've not really had the opportunity to use one as a daily driver.
7. Nico85 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
Why are you hughly confident that you'll see a number of them on ebay? Part of the terms to buy phones as an employee is to not do that. It is actually grounds for termination. All employees are who are eligible for an upgrade are eligibpe to buy this phone. But the company is not forcing us to buy it whatsoever.
9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5636; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
omg, they're getting the best looking 8X yet. i want one! really! i want one of these as my WP8 backup. o:
12. cripton805 (Posts: 972; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I wish every manufacturer would make a launch day special edition or launch week. It would boost sales at the very beggining and I would love to have a limited edition phone.
Too bad they only offer the phones to people that get constant company phones! They get new phones around every 2 or 3 months. They are forced loaners.
13. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)
Good for them. Then VZW can follow up by offering pink slips to even more loyal employees who don't get enough upgrades. All about the Benjamins...