You are all aware of how damned good a job Samsung have done copying the iPhone over the years, but it is not just Samsung that’s into the photocopy games these days. Apparently, taking a cue from the runaway success that Samsung has had, HTC are in too, and this time it is Nokia being aped.
You all know I love my HTC One X. What I have never said is the fact that it has been clear to me that HTC borrowed some design ideas from the Nokia N9 (and its Lumia cousins) for the One X. I kept quiet because, Hey it was just one device. But take a look at the new HTC Windows Phone flagship, the 8X, and tell me that it isn’t another imitation job.
Announced yesterday, the HTC 8X packs a 1.5 GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, a 1280×720-pixel (342PPI) 4.3-inch, an 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, NFC, and Beats Audio enhancement.
Well, the party just got more exciting.