HTC's Windows Phone 8X needs that "one more thing" to justify its place among the premium phones, but fails to deliver. It's a good phone, just not a great one.
Typical price: $699.00
With top specs and a striking design, HTC's Windows Phone 8X makes a smart choice for anyone ready to dive into the Windows Phone OS.
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Commentary: With less than two weeks to go before its July 29 launch, the latest version of the new software seems stable and to have moved beyond its testing quirks. Microsoft needs it to stay that way for the masses.
With much riding on the new version of its marquee software, Microsoft opts for caution and says the Windows 10 rollout will come "in waves, slowly."
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