Jon French, head of HTC’s Middle East and Africa operations, showed a 10 second television ad that will flight with Microsoft’s commercials showing contract pricing for the device.
According to the ad, the Windows Phone 8X will be R369 per month on a Vodacom Smart Standard 229 contract.
The lower-cost Windows Phone 8S will be in South Africa by December 2012, French said.
While Virgin Mobile said that it has no plans to range any of these devices, it will reconsider the Samsung Ativ S during Q1 2013.
Vodacom, on the other hand, said that it would be bringing in the Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Ativ S by the end of November 2012.
The network couldn’t confirm the launch of the Windows Phone 8S by HTC, and also said that pricing information will only be available when the devices launch.