HTC and Microsoft have unveiled two new Windows Phones, the Windows Phone 8X and 8S. The smartphones feature the new Windows
Phone 8 operating system and boast a slim design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio and new camera capabilities. (Sept. 19)
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STORY: US HTC MICROSOFT 20120919NTRT: 2:20 SOURCE: AP Television News RESTRICTIONS: AP Television News Clients Only LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/NAT DATELINE: September 19, 2012 - New York, NY SHOTLIST:AP Television News - AP Television Clients OnlySeptember 19, 2012 - New York, NY 1. Wide, HTC on-screen promo presentation2. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO"What we are reviewing today is HTC's and Microsoft's biggest endeavor yet."3. HTC 8X (left) and HTC 8S (right) 4. SOUNDBITE (English)Peter Chou, HTC CEO"Beautiful design is at the heart of both the software and the hardware. They are magically thin. They are the most purest design we have ever had."5. Tilt down, HTC 8S smartphone6. SOUNDBITE OVER VIDEO (English) David Bruce, HTC Spokesman"With the Windows experience we have the screen here and you really have a lot of opportunity to customize. On my device here I have my own profile here and shortcuts that have made. I have the ability with these tiles to press and hold and I can easily move things around if I want to place things."7. Close-up, HTC 8S smartphone8. SOUNDBITE (English) David Bruce HTC Spokesman"You know design, I think is something that we're certainly seeing. I think we're seeing an amazing feeling phone and something that we're excited about. And then definetly, that Beats experience. I think that Beats has proven to be a differentiator for us, but now we've even enhanced it, so we're really excited about it as a differentiator as well as bringing it to Windows phone for sure."9. Close-up, HTC 8X smartphone 10. SOUNDBITE (English) David Bruce HTC Spokesman"Both of them feature a Snapdragon S-4 processor. The 8X has a 1.5 dual core variant of that S4 processor and the 8S has that one gig variant of the S-4 processor. This has 16 gigs and a gig of RAM where the S has four gigs and 512 of RAM."11. Tilt up, HTC 8X smartphone 12. SOUNDBITE (English) David Bruce HTC Spokesman"This is a 4.3-inch 720 display and then the 8S is a 4-inch WVGA display."13. Tilt down, HTC 8X smartphone STORYLINEHTC and Microsoft have unveiled two new Windows Phones, the Windows Phone 8X and 8S. The smartphones feature the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and boast a slim design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio and new camera capabilities. HTC says the devices utilize a three dimensional uni-body design influenced by the Windows Phone Live Tiles. HTC says the phones will be available in more than 50 countries and more than 150 carriers beginning in November.