Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X said to launch November 8th from Verizon
While this might all be fascinating to you, we're sure that you are going to want the meat and potatoes information. The recent leak of Big Red's MAP list apparently had the pricing correct as the aforementioned tipster confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 822 will be priced at $99.99 and the HTC 8X will cost $199.99, both with the obligatory two-year contract. He also says to expect the pair to launch via Verizon on November 8th. That is quite a few days earlier than the MAP list called for, which should make Windows Phone fans on Verizon (the both of you) quite happy.
Lastly, the tipster says that Verizon will be offering for free (most likely with a signed contract, of course) some mysterious Samsung manufactured Windows Phone 8 device. This is not the Samsung ATIV S but some other model that has not yet been seen by the public. It all sounds interesting and confirms Verizon's push into Windows Phone 8. All that is left is for Verizon to make the necessary announcements. With AT&T rumored to be pushing back its launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 from November 4th to November 11th, we wonder if this move gave Verizon the impetus to step in front of its rival with an earlier launch of its Windows Phone 8 models.
10. muhsen (Posts: 267; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
its indeed a rip off of lumia 920,
no one can deny that
28. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
then i don't feel that bad that the 920 isn't on verizon, since the 8x is almost the exact same thing
32. -box- (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
The WP8X is hardly the "same thing" as a Lumia 920. No OIS, no wireless charging, no super-sensitive screen, no Nokia-exclusive apps... I know which one I'd rather have, and if I didn't already have that carrier, I'd switch to get it!
18. wp8forever (unregistered)
one more day guys , I never wanted my weekend to end so quick lol I got my Xbox , my surface just missing that 920 ,tomorrow the best phone os will be out and trust me I will be a hit and the main reason is windows 8 ppl tent to relate things so now it will me something familiar they wont be like o whats that phone lol no anymore once the see those tiles they will me that's windows 8 and guess what , ill be like yes it is lol let the hater hate.
7. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
One is 199$ and other is 99$ ... Please stop comparing unrelated phones ..
12. KParks23 (Posts: 461; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Meh I think the 920 looks way better than the 8x and the 822 looks pretty awesome and has great specks for being only 99$
23. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Haven't u notice anything with a check in it is the best.....Nike shoe company....your pay check.... A 100 on a grade u get at school....and the best carrier Verizon
27. -box- (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
8X looks waaaaaaaaay too similar to the Lumia series. It looks GOOD, but then it should with the Lumia's being an "inspiration"
29. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
im pretty sure its microsoft that wants their phones in fruity colors, otherwise HTc would have gone with better desigsn like the ones for the titan II, one s or one x
4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
is it me or nokia and htc exchanged design cue? 822 looks like one x, sort of.. and don't get me started on 8x
6. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
HTC and Nokia Windows phones look similar on the exterior. now it will just be brand names that will be different
9. muhsen (Posts: 267; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
they don't make similar phones, the phrase should be : " htc copied nokia"
11. Topcat488 (Posts: 1172; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
These HTC and Nokia phone are both Ugly, both UI look like AOL 1996, and Windows L8/RT, or whatever the f*ck they use, will be limited Apps wise and confusingly slow... Watch out for Samsung exy-5250 SoC to take charge here ppl. Sammy for all your mobile needs.
15. darkskoliro (Posts: 996; Member since: 07 May 2012)
thought you were going to say something interesting
turns out you're nothing else just another samsung fanboy
17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Topcat, come on, really?
Someone just got the AOL concept being taken
and post it for everyone to see. Doesn't mean
you have to compare with it... Agreed, Microsoft
might have copied and made it better couldn't
8. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
8x & lumia 920 both are monster wp8..but im going for 8x becuase it has lighter & sexiest phone.
16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Topcat, come on, really?
Someone just got the AOL concept being taken and post it for everyone to see. Doesn't mean you have to compare with it... Agreed, Microsoft might have copied and made it better couldn't they??
19. Topcat488 (Posts: 1172; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
There you go posting double again... It's better if you get rid of the WP and get something that uses android OS. The only thing Microsoft will be successful in is wishing. Like their Over-Boss Bill Gate said, if he could have his wishes, he would depopulate the world with his vaccines. I wonder who would be left then to buy his crappy, laggy, confusing, half baked products.
20. wendygarett (unregistered)
Crappy? Ms product are all good built especially Nokia...
Laggy? This is Windows 8 we are talking about, not the 90's ms. Besides, no os are lag-free, even my iPhone lag sometimes...
Confusing? Wtf!!! This is all new ui, so you prefer the twenty year old icon style? There are no much different between tiles and icons so get used to it...
Half-baked? Quite agree because it is closed platform, but its simplicity and easy to use and you know it, better change than never dudes...
I know android is cool, but stop complaining because some are enjoying wp8 and you should respect that
21. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
You know, I thought it was only my iPhone but, much to my chagrin, "i" Lag too.
22. wendygarett (unregistered)
Lol you really know how to make joke
+1 my friend...
Just froze trice so far lol I hope it won't happened Lolol
24. wp8forever (unregistered)
U obviously are and idiot did u just say crappy laggy confusing, half backed os, ok let make some stuff clear for you first laggy lol really when wp8 is even smoother than ios and it used hardware acceleration all over the os, confusing really at least all wp8 are going to be the same once you learn one all the other are equal, unlike android that all the phone are a mess and need to learn all of them individually lol plus wp8 is something original no and ios wanna be is just a copy and a bad one plus wp8 is base on the same kernel as w8 you know what that means is the most powerful os right now can support up to 64 cares so before you talk crap and criticized other ppl preference look at your Android phone and realize is just bad copy of ios.
25. snowgator (Posts: 3287; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I am not an HTC fan, having a horrid experience with the first Titan and only a decent experience with the T2. So maybe I am not the best person to point out that 200.00 on contract for the 8X is stupid. It is a good device, but not a leader.
The 822 is a little "blah" looking and lacks a true top notch screen, but in every other way should be comparable to or excel past the 8X at a ton less pricing. (Camera and actual performance pending, of course.)
26. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Wy would anyone buy the 822? I wouldn't. If it was $0-50 maybe. We want the 920!
30. tidus28 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)
im looking to get a new phone can someone tell me what i should get its bettween the galaxy 3 lumia or the samsung windows phone ?
33. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
I too was crushed when I found out Verizon wasn't getting the Lumia 920 but instead this 822 series. I'll pass on that one but the 8x looks decent. It looks like Htc took a page out of Nokia's book w/the colorful assortment but that's only visually...I'd love to see how the device performs #openmind