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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

September 19, 2012 at 8:49 AM

HTC announces Windows Phone 8X and 8S

HTC8X.jpgHTC announced two new Windows Phone 8 devices this morning: the higher-end Windows Phone 8X (at right) and the more budget-minded Windows Phone 8S (below).

The phones are made out of polycarbonate and will come in several colors, according to ABC News, which notes that HTC is calling the phones “Signature Windows Phones,” inspired by Windows Phones’ live tiles and software.

The 8X has a 4.3-inch screen, while the 8S has a 4-inch screen. Both displays have Super LCD 2 displays, are covered in Gorilla Glass and both feature Beats audio technology.

The 8X has a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 8-megapixel camera, 2 MB front-facing camera, 1,800 mAh embedded battery, 16 GB of space, and 1 GB of RAM, according to CNET. Another CNET article gives the 8X price at $199.99, while other media have said prices have not yet been determined.

HTC8S.jpgThe 8S has a 5-megapixel camera,1 GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB of space, 512 MB of RAM, and a 1,700 mAh battery.

The phones will launch in November worldwide, carried in the U.S. on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, according to ABC News.

(Photos of HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S from Microsoft)

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