Why? And when will Windows Phone 8 be ready? HTC revealed that Microsoft will only have its operating system completely finished around the end of October. The first two HTC Windows Phone devices, the 8X and 8S will hit retail shelves in early November.
"Windows Phone 8 will be released at the end of October. We hope to be in shops days afterwards," a spokesman for HTC confirmed.
That extra time will hopefully allow all new devices to launch on a ton of carriers. In the U.S., HTC’s Windows Phones will arrive on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Globally, the phones will land on 126 carriers across 50 countries.