Three in Ireland has announced today that the carrier will start pushing the HTC 8X Windows Phone out its doors tomorrow. The handset, available in 'California Blue', sports a large 4.3" HD display with an 8MP camera and 16GB of storage. It's an advanced device capable of delivering a butter smooth experience.
The HTC 8X is also heading to Three UK, but still no dates or pricing details have been released to the public. While unlocked versions of the Windows Phone are readily available from retailers, including Expansys and Clove, we're still eagerly awaiting announcements from carriers.
So how much will the 8X set Irish consumers back? €459 is the price tag, while Billpay customers will be able to snatch the device for free on Three's Class Flex plan. The ability to take advantage of Three's 'All You Can Eat' data allowances, makes any Windows Phone 8 handset (particularly the HTC 8X) a worthy choice.
Elaine Carey, Sales and Marketing Director at Three, had the following to add to the announcement:
With the launch of the HTC 8X in both the UK and Ireland, Three will be set for Christmas with a flagship Windows Phone that'll sell well should the network back the launch with intense marketing that's seen in media channels for both the iPhone and Android devices. We'd also like to see Three look at the low-end Lumia Windows Phones to compete against cheaper Android hardware that will offer a better user experience.
via: Ireland's Technology Blog; thanks, Colm, for the heads up!
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
The Lumias not coming to 2013 here in Ireland is unbelievable... I'll probably order a yellow or white 920 from an Nstore.it and ask an Italian friend to bring it back for me. Very disappointing that the public here won't see the Lumias though
I have the lumia 800 since February. Got it free from Vodafone. 18 month contract. Shame, coz id like to get my hands on the HTC.
HTC 8X is also launching in Saudi Arabia they already opening the door for preorder with a 4 different promotions
to have more info about it go to the web site
the prices are really great
the preorder form only shows in arabic language
just want to inform you about this and I didn't know where to put it
What about England? Been waiting for this phone for ages, why is it taking so long!
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