Pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X for VZW now live, ship date Nov. 13th

Pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X for VZW now live, ship date Nov. 13th
While AT&T will be grabbing much of the spotlight with the release of the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC tomorrow November 9th, Verizon is sliding its toe into the fray by announcing that beginning at 1:00am eastern time, Friday November 9th, the carrier will begin accepting pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X.

The Lumia 822 will be $99.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate) on a two-year agreement and the Windows Phone 8X will be $199.99 on a two-year agreement as well. What we will also look forward to learning is what Verizon will have listed as the full-retail price of the devices, especially in comparison to the $450 retail price of the Lumia 920 for AT&T, which is a very, very competitive offering.

Unfortunately, there is still no release date or ship date associated with the announcement. For certain, you can expect your new Windows Phone before Thanksgiving.  However, based on previously leaked MAP documents, it may not be too far of a stretch to expect delivery by November 12th or 13th.

Of course, nothing is really official until you have the goods in your hands. If you pre-order, let us know if the system provides you with any anticipated delivery date, and tell us what you ordered.

source: Verizon

UPDATE: According to sources talking to The Verge, retail pricing will be $549.00 for the Windows Phone 8X by HTC.  For the Nokia Lumia 822, the retail price will be $449.99.  That is the same price that AT&T list as full retail for the Lumia 920.  Knowing that the 920 is a superior product spec-wise, we can speculate that Nokia is offering its own direct retail subsidy to AT&T to give the device an attractive price-point from every angle. 

source: The Verge

UPDATE 2: The pre-order site is live.  All devices have a ship date of Tuesday, November 13th , except the Red Windows Phone 8X by HTC which has a ship date listed as November 21st.  The retail pricing is shown and is in line with what was reported earlier.  So, which Windows Phone and which color are you going to get? 



1. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Verizon works better for me than AT&T, so I will be really annoyed if the 822 is priced over the much superior 920.


Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

is any one looking forward to getting this midrange phone? You*r better of with the L920!

5. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

I'd love to know the reason AT&T has the same phone for $100 while Verizon s $200 on contract. Way to go Big Red!

6. amazinghorse

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

The $100 8X is 8GB. The $200 VZW 8X is 16 GB and has the wireless charging. Is that worth $100? Maybe, maybe not. I like the wireless charging and extra GB's. An 8 GB iPhone fills up really quickly. I can only imagine a similar issue with an 8X.

7. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Don't bash on Big Red if you don't have all the facts. It is releasing the the 8X at 200 because it has more memory and has wireless charging to compete with the Lumia 920.

9. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

Thanks, I knew about the wireless charging but not about the memory difference. 8gb for a modern smartphone seems way to small.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011


10. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Nokia lumia 920 = 768 x 1280 pixels, 332ppi, 32 gb, 8.7 camera megapixels = $99.99 AT&T Nokia lumia 822 = 480 x 800 pixels, 217ppi, 16 gb, 8 camera megapixels = $99.99(after $50 mail-in rebate) Verizon If i have the choice to go to a midrange or a highrange phone for the same price, i definitely go for the Lumia 920!

12. BigCTM

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 2009

It's not that straight forward. The 822 has a micro sd card slot and a removable battery. The 920 does not have either of these. Plus the 822 is lighter.

11. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Kudos to PA for the heads up; just pre ordered a red 8x. This will be given to my 70 year old Mom to (finally) replace a pre2. Probably would have gone 920 but that is not an option on vzw. Sigh.

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