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The Windows Phone 8 market presents Taiwanese outfit HTC with a fantastic opportunity to establish its new product line. Microsoft has just dropped WP8, and with only really the Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung ATIV S for competition, rather beautiful 8X and 8S handsets could feasibly wind up being the go-to smartphones on the fledgling platform.

The Windows Phone 8X is just beginning to retail, and will serve as HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, but the slightly cheaper 8S is certainly not short of key features, and may fare well in the market in the mid-to-high end range. The 8X has, as with Nokia and the 920, been given the lion’s share of the spotlight, but now the stronger of the two HTC devices is all-but out and retailing, the 8S is finally being given its moment of glory.

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The hardened techie will only look at the 8X, but for those looking to acquire a solid, capable and reliable smartphone on Windows Phone 8, the 8S certainly doesn’t come up short. With a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM, tasks should run very smoothly without any sign of lag, and although it only packs in 4GB of storage space, you can easily upgrade by means of a microSD. With a spacious 4-inch and Beats Audio technology, HTC may just have a winning formula with the Windows Phone 8S, and if it sounds like something you may be interested in, here’s the clip:

The video, although focused on the device itself, also pays homage to the software features, and while some of HTC’s recent devices have struggled on Android, I really do think the company has an edge on Windows Phone 8. Nokia’s Lumia devices have the benefit of a consumer base having already had a run on Windows Phone 7.X, but with the new 8X and 8S offering every bit as much as their Finnish rivals, it would seem as though we’ve a very intriguing battle shaping up.

Do you intend to buy a Windows 8 Phone, and if so, would you consider the HTC Windows Phone 8S? Please share your views and opinions via the usual mediums below!

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