While the focus by Nokia with the Lumia 920 was on features such as navigation, the emphasis by HT was on the new phones' cameras and audio features, Gartenberg said. And all three phones are thin and somewhat angular, with sharper edges than others on the market, Gartenberg said.
The message by Microsoft for Windows Phone 8 is "not going to come down to speeds and feeds but the unusual form factor," Gartenberg said.
All of the Windows Phone 8 phones will also come in a variety of brilliant colors.
The 8X will have a 4.3-in 720p HD super LCD 2 display and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and NFC support.
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