HTC 8X and HTC 8S now available with Telstra and Optus

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HTC 8X and HTC 8S now available with Telstra and Optus

HTC today announced local availability of two "signature" Windows phones; the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S.

HTC today announced local availability of two "signature" Windows phones; the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S. 

As we explained here, the new Windows phones are a lot different to using an iPhone. You have a choice of faster 4G/LTE Internet access, plus you can open Office documents.

So what about the new HTC phones?

  • The 8X has a 4.3in, 720p HD screen that is made of Gorilla Glass.
  • The 8S has a smaller a 4in display providing super-sleek minimalist design and breathtaking detail. 

Weighing 130 grams with battery, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC is light and slim with its smaller counterpart, the  8S, weighing just 113 grams. 

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC comes in a variety of colors including California Blue and Graphite Black while the Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available in Domino Black & White, and Atlantic Blue.

Pricing and availability

Both devices will available on a variety of different consumer and business plans through Optus and Telstra.

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available with Optus from 1 December, 2012 for $0 upfront on the $35 Optus Plan (minimum total cost over 24 months is $840) 

With Telstra, the 8X is available on the $60 Every Day Connect Plan plus a $5 monthly handset repayment over 24 months after using an included MRO Bonus.

This plan offers $600 worth of standard national calls and MMS plus unlimited text messaging to standard Australian numbers and 1GB of data for use in Australia.   

Want to know more about Windows phones? Read our article here.

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