Guess who we bumped into at last night's launch of the Windows Phone 8x? It's Linda Persson, our FHM Online Babe for this month! And she's looking as vava-voom as ever, treating guests and media peeps alike to a sneak peek of the the new smartphone from HTC.
Yes, it is stunning
Then a thought entered our minds: We don't want Linda just posing around, we also want to know her two-cents' worth on the device, and maybe entice us with her kakakilig accent into getting one (we would've had a hard time saying no to this Fil-Swede bombshell).
So we asked away. But before we spill the beans on what she said, let us first give you an idea on what the HTC Windows Phone 8x really is all about. After all, it's the true star of the night, right? Right?
HTC Windows Phone 8x
We'll give it to you straight: The Windows Phone 8x is one of the sexiest phones ever created. No BS! It's right up there with the likes of the Nokia N9, the HTC One X, and the iPhone 5. Which is why a babe like Linda is the right model for it. It's slim and sleek, with a slightly curved and tapered back side that makes you think it's even more svelte than it actually is.
The Windows Phone 8x comes with a unibody design (it has no removable front and back covers), which might be bad news for those who like to swap batteries, though we say they should take comfort in the fact that this design quirk makes the 8x look more elegant while conserving space. It's also of polycarbonate construction, giving it an added premium appeal.
Under the hood you've got a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU (optimized for the Windows Phone 8 platform) making things run more seamlessly. That's in partnership with 1GB of RAM for your mobile apps usage. On the eye-candy side of things, you've got a 4.3-inch touchscreen 720p HD display with Gorilla Glass 2 for added durability. The Windows Phone 8x also boasts an 8-megapixel main camera with 1080p HD video. It also has a 2-megapixel front shooter with a wider viewing scope to capture more of the gal or dude you're video calling online.
Our only beef with the device? It doesn't have a microSD card slot (another disadvantage of a unibody design) and "only" has 16GB of storage. Don't get us wrong, 16GB is a lot, but for those who like to cram a lot of videos and other multimedia content on their smartphones, baka bitin.
Pricing and availability
Sounds good? If you're interested, Smart's now offering the smartphone via its Unlimited Data Plan 2000. For those who don't want to get tied down with a monthly fee, prepare to shell out P26,490.
And yes, we haven't forgotten about Linda...
NEXT: We ask Linda Persson, "Okay ba ang Windows Phone 8x?"