HTC’s Windows Phones Knock the Wind Out of Nokia

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Nokia is in trouble. That was my first thought when HTC announced the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S on Wednesday.

The phones, which launch in November, look good, particularly the flagship 8X. It has an outer casing made from a single slab of polycarbonite, offered in four colors to match the hue of the Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8. It’s light–about 30 percent lighter than Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 920–and has a tapered rear side that should fit nicely in cupped palms.

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The Windows Phone 8X also has all the specs that a high-end Windows Phone should, including a 4.3-inch 720p display, a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. It has an 8-megapixel camera with an ImageSense chip, so you can expect the same snappy image capture as…

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