Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 8X

HTC's Windows Phone 8X is, along with the 8S, one of the company's first Windows Phone 8 handsets. The 8X runs a dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, has a 4.3-inch 720p display, and has 16GB of flash storage.

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    Remember back when we were waiting to get confirmation of HTC's first Windows Phone 8 devices, and the rumors seemed to suggest that we'd be seeing three such models from the manufacturer? While we ended up seeing two of them released as the 8X and 8S, there was a third device, attached to the codename Zentih, which never manged to surface. We heard some rumors that the phone simply didn't exist, but what if HTC does indeed have plans still in the works for the smartphone? That's something to keep in mind as we look at a survey Microsoft has been distributing to Xbox Live users, which ...

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    Verizon phones sure have been becoming a lot more attractive since the carrier started offering LTE service, bringing a SIM slot to its hardware. That's led to some great developments like the iPhone 5 on Verizon being unlocked for operation on GSM networks, right out of the box. That situation continues with the release of HTC's Windows Phone 8X, and combined with other Verizon exclusives, it's making that version of the phone one of the most intriguing around. Verizon already has a bit of a leg up on the other carriers offering the 8X as it has an exclusive on offering the hardware with ...

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    According to reports some owners of HTC Windows Phone 8X devices, as well as Nokia Lumia 920 phones, are experiencing random reboot issues. While others might be just fine, the issue is affecting an unspecified number of phone, to the extent that Microsoft and OEMs promised to look into it. Microsoft believes to have reportedly identified the reboot problem. "We’re continuing to investigate some reports of phones rebooting and have identified a cause with our partners. We are working to get an over-the-air update out in December", says a Microsoft statement. Further details about the ...

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    "We bet Windows Phone is a better match for you", says the official wording on this playlist by Windows Phone on YouTube. You surely remember the "Smoked by Windows Phone" series of videos that have kicked off at this year's CES, putting Microsoft employees using Windows Phone 7 against regular users of competing platforms. If the Windows Phone 7 "smoked" series aimed at showing off the speed of certain Microsoft-platform features, the Windows Phone 8 "Meet Your Match" campaign doesn't necessarily only focus on speed. The company wants to demonstrate how Windows Phone 8 is better, easier, ...

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    As we're moving further and further into November, Windows Phone 8 pre-orders are turning into shipped handsets, and phones are slowly but surely working their way onto retail shelves. The latest availability news comes from T-Mobile and Verizon, both of which are stepping-up their WP8 games this week. We looked at the situation with Verizon last week, upon getting word of just when its WP8 pre-orders would ship. Those should have gone out as of yesterday, and now Verizon is talking about the start of full-blown sales. Beginning tomorrow, you'll be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 822 and ...

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    HTC's and Nokia's flagship Windows Phones for the holiday season were just released last week.  Samsung has one coming a bit later, but right now the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC are the two top of the line Windows Phone 8 devices available... and they are very different in many ways.  First off there is a significant size and weight difference.  The Lumia 920 is heavier and thicker and wider and has a larger physical screen size.  They both have dual core 1.5Ghz processors, but according to the benchmarks, the Lumia 920 is a little faster. The screens are very different ...

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    Yesterday was just full of Windows Phone 8 news out of Verizon. Not only did we learn that the carrier would be kicking-off pre-orders for the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822 as of today, but we also heard about the inclusion of wireless charging support in the 8X's hardware. Now that Verizon's taking customer pre-orders, it's given us an idea of just when these phones will start showing up on customers' doorsteps. By and large, Windows Phone 8 pre-orders placed through Verizon will ship by next Tuesday, November 13. That includes both the 8X and the 822, though there is an exception: if you ...

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    In order to save battery power Windows Phone is turning WiFi off when the device is sleeping (screen off) relying on your data connection (if available) to keep all the sync activities working. According to a recent report Windows Phone could use your data for streaming music from the Xbox cloud even if WiFi is available. How is this possible? Since WiFi is turned off when sleeping, if the streaming process has started in that state, it will reportedly continue to stream over Data Connection even if WiFi is available. Said report mentions that the issue happened several times on a Windows ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent Galaxy S III sales results that prove it to defeat the iPhone 4S during last quarter. Then we go through the confirmation that the LTE iPad mini is now ready to ship in the next business days. Verizon has also announced their Windows Phone 8 pre-orders and we give you all the details. Later we do some Angry Birds Star Wars talking, even though you're most likely already playing it. We end today's show talking about AT&T's move to accept FaceTime over cellular data, even though there's always a catch. All this and more after the ...

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    When it comes to wireless charging and Windows Phone 8, Nokia may the manufacturer in the spotlight, but it's not the only game in town for users who are looking to simplify their lives with the convenience of wire-free charging. After some rumors in recent days suggested it could be a possibility, Verizon has gone ahead and confirmed that its version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X will ship with support for wireless charging. Now, before you start getting too excited, this isn't nearly as interesting as the free charging pads being given away with the already-super-cheap Nokia Lumia 920. ...

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    A couple days back, AT&T shared the details of how its first Windows Phone 8 handsets would arrive, with pre-orders opening yesterday and outright sales beginning tomorrow. Not content to let AT&T get all the attention, Verizon is now coming through with some launch details of its own. The first two WP8 models to land at Verizon will be the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822. While the carrier isn't saying when either will actually arrive with any more specificity than "sometime before Thanksgiving", pre-orders for both models will begin early tomorrow morning. The 16GB HTC 8X will sell ...

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    You know the drill: another week, another overload of tech news for three geeky guys to talk about. On this exiciting episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, though, things are a little different: in addition to the usual news from the three big mobile platforms, Michael, Anton, and Joe discuss issues of major import for the industry in our broadcast's new preshow segment. Today's "Thought Thread" covers the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its impact on smartphones and tablets, as well as a little invention called CommBadge that has the potential to bring voice interface back into the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through HTC and Verizon's press invite for an event in New York that we already speculate is for the launch of the much-anticipated Droid DNA. Then we go through Amazon's latest move to compete with Netflix and Hulu+ at a more aggressive price point with Amazon Prime. Then we go through AT&T's confirmed prices for Windows Phone 8 device this holiday season, which comes to the pleasant surprise of many of us in cases like the Nokia Lumia 920. Then we talk about the death of Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger and their migration to Skype. We end ...

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    Our first look at the new Windows Phone 8 operating system came courtesy of an early version of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC.  If you're really interested in hearing more about the Windows Phone 8 operating system that runs on this device, be sure to check out our full Windows Phone 8 review.  Meanwhile, in this review we'll take a closer look at what's unique about HTC's Windows Phone 8X hardware,as well as some of its software customizations that will add to Windows Phone 8.  Read on for our full review of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC! Video Review · Specs · Hardware · Software · ...

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    Windows Phone 8 handsets are just about to drop, though many of us have still been wondering when exactly when we'd get the specifics on just how they'd arrive. Yesterday, we thought we finally had the scoop on the Nokia Lumia 920 and its launch on AT&T, tipped to arrive for just about $150 on-contract. It turns out that was not just a little premature, but slightly off, as well; today AT&T makes things official, announcing pricing and availability for the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, and HTC Windows Phone 8X. Instead of $150, the Lumia 920 will sell for just under $100. Just like we ...

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    It's no secret that Nokia's Lumia 920 isn't the most petite smartphone around. As we noted after getting some hands-on time with the model, the phone's thickness and weight are definitely a departure from the thinness-above-all-else design paradigm that seems to drive the development of some other handsets. Ultimately, we didn't feel that the added bulk was much of a big deal, but not all users will agree. HTC, for one, is trying to capitalize on its WP8 handsets' more svelte measurements, poking fun at the 920's weight on Facebook. HTC's post advises users not to "get weighed down", ...

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    We're currently reviewing the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and, until our full review is up --hint, soon-- you can check out the unboxing just to get a feel for what you'll find in the box. We've recently seen some Verizon training documents and today's leak seems to bring confirmation of wireless charging on the 8X, something the Lumia 920 was considered to have as an advantage over the Taiwanese phone. As you can see in the screenshot below, you will be able to charge this phone wirelessly with the help of a wireless charging pad which will be sold separately. The all-but-confirmed price tag ...

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    Our apologies for the late upload, YouTube has been under maintenance all night. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Nexus 4, 7 and 10 announcement, pricing and availability. We also talk about Android 4.2 and all the benefits to come. We later go through Microsoft's Launch of Windows Phone 8 and our full review coverage. Then we talk about our initial review coverage of HTC's Windows Phone 8X along with our first impressions. We end today's show talking about Apple's recent announcement that Scott Forstall will no longer work for Apple as of the end of the year. All ...

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    This morning in San Francisco, Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8, the latest iteration of its smartphone operating system and the mobile companion to its new desktop OS. While it's undergone a radical change to its underpinnings, swapping out its old foundation for the same kernel and core used by its full-sized Windows 8 counterpart, the massive overhaul isn't apparent from a visual perspective. The new OS features the same minimalistic tile-based user interface we've come to know and love from Windows Phone 7, with some tweaks to tile sizes, layout, and animations. Especially ...

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    Here's our unboxing video and first boot of the Windows Phone 8x by HTC. This is a pre-release device which does not include final packaging or software, but you can get a good idea of what it's going to come with and how the first-boot sequence is going to be. You do get stereo headphones with the device, which is a good idea since this one has Beats Audio with a dedicated audio amplifier built in. Of course, you get a MicroUSB cable (that's kind of short), and a USB charging adapter. There's also a little MicroSIM card slot pin that you'll need to use to open the tray on the phone in ...

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    Tonight, T-Mobile was going to have an event that announced their holiday line-up of both Windows Phones and Android phones, but they cancelled due to the hurricane in New York City.  Instead, we get a press release full of prices and release dates!  You can see the break-down below.  Most of the new ones will be available around November 14th. Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 810: Expected to be available on 11/14 Value Plan: $99.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans. ...

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    When it comes to Windows Phone 8 on Verizon we didn't really have too much info to digest, aside from the occasional leaks of the Lumia 822, recently spotted in white, and the reports claiming a beefed-up Lumia 920 variant of some sort. According to recent reports Verizon has started its own Windows 8 training process. The image above is allegedly snapped off of an HTC Windows Phone 8X and if you check the Phone tile you'll see that it is currently registered on Big Red's network, or at least that's what it reads. As far as official wording is concerned it appears that we'll probably hear ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent images of the current-generation iPad getting a refresh along with the launch of the iPad Mini. Then we talk about the Best Buy pre-orders for the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920, which was sadly pulled from the list at last minute. Then we go through all the leaks and details of the Google Nexus 10 and the multi-manufacturer Nexus program planned for this year. We later cover the bad news about how Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be deployed onto Motorola devices. We end today going through the leaks of the HTC J Butterfly ...

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    Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for Windows Phone 8 "mobile phones"; note the plural. While both the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X were listed, the retailer has taken the Lumia 920 down Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers we found the Lumia 920 on Best Buy. However, the listed price of the phone, before it was yanked, was is $149.99 with a two-year contract. What's left is the HTC Windows Phone 8X for $99.99 with the same two-year agreement ($599.99 outright) and it appears to be an 8GB flavor. There is no information on shipping or availability but with the Windows ...

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    Even more so than launch dates, pricing info always seems to be the last detail to arrive before a smartphone finally becomes available. We've seen some recent leaks of T-Mobile's roadmap for the next couple months, chock full of dates, but lacking that all-important pricing info. This evening we may get a sense for how some of those phones will be priced, thanks to a leak out of Walmart. Obviously, carrier prices could vary from what a retailer like Walmart charges, but especially for launch hardware, it's likely to be pretty close. We recently learned that Sprint will sell its Galaxy ...

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