HTC has announced its new Windows Phone 8S which is a toned-down version of the Windows Phone 8X, Targeting midrange users who desire a stylish handset packed with the new OS from Microsoft. The new smartphone somehow echoes the earlier One S and One X models while the design may have taken its inspiration from the Lumia series of Nokia. The 8S strikes the familiar colorific cache molded from high quality polycarbonates. Rectangular with smooth rounded edges and corners, the device comes in four color schemes smartly labeled as Fiesta red, Atlantic blue, Domino black-white, and Highrise yellowish gray. It looks flatter and more toylike with its smaller screen of 4 inches covered beneath with a panoramic smooth plastic. The space below the display nestles the iconic pictograms of Microsoft representing those popular Windows keys for Search, Back, and Start. Moreover, there is a power button on the top edge right next to the 3.5mm headphone jack, a volume control, and a rear camera of 5 megapixels with LED flash. The HTC Windows Phone 8S is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S$ processor of 1GHz, a RAM of 512MB, storage of 4GB, microSD slot, and a battery of 1,700 mAh. The 10.28mm 8S is scheduled to hit the shelves in early November.