HTC Windows Phone 8X preorder price pegged at $649 SIM-free, 8S competitive, too
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 25, 2012, 8:38 AM
Correction: The pound sterling conversion actually yields $649 equivalent for the HTC 8X, and $365 for the 8S. For comparison, the Galaxy S III sells for the equivalent of $777 on Expansys UK SIM-free.
One big question mark over the new Windows Phones that were announced by Nokia and HTC this month, is the price they will land at. The Lumia 920 already leaked on several Chinese trade sites for the equivalent of $515, but, of course, this is China, and those appearances should be taken with a grain of salt.
offering them now at very competitive prices to stir up demand. No new phone has been officially priced after this new strategy shift, but now we have the HTC Windows Phone 8X up for preorder on Expansys UK for the equivalent of $649 SIM-free.HTC, on the other hand, has supposedly changed its strategy from overpricing its handsets a bit at launch in comparison with the competition, to
The midrange HTC 8S goes down much further, to $365 equivalent on preorder there as well. Thus, while the Lumia 920 pricing leak is rather fishy, at least HTC's handsets seem to be priced competitively. We can only benefit as users if that is Microsoft's and the WP8 makers strategy for gaining traction this holiday season.
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- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1700 mAh
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- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
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better than iphone 5
posted on Sep 25, 2012, 8:52 AM 7
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Good One HTC... now trying to get the profits by volumes rather than keeping the price high.. HTC makes amazing phones.. been a fan of them since the HTC Touch days.. Hope this strategy works in their favour.
posted on Sep 25, 2012, 8:58 AM 1
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Guys hope u can all read....... its not in USD, its in GBP! HTC 8s Might cost around $350, it aint that cheap!
posted on Sep 25, 2012, 9:12 AM 0
UK prices are always ridiculous compared to the US ones. Even factoring in the nearly triple sales tax there is always a hugh price difference. I wouldn't be surprised to see the American pricing at $450 for the 8X and $250 for the 8S.
posted on Sep 25, 2012, 8:16 PM 0
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