Windows Phone 8 hits Europe this weekend, US later in November

Windows Phone 8 hits Europe this weekend, US later in November
No good event can end without some release dates or at least release windows, and Microsoft hasn't disappointed on that front with its Windows Phone 8 event. The lucky region this time is Europe, which will see the first Windows Phone 8 devices launch this weekend, and the US will see devices sometime in November.

The first phones to launch will be the Nokia Lumia 920 (obviously), and the Samsung ATIV S, which will both be made available this weekend in Europe, and roll out to the rest of the world later in November. As far as other notable US releases, Verizon offer the Nokia Lumia 822 for $49 and the HTC 8X for $199 with a two-year contract, and are planned for release by Thanksgiving. 

T-Mobile, will also get the HTC 8X, but it will only cost $149 (cheaper because of the lack of LTE), and the Lumia 810 for $99, both launching November 14th. Lastly, AT&T will get both the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, and the HTC 8X at some point in November, but no pricing or specific release dates were announced. 

source: Microsoft



2. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

AT&T you suck!! Give up the information on the 920!!! WTF?!?!

9. papss unregistered

I agree.. only the 920 is worth talking about so why news about all but the 920.. freak!

10. nd_arn

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 16, 2012


11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Why wouldn't T-Mobile's version (810) be the same price as the Verizon (822)? No LTE in the T-Mo, and while there is the higher subsidy rates, it's a bit ridiculous.

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

this is because of EE i guess!! and this is good for WP! btw... wow price $49 fora lumia 822.... amazing! i think a lot of people will want that!

15. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

What about the HTC 8S? Whats up with that ? Was going to get it for my son.

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