Check out our hands on with the devices here.

11:44AM EDT - Sorry for the network issues earlier, off to the demo area now!

11:43AM EDT - And the keynote is over, time to go hands on!

11:43AM EDT - AT&T, TMo and Verizon will get the 8X in the US

11:43AM EDT - The 8X/8S will be available in November

11:43AM EDT - This is the biggest, most ambitious launch that MS/HTC have ever partnered on

11:42AM EDT - The 8X/8S will be brought to more markets/partners than any previous Windows Phone

11:42AM EDT - That's a pretty bold statement, wonder how Nokia feels about that

11:42AM EDT - The 8X and 8S will be positioned as the signature phones for Windows Phone 8

11:42AM EDT - HTC and MS are working closer than ever to deliver a single, integrated campaign

11:41AM EDT - Had to design a device that could stand out from the crowd but deliver Windows Phone 8, had to bring these devices to market in the right way

11:41AM EDT - Talking about doing things differently

11:41AM EDT - Jason Mackenzie, HTC President is now on stage

11:40AM EDT - That same audio amplifier drives the speaker as well

11:39AM EDT - The 8X comes with an integrated headphone amplifier

11:39AM EDT - beats audio coming to Windows Phone

11:39AM EDT - beats audio

11:39AM EDT - Now talking about sound quality

11:38AM EDT - Ultra wide 88-degree viewing angle for the front camera to fit more people in a close up shot

11:38AM EDT - Features f/2.0 lens

11:38AM EDT - The 8X has a 2.1MP front camera, captures 1080p video

11:37AM EDT - f/2.0 aperture for the 8X

11:37AM EDT - The 8X features the same camera module and image chip as the One X

11:37AM EDT - Same technology (as the One X) to Windows Phone

11:37AM EDT - Talking about cameras

11:37AM EDT - Made some big investments in a couple of key areas

11:36AM EDT - Talking about customizing internal components to get this shape

11:36AM EDT - Talking about getting the colors right and getting the shape/design right

11:34AM EDT - I suspect Nokia has some influence here

11:34AM EDT - Such a huge departure from what HTC does in the Android space

11:34AM EDT - Lots of color here

11:34AM EDT - Now playing a video of some of the Windows Phone 8 device engineers

11:33AM EDT - Considered design and color holistically when designing these phones

11:33AM EDT - Now talking about the 8S, the smaller/cheaper device

11:32AM EDT - HTC really has done a great job with design and build quality lately

11:32AM EDT - Micro drilled all speaker holes on the front/back of the 8X, similar to what was done on the One X

11:32AM EDT - Gorilla Glass wraps around all four sides

11:32AM EDT - All buttons are flush with the surface

11:31AM EDT - I think they're talking about the placement of the battery in the stack

11:31AM EDT - Stacked the internal components of the phone like a pyramid, this is interesting

11:31AM EDT - Perfect 3D embodiment of the simple design of the live tiles

11:30AM EDT - A lot of common ground between HTC's philosophy and the Windows Phone 8 device design

11:30AM EDT - HTC design philosophy: simple, crafted and human

11:29AM EDT - "No phone that has truly embodied the promise of Windows Phone"

11:29AM EDT - Talking about the connection between Windows Phone tiles and phone design

11:28AM EDT - Er design even

11:28AM EDT - Now talking about deisgn

11:28AM EDT - Windows Phone 8X and 8S

11:28AM EDT - Announcing the Windows Phone 8X and 8S

11:22AM EDT - Connectivity is being a bit flaky at the venue, sorry for the slow updates

11:19AM EDT - Steve Ballmer is joing Peter on stage

11:19AM EDT -

11:19AM EDT - Although we're still waiting for the official announcement and details, we did just post some details on the new Windows Phone 8X and 8S

11:16AM EDT - HTC is going to talk about its new Windows Phones

11:15AM EDT - Today is going to be another major change in the mobile industry

11:14AM EDT - HTC's CEO Peter Chou just took the stage

11:07AM EDT - We are seated, things look to be running a bit late but stay tuned

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  • mdonatas - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Please make an option to have new entries appear at the bottom (preferably default).
    Even while typing this comment the comment box has scrolled down and I had to scroll to click "POST COMMENT". Selecting text or links is also a pain when it scrolls away from the mouse pointer.
    Also having to scroll down to then scroll up to read in chronological order is also weird...
  • melgross - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    My first comment seems to have disappeared, and it had me log in again. What gives? I wonder if this one will show up.

    My comment involved the wrapped around Gorilla glass. Are they saying that the entire back is covered in Gorilla glass? If so, these will be the most breakable phones yet.
  • falko2904 - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    I believe they are saying, and it looks like it in the illustration that the gorilla glass on the face is slightly wrapped around the 4 edges of the phone. The Nokia has the glass wrapped slightly around the side edges, where this also wraps them top and bottom edges or sides. The back is not glass.
  • B3an - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Not bad but don't really compare to the Lumia 920 - Nokia apps, PureView, wireless charging, better design, bigger battery, the touchscreen works with gloves on and is slightly higher res too (1280x768). Unlike a certain cupertino company Nokia know how to innovate.
  • IKeelU - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Really gorgeous phones, from the pictures. Way to go HTC.
  • datobin1 - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    I don't see sprint listed, any info about sprint offering these phones?
  • LB-ID - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Sprint is not carrying these phones, at least initially.
  • PubFiction - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    Sprint dropping the ball again how annoying. Sprint seems to have a bad taste in their mouth from the touch pro days and they cant seem to shake it. It just shows how they dont change with the times.

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