HTC Windows Phone 8S now available from £11 per month

Less than six months after the introduction of Windows Phone 8, you can now grab a decent smartphone running this operating system for as little as £11 per month (that’s a total cost of ownership of £264 over the duration of the two year contract). That smartphone is HTC’s Windows Phone 8S.

The deal is available from Phones4U on Vodafone’s 24 Month Your Plan 11. It comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts and no data.

Arguably, the deal works best for people who want to get their hands on a Windows Phone 8 device without forking out the £160 that the HTC Windows Phone 8S costs on PAYG.

The device comes with a 4in 800 x 480 pixels Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording, Beats Audio technology,

Check out our review of the Windows Phone 8S here and have a look at the salient points of Windows Phone 8, as a mobile platform.

Other potential rivals worth looking at are the Nokia Lumia 620, Lumia 520 and the Huawei Ascend W1.

The arrival of very affordable Windows Phone 8 shows that Microsoft is clearly going for Android's jugular and will spare no effort to increase its market share.