AT&T To Launch HTC One (M8) for Windows, Nokia Lumia 830 Phones On November 7th
During the last two months, AT&T had already confirmed that it would be launching the HTC One (M8) for Windows and the Nokia Lumia 830 smartphones, two highly-anticipated devices that run on the Windows Phone mobile operating system. Unfortunately for fans of the aforementioned handsets, the carrier was mum about their release dates.
Well, here is some good news for HTC and Nokia enthusiasts -- a report from WPCentral is claiming that both handsets will be launched by AT&T on November 7th of this year. Information about pricing have not been made public yet but future buyers should be able to get an idea of the two smartphones' costs. The One (M8) for Windows is being positioned by HTC as a flagship device so customers can expect the smartphone's price tag to be within the usual range for similar flagships. As for the Nokia Lumia 830, it is already sold in other countries for $416.00 (unlocked).
When it comes to handsets that run on Windows Phone, the HTC One (M8) for Windows and the Nokia Lumia 830 are two of the better options available for users today. HTC's offering comes with a5-inch 1920 by 1080 super LCD3 display screen, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and an UltraPixel rear camera. It boasts a 2.3 GigaHertz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor powered by a 2,600 mAh battery. It packs 32 gigabytes of internal storage, 2 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM), and has a microSD slot for cards up to 128 gigabytes.
Nokia's Lumia 830 is no slouch either. The device is fitted with a 5-inch ClearBlack 720 p resolution display screen with 296 pixels per inch. Shutter-happy users will be delighted to know that the Lumia 830 comes with a 10-megapixel backlit camera that uses Nokia's own PureView Technology, plus other interesting features like Carl Zeiss optics with a wide f/2.2 aperture and optical image stabilization. As for its hardware specs, Nokia's offering has a 1.2 GigaHertz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 16 gigabytes of internal memory, and 1 gigabyte of RAM.
The real winner of course are Windows Phone users. No doubt, they must be giddy with excitement over the prospect of having two Windows Phone-run devices launching on the same date next month. And they have AT&T to thank for that. As for the carrier, they seem to relish the role of being the leading supporter of Windows Phone handsets. Back in 2010, AT&T was the one who launched the first three devices that run on the Windows Phone 7 system. And now with the upcoming release of the HTC One (M8) for Windows and the Nokia Lumia 830 smartphones, the carrier continues to give Windows Phone devices some love.
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