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HTC 8XT is Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 model, will launch July 19th

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HTC 8XT is Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 model, will launch July 19th
Late last month, we told you that Sprint had announced that the first Windows Phone 8 model to be available from the carrier would be the HTC 8XT. On Tuesday, the nation's third largest carrier revealed a July 19th launch date for the device, which offers the front-facing stereo BoomSound speakers seen on the HTC One.The phone also features Beats Audio technology for enhanced audio capabilities.

The HTC 8XT is equipped with a 4.3 inch screen with resolution of 480 x 800 (WVGA) and a pixel density of 217ppi. A dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor is under the hood while the Adreno 305 GPU handles graphics. 1GB of RAM is onboard with 8GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available to expand storage. The 8MP rear facing snapper captures video in 1080 x 1920 and there is a 1.6MP front-facing camera as well. An 1800mAh cell powers the unit.

The phone has a resemblance to the HTC 8X, although it has more "green" features including the fact that it comes in 98 percent recyclable packaging. The phone will cost $99.99 after a $50 rebate and a signed two-year pact.

Sprint also announced that it will release the Samsung ATIV S Neo later this summer for a contract price of $149.99. This model will feature a 4.8 inch HD display, 1GB of RAM and a removable 2000mAh cell.

source: Sprint via PCMag

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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 15:01 1

1. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

I think I'll wait for the Ativ S neo.

Stupid Sprint always late to the party.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 15:38 1

5. HASHTAG (unregistered)

I was going to wait for the Ativ S Neo as well, but I couldn't deal with the wait so I decided to get an Android.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 21:28

7. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

I will wait as well. There is no telling when Sprint will get a Nokia Windows Phone.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 15:01 1

2. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Congratulations, Sprint! You get a warmed-over HTC 8S.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 16:47

6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Pretty much, but with a name resembling a better device to try to sell more units. Pretty lame.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 15:03

3. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 280; Member since: 30 May 2013)

I really like the HTC design but the back of this phone disapointed me,while the front side is really cool

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 15:19

4. THEJET88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

i want to see a hands on review

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