Sprint just sent out press notifications that the HTC 8XT, Sprint’s first Windows Phone 8 device, will go on sale Friday, July 19th for $99 (after a $50 mail in rebate).

The HTC 8XT will feature HTC’s “BoomSound” or in English, "dual front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier", expandable storage and a decently sized 4.3” display.  The 8XT can be thought of as a new Windows Phone as it is literally the combination of the 8X, 8S and Android HTC One—bringing all the best features to the mix.

Other specifications of the device include:

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.4GHz dual-core CPUs supporting 4G LTE
  • 1080p video capture
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM memory
  • microSD™ memory card slot with support for up to 64GB memory cards,
  • Crisp 4.3-inch display,
  • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, GPS support
  • Large 1,800mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 4G LTE
  • 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front facing camera

Not a bad device for Sprint users who can finally upgrade from the HTC Arrive, which came out well over two years ago.

No word on Samsung's ATIV S Neo, which in form with Samsung looks to be late to the party again.

Source: Sprint