Other than the odd name, the HTC Windows Phone 8S seems to be a great mainstream smartphone with an entry-level price tag.
The handset is on pre-order at BuyMobilePhones for a mere £14.66 per month on a two-year contract on T-Mobile with two plans available - Small Internet and Medium Internet.
The original price of the contract is £15.50 but comes with a £20 automatic cashback. The first plan bundles 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB data while the second one has 50 minutes, 250 texts and 750MB data. In both cases, T-Mobile will not charge extra should the user go beyond the allocated data allowance.
As for the phone itself, it was unveiled only a few weeks ago. It comes with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip (the Krait-based MSM8227 clocked at 1GHz), 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), a 4in Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a five-megapixel camera, with LED flash and 720p video recording, Beats Audio technology, and a 1,700mAh battery.
The phone is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 smartphone on the market SIM-free, with a starting price of £217.