Windows Phone 8 Tomorrow
The success or failure of Windows 8 completely hinges on the ecosystem it offers, in my opinion. If Microsoft is able to offer seamless compatibility between PCs, Tablets, and phones, it will finally have caught up to a huge benefit Apple claims exclusively.
Windows phones thus far have not been the biggest hit with only 3% market share. I am truly hoping that the Windows Phone 8 OS will give the Cupertino giant something to fear, but I’m not throwing a victory party just yet.
Tomorrow, the HTC Windows Phone 8X is releasing for AT&T. The OS itself has Live Tiles, Rooms, built in child-proofing, and Skype, but leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to more complex Google integration and there are no official apps for Instagram, Dropbox, and others.
HTC does add Beats Audio to the mix as well as a cool native camera. The phone offers a smaller footprint (thank goodness!) and unique design with bright colors. AT&T will be carrying an exclusive 8GB model in California Blue and Limelight and a 16GB in California Blue only. The 8GB will run $99 and the 16GB at $199.99.
Specs are as follows:
Cameras: 8mp rear with f/2.0 aperture, 2.1mp front-facing wide angle for enhanced group skyping
Display: 4.3” 720×1280 LCD 2 – Gorilla Glass 2
Processor: 1.5 Ghz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
Battery: 1,800mAh Li-polymer
For more info on Windows Phone 8 OS, check out the super in depth Engadget Review.
Question: Do you think Windows Phone 8 will stand a chance against Android or iOS? Why or why not?