Mobile Solutions | HTC Windows Phone 8
HTC has arguably taken the Android phone to new heights and it looks like they are shooting for gold with the new Windows Phone 8. The 3 models in prototype look to be very impressive and the windows 8 platform seems almost geared for use on a touchscreen. The Windows phone 8 will use the same kernel as the desktop version of Windows 8, lending truth to Microsoft’s claims of a truly universal OS. As I’ve said before the sweeping changes to the Windows GUI make it look, even on a desktop, as if you are navigating one of the current generation smartphones. To me the best part of the release of the HTC Windows phone 8 is the entry level unit. Admittedly I go for the top of the line but giving consumers a lower end choice that, while it may not have ALL the bells and whistles certainly gives you more options than a $100 price change based on internal storage capacity. The entry level prototype sports a dual core Qualcomm processor with a 4 inch 720p display which is great for a handheld device and will let you watch your favorite streaming movies. In contrast the flagship design will rock a 4.7 inch 720p display and a quad core Qualcomm processor. While I haven’t seen the final specs on these new phones, HTC may just have the stuff to pull me away from the iPhone.