Amidst all the excitement caused by Microsoft’s latest operating system release, HTC announced a notable Windows Phone 8X device, otherwise known as HTC Accord, in September. On the first day of December, a Verizon Wireless 8X version hit the carrier’s shelves unlocked. Earlier reports suggested that people who might be getting it can insert a T-Moible SIM card and enjoy the modernized 1900MHz band.
Verizon Windows Phone 8X is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and complemented by 1GB RAM. As far as performance, power and design are concerned, the device couldn’t be left behind by its competitors running different platforms. Sources claim this device is HTC’s bet in the Windows Phone market and while there are other top-notch devices in the category, there is a greater chance the Taiwanese manufacturer will be more competitive than before because of it.
One of the amazing things this phone brings is the fact it is capable of wireless charging. For T-Mobile customers, this is good news considering the carrier is first to offer the “modernized” 1900MHz spectrum; they can surely enjoy this functionality even if they got their device from Verizon.
Having released under Verizon’s umbrella unlocked is a bit surprising. For now, there is no information whether the carrier will take further steps to lock this device for marketing purposes but the sure thing is, all Windows Phone 8X devices offered in stores and online can be used under T-Mobile and AT&T networks provided owners have SIM cards.
Verizon HTC Windows Phone 8X has a 4.3-inch display featuring S-LCD2 display technology that gives it a resolution as high as 720 x 1280 pixels. Currently, it is offered for $199 and comes with a contract. The bottom line is that HTC 8X was built for design and performance. If you are into Windows Phone devices, this device might be a perfect choice for you.