HTC 8XT now available, is Sprint’s first Windows Phone 8 device

HTC 8XT on Sprint

Sprint recently announced the availability of the carrier's very first Windows Phone 8 device, the HTC 8XT. This new Windows Phone 8 device is now available for purchase for those of you on Sprint eagerly waiting to get your hands on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

"The HTC 8XT is visually stunning and sonically brilliant. With dual front-facing stereo speakers, built-in amp, Beats Audio and HTC BoomSound, you'll experience studio quality sound the way the artist intended. The 8XT integrates the Microsoft suite of services and corporate security features you rely on every day. In or out of the office, your team will remain connected and productive," Sprint stated on its website.

The HTC 8XT is available for $99.99, after a $50 rebate and two-year contract. For those that don't know, the HTC 8XT features dual front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier, an 8-megapixel main camera with auto-focus and LED flash, and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera. Here are the other specs of the new device from Sprint:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.4GHz dual-core CPUs supporting 4G LTE
  • 1080p video capture
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM memory
  • microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB memory cards,
  • Crisp 4.3-inch display,
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS support
  • Large 1,800mAh lithium-ion battery

The HTC 8XT is now available (as of July 19th) at Sprint. If you are on Sprint, you can finally enjoy a Windows Phone 8 device! Sprint also plans on releasing another Windows Phone 8 device, called the Samsung ATIV S Neo, later this summer and it will run for $149.99 with a new two-year contract. Hit the source to check out the HTC 8XT on Sprint's website.