UK technology retailer Clove has slashed its pricing for the HTC 8X Windows Phone, which is now available for just £276 (including VAT). While the price still remains high for many consumers, it's now a more affordable smartphone. The high-end device is HTC's current flagship Windows Phone and we painted a positive painting with our in-depth review

Should you be looking for a Windows Phone 8 device, but are not interested in Nokia, Samsung or other manufacturers, the HTC 8X is indeed a solid choice. Available in blue and black variants, the 8X sports an 8MP BSI rear camera, 2MP front camera, dedicated HTC ImageChip, 1080p HD video recording, 4.3 '' 1280 x 768 Super LCD 2 Display, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, 1800 mAh battery, NFC, LTE and runs Windows Phone 8.

No unique colours are available (like the yellow version - they seem to be somewhat limited in the UK). It's also worth noting that this new price tag also competes against the recently released Lumia 720, which is available at the same retailer for £299 (including VAT). The HTC 8S is listed for £218 (including VAT), which makes the more advanced 8X sound an even juicier deal.  

Speaking of which, we've also noticed (which may well be old news) that Clove has discontinued older Windows Phones. For example, the Lumia 800, Lumia 710 are no longer available. It's a positive change since many retailers across Europe have been pushing the remaining stock of Windows Phone 7.x devices. It's about time consumers are presented with Windows Phone 8 hardware to ensure no one is missing out on the latest features.

Be sure to head on over to Clove for more information and to make the purchase. The Clove blog states that this HTC 8X deal is a limited offer while stocks last.