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Bell HTC 8S will be $279.95 outright, dummy devices have arrived and preparing for Feb. 1st launch


Clearly is not the most amazing news to arrive, but news nonetheless. We let you know yesterday that Bell will be launching the Windows Phone 8S by HTC on February 1st. We can now confirm that the no-term pricing will fall inline with Virgin’s price structure at $279.95 outright. In addition, dummy devices have arrived at Bell locations – above is a pic that shows the 8S sitting next the HTC 8X.

If you’re thinking about grabbing this entry-level Windows Phone 8 device then make sure you read our full review here.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • nexus 4 life

    very good looking device. butter whole multiple color thinng seems so apple and to be frank g*y.

    • omar

      all the people that want this on wind. get it outright from bell. wind will have this phone soon for much more than 300$

  • Sweet

    That’s a good deal. I hope it takes off.

  • screamer

    Is it not the blackberry price?

    • Sgt.Romanov

      Have to wait until next week for BB10 pricing , can only hope though ;)

  • Ka-ra-te Master, The Fifth Dan

    Same colour as virgin?? Super fail.

    What is it that these dinosaur Canadian carriers don’t understand? O

    ne of the main selling points of these Windows Phone 8 devices is the multiple colours. These old foggies making decisions need to be put of to pasteur.

    • Sweet

      By offering only one colour, the carrier (or distributer or HTC, depending on whether the carrier can return unsold phones at no cost to them) reduces the risk of getting phones that the customers won’t buy. That’s why we in Canada have always been stuck with the usual colours of black and silver, and relatively recently, white.

      That’s my understanding of it.

  • sinkiller

    Not to mention no Nokia 920 devices. Its the best selling W8 devices. Bell customers have to settle for second best at higher prices.

    • COBwiggy

      Rogers has exclusive rights to that right now.

  • Rich

    Great comment system, deletes half the things I post and no, they aren’t troll posts. I know this one will go through though because I’m not saying anything useful.

  • MattyMattMatt

    Wait, what… its not a hundred dollars more expensive for no apparent reason? Bell, are you trying to make sense?

  • bob

    The Nexus 4 is well worth the extra $30.

    • Keith

      Nothing made by LG is worth paying for. To make matters worse the Nexus has Android on it which makes the Nexus 4 about as appealing as a root canal with a migraine.

  • Damreal

    As much as I would love to own a Win 8 phone I can’t justify buying this with the horrible space/ram and awful camera it has!! Sorry beats audio is nothing but bait and switch ! The Year old Motorola Motolux is 3 x the phone this is with better specs and a 8 megapixel camera !! And again that is a year old phone with Ginger bread 2.3 lol brutal how HTC passes this crap through the FCC and onto uneducated consumers !!

    • freestaterocker

      The Lumia 620 will be the same price range, maybe cheaper, and come with twice the onboard storage, AND swappable backs, so even if they only get one color it will be easy to have your choice… Plus, you get the awesome Nokia apps and support!

    • Darth Paton

      sorry, but if you are honestly comparing this phone to the motorola motoluxe, you should just stop commenting and wasting everybody’s time

  • Miguel

    For an entry level device, it looks good.

  • Frosty

    I’m thinking of buying this off Virgin to use on Wind mobile. I’ve heard of other people doing that here with great success.

    I know wind themselves are slated to get their own 8S (unfortunately also in the same color).

    Are there any differences to getting it off Virgin and using it on Wind and just waiting a bit until Wind get’s their own? I plan on buying it outright.

  • Mark

    For this price I can buy a iPhone 4 16GB almost brand new from classified sites

    • Darth Paton

      so you’d rather have a used piece of crap, running a laggy under-performing old version of iOS than a brand new phone with a better design, the same specs, and much better operating system for the same price?

  • waki-G

    @keith about LG I know past LG products have been complete s**t but I am using the LG Optimus G and I love it. I think its better than the note 2. I have used both.

  • bilzkh

    Windows Phone 7 was mostly supported by lower-priced devices (i.e. Lumia 710 and 610). Devices such as the 8S and Lumia 620 are WP’s best bet to be honest, its value is highest in low/mid-level smartphone market.

  • Jesse

    Hmm….looks good, but the Lumia 620 looks slightly better. Time will tell. That’s still a killer price for something of that build quality/hardware.

  • alex perrier

    buying this as soon as wind gets it

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