STC announces strategic partnership with HTC and Microsoft and launches HTC Windows Phone 8X in KSA
- Saudi Arabia: Thursday, October 18 - 2012 at 16:34
- PRESS RELEASE
STC Group signed a strategic partnership with HTC and Microsoft today, through which the company will operate the new HTC Windows Phone 8X, exclusively in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
"We are pleased to announce this new partnership, and we look forward to working with HTC and Microsoft, the leaders in innovative technology," said STC's GM of Corporate Communications, Eng. Nawaaf Al Shalani.
Al Shalani added, "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."
On his part, Jon French, HTC Vice President MEA at HTC, commented on the partnership: "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."
French maintained: "We are thrilled for the opportunity to present the HTC Windows Phone 8X to the Saudi consumers."
In this regard, Microsoft Middle East spokesperson, said: "The announcement of this partnership today is a proof of the collaboration strength that gathered 3 of the communication industry leaders, where the customers in Saudi Arabia will be able to experience the latest smart phone technology with HTC Windows Phone 8X, operated by STC."
It is worth mentioning that the HTC Windows Phone 8X features a Windows Phone 8 operating system, in addition to a 3D design based on Windows Phone Live Tiles. The elegantly designed device is resilient and flexible, and imparts vividness to the digital world through a remarkable 2.1mp, f/2.0 camera, and with a high precision front-facing camera, not to mention a sensitive 8mp CMOS rear-facing camera and an f/2.0 lens accompanied by an LED flash, and a high precision 28mm lens. The HTC Windows Phone 8X comes fully loaded with a memory card, a Beats Audio Integration system, which offers real-time, stereo-quality sounds, in addition to an LCD2 high definition screen.
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