While the HTC Windows Phone 8X might be HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset, its asking price (even on contract) might not be suitable for everyone, hence the Windows Phone 8S which HTC’s more affordable WP offering. However those living in the US who might be interested in getting their hands on the HTC 8S, you might be disappointed as HTC has confirmed via a statement that the HTC 8S is not destined for the US market. According to HTC, “The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is our signature Windows Phone available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market.” Granted it’s not the most powerful WP phone that you can get at the moment, but with its lower price point, it might be attractive enough for those looking to make the jump into WP8 without having to spend too much. That being said, we wouldn’t be surprised if you are able to find the HTC 8S unlocked via various retailers or even on eBay, so if you really want the 8S, you’ll have to do a bit of searching and be prepared to pay full price for it.
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