On September 19th, HTC surprised just about everyone when they unveiled the colorful Windows Phone 8X and 8S duo. Of course, the 8X is already available in the United States on three of the top four carriers, but what about the mid-range 8S?
Engadget received a statement from HTC USA, in which they said their two-tone 8S was “not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market.” While we did not expect to see the 8S on most of the national carriers, we are a bit surprised to hear that HTC may not be pushing to get the device on prepaid or regional carriers like Straight Talk or U.S. Cellular.
Regardless if you live somewhere outside of the U.S., the Windows Phone 8S is likely already available with its 4.0-inch LCD WVGA display, 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera, 4 GB of internal storage, a MicroSD card slot, and a selection of colors to choose from.
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