HTC is bullish on Windows Phone and it’s beginning to ink partnerships with dealers around the world. The latest example of that is a new deal with Saudi Telecoms Company (STC) in Saudi Arabia in which HTC will launch its flagship Windows Phone 8X handset. This is great news for anyone outside of the United States or Europe who is hoping to get their hands on one of the most premium Windows Phone 8 handsets that will launch soon.
“We are pleased to announce this new partnership, and we look forward to working with HTC and Microsoft, the leaders in innovative technology,” STC’s GM of Corporate Communications, Eng. Nawaaf Al Shalani said. “This cooperation affirms our dedication to serving our customers, and sheds light on our ability to create comprehensive services and strategic alliances that consolidate our leadership in the IT industry, as the HTC device provides an added value to the smart phone market in general, and without a doubt it is an innovation that will satisfy the demands of the wider STC customer base by giving them the ideal smart phone experience.”
HTC is just as excited for the deal. “This strategic partnership promotes our vision in forming long-term, positive and mutually rewarding relationships with our main partners in the region, where we always seek to produce smart phones that embody pioneering technologies and innovative designs, as reflected in the advanced HTC Windows Phone 8X,” Jon French, HTC’s Vice President MEA said. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to present the HTC Windows Phone 8X to the Saudi consumers.”
HTC is one of Microsoft’s Windows Phone partners and Microsoft, like many smartphone makers, is aggressively trying to push Windows Phone into new markets. As a quick refresher, the Windows Phone 8X will launch in a variety of colors and offers a 4.3-inch Super LCD display, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio support, NFC, 1GB of RAM and more. It’s certainly on our radar this holiday season, although neither STC nor HTC officially said when it will launch in Saudi Arabia.