Virgin Mobile to release the HTC 8S, inventory shows $279.99 outright

We posted news a couple days ago that showed a few accessories for the Windows Phone 8S by HTC arrived in Bell’s inventory system, this is a good indication that a launch is imminent. If you’ve been holding out to score this entry-level WP8 device then you’ll have another option on your hands. We’ve received an internal screenshot that reveals the 8S will also be heading towards Virgin Mobile in the coming weeks. The price? How does $279 outright sound?

THe 8S has a 4-inch display (480×800 resolution), 5MP camera that shoots 720p HD videos,  a 1 GHz dual-core processor, Beats Audio and it looks like we’ll get the blue version. We’ll bring you more info about the official launch date soon.

(Thanks tipster!)