HTC 8X: Best Buy Selling Verizon Version For Free To New Customers

By Sumit Passary | Dec 01, 2012 09:58 AM EST

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The much-touted Windows Phone 8 (WP8) devices have started to make their way to users and HTC Windows Phone 8X is one of the most popular WP8 devices around. The HTC 8X is available on major U.S. carriers and per reports, Best Buy is selling the Verizon version of the HTC 8X for free on a two-year contract for new customers.

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Verizon's version of the HTC 8X is available in three colors: Graphite Black, California Blue, and Flame Red (exclusive to Verizon). All the colors of the smartphone will have 16GB of internal storage. The carrier is selling the HTC 8X for $199.99 from its online store.

However, per reports, Best Buy is selling the HTC's WP8 flagship smartphone the HTC 8X for free on a two-year contract. The catch is: the offer is exclusive to customers who sign up for a new two-year-contract. Users who wish to upgrade via Best Buy will have to splash $99.99 for the HTC 8X. Best Buy does not indicate till when the offer is valid.

The HTC 8X features a 4.3 inch super LCD 2 touch screen with 1280 x 720 HD 720p resolution and 342 pixels per inch (ppi). The screen of the smartphone is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. A Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz powers the handset. The HTC 8X measures 5.21 x 2.61 x 0.40 inch and weighs 4.59 ounces.

The HTC 8X features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing snapper. An 1800mAh battery fuels the smartphone.

With not many WP8 phones on offer now, Nokia Lumia 920 is currently the biggest competitor of the HTC 8X. However, the offer from Best Buy may divert potential buyers to the HTC 8X.

If you are looking for a Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone will you buy the HTC 8X? If yes, better hurry up as the Best Buy offer may not last long.

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