So Best Buy has the 8X on pre-order now, $99 for the 8gb model, $149 for the 16gb. With a 2-year contract of course. Finally!
I'll end up getting the 8gb, because I can do everything I need to in the cloud right now, so I don't need a host of local storage. As disheartening as it is to not have expandable storage, I'm excited about this device and Windows Phone 8. Yes, I've sold my soul to Satan. I've even pre-ordered Windows 8! What's the world coming to?
The 8X sports a Qualcomm S4 1.5Ghz Dual Core processor, with 1gb of RAM. 4.3" LCD Front and back cameras, the works. Full spec list here:
Display: 4.3-inch super LCD 2, Gorilla Glass, 1280x720
CPU: Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core
Memory: 16 GB, RAM 1 GB
Network: GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE/ CDMA/ HSPA/ WCDMA/ LTE
Wireless: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 2.4 & 5 GHz
Ports: 3.5mm audio, microUSB
Cameras: Front- 2.1 MP, f/2.0 aperture, ultra-wide angle, 1080p recording; Rear- 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens
Audio: Beats Audio
Battery: 1,800 Ah
Dimensions: 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12mm, 130 grams; 5.21 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches, 4.58 ounces
NFC capable, depending on operator
This thing is a boss hardware-wise. The only thing that is going to be tested is WinPhone 8. Which from all that I've read and heard, I'm pretty excited about.
I'm either going to be happy or miserable the next two years :)