Pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X for AT&T might start on October 21

Pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X for AT&T might start on October 21
Even though we know that Microsoft has an event scheduled for October 29 – an event to celebrate the launch of Windows Phone 8, pre-ordering the first smartphones running it might be possible prior to that date. Or at least that is what an anonymous tipster shared with The Verge yesterday. The source claims that AT&T will start accepting pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X on October 21. Supposedly, the smartphones will be available in retail stores some day in early November, meaning that pre-orders should have started shipping by then.

But wait, there's more! The Samsung Ativ Smart PC and the Asus Vivo Tab RT will also be made available for pre-order on the aforementioned date – October 21. If the tipster is to be trusted, their launch is scheduled for only a few days later – on October 26, to be more specific.

Unfortunately, we have no way of confirming the credibility of this rumor, meaning that it is too early to circle the dates we mentioned in your calendar. Just sit tight for now, folks, and be patient as an official word on the matter should come relatively soon. 

source: The Verge

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)
Windows Phone 8X
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.3h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

8X: 500 euros 8S: 290 euros

2. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The ATIV is conspicuous by it's absence. Looking ahead to the 21st to see what is new and improved, and getting excited to play with some new devices!!!

3. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

8x shouldn't be sold on ATT. It will be overshadowed by the L920. Sad, bad business decision. It will look bad as comparison starts within ATT. Will make look bad for other carriers.

4. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Not if the 920 is over priced, you will see a lot of hit on the 8x.

5. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Steve Ballmer said the HTC 8X was the Windows Phone flagship. If Nokia out does HTC, then what the heck was Steve Ballmer smokin'?

6. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

I bet if they would have put 32GB storage on-board instead of 16 GB it would.

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

So far, L920 is the god child of all WP. Everyone wants it, supposedly. I wonder in the 8x came with 32gig storage, would that change some brainwashed minds?

9. DP777

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 is the best smartphone on the market. Please compare these phones honestly. HTC sucks. Even Lumia 820 is much better than HTC 8X.

11. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

I don't care what anyone says HTC make a good product.

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Honestly HTC offering is better especially with beats audio under the hood along with the quality headphones. The 920 is heavier and thicker then the 8x. I believe the 920 has a quad core processor however the dual core which HTC sports is more then enough for current windows phone offerings. Also windows phone is the only OS with proper thread scheduling.

10. DP777

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

You are right that it's heavier and thicker and has much better dispalay and the best camera on the market, 32 GB of memory against 16 of HTC, Lumia 920 has wireless charger and HD Dolby Stereo sound, better battery, the best navigation and maps, Nokia City Lens, exclusive maps, Optical image stabilisation. But you are right that HTC is lighter and thinner. HTC may compete only with Lumia 820, but Lumia 820 is still better. Jsy compare and you will see that HTC 8X by all specs is avarege quality phone but not a flagman.

12. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I recommend all windows phone fans to wait till end or 2012 or first of 2013 and buy a Quad-Core Windows Phoen with htc's Brand

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