*Edit* it's blue. The price is $279.99 on a 30 day or $79.99 on a no term contract.
The entry-level HTC Windows Phone 8s is now available from Virgin Mobile Canada.
It runs Windows Phone 8 and looks similar to the 8x but the 8s has a smaller 4", 800x480 Super LCD display, dual-core 1Ghz Snapdragon S4 (2 x 1.5ghz on the 8x), 512MB of RAM (1GB on the 8x), 5MP camera that shoots 720p video (8MP and 1080P w/8x) and 4GB of storage that can be expanded with MicroSD cards (vs 8 or 16GB non-expandable).
While the processor is 'only' clocked at 1Ghz it's important to remember than the 8s' display contains about 2.5x less pixels than the 8x. While it means the 8s display will look a little more coarse compared to the 8x it also means that 8s' graphics processor doesn't need to work as hard. This means that the 8s could be faster than the 8x at running 3D games.
Anyways, it's a nice looking phone. Anyone interested in one?
Big3 complained (multiple times) that Wind was not making requests properly for tower sharing and worse, in some documented cases asking for access then changing their minds and not even using them