HTC launches rainbow Windows Phone 8 devices, much to Nokia's dismay

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The predominantly Android manufacturer, HTC, has unveiled two Windows Phone 8 devices, the 8X and the 8S. 

The phones have taken inspirations from the Windows Phone Live Tiles providing a '3D pillow-like design' and 'bold, sophisticated and adventurous colours.'

Similar to the Nokia Lumia 920 devices launched a couple of weeks ago, the designers have gone for bright day-glow colours, including California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow. 

Nokia head of sales and marketing found these colours a little too similar to his own flagship devices and tweeted the following in response to the launch.

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The devices feature Beats Audio and an 8mp camera which supports 1080p video capture, which can capture images in low-light. The front camera is 2.1mp with an ultra-wide angle which will fit four people into the shot. 

The 8X has 16GB of internal storage and weighs 130g, while the lower-range 8S has 4GB of storage with an expandable memory and weighs 113g. The 8X has a 4.3-inch HD display, while the 8S is smaller at 4-inches with 800x480 resolution. 

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Th devices will be available from the beginning of November (ollowing the launch of Windows 8) on Three, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2, Virgin Media, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4u, Brightpoint and Brightstar Tech Data.

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