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HTC's budget-minded Windows Phone 8S (pictures)

The Windows Phone 8S from HTC is small in stature, features a 4-inch LCD screen, and will target midrange smartphone shoppers.

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A smaller screen

With a smaller 4.3-inch screen, the HTC Windows Phone 8S is more compact that its big brother the HTC Windows Phone 8X. It shares a similar Nokia-inspired design, however.
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Red and blue for you

The HTC Windows Phone 8S comes in four color schemes, including the red and blue solid hues shown here.
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Rounded on back

On the HTC Windows Phone 8S' back side is its 5-megapixel camera and LED flash. It also sports gently curved edges.
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Thin and curvy

Measuring 0.4 of an inch thick, the HTC Windows Phone 8S is on the trim side.
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A left sans buttons

The left side of the HTC Windows Phone 8S is bereft of buttons.
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Pick your color

You can choose between four color schemes for the HTC Windows Phone 8S.

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