Verizon Opens Pre-Orders for WP8 Phones from HTC, Nokia
Starting Friday, Verizon customers can pre-purchase the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822.
Verizon Wireless has revised its October 29 report regarding its upcoming Windows Phone 8 smartphone lineup, adding that the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822 will be available for pre-purchase starting November 9 at 1am ET.
In a blog revised on Thursday, Verizon said the Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be available by Thanksgiving in Blue, Red or Black color models for $199.99 with a new two-year contract. The Red and Black color models will be Verizon Wireless exclusives.
HTC's sleek Windows Phone 8 device will sport a 4.3-inch HD-resolution LCD 2 screen protected by Gorilla Glass 2. It will also have support for wireless charging, an 8MP CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) on the back (and a physical shutter button), a 2.1MP, f/2.0 aperture 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera, Beats Audio and more.
As for the Nokia Lumia 822, this phone will also be an exclusive at Verizon. The company plans to have it in stock by Thanksgiving, offering it in Black, White and Grey color models for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two year contract.
This Windows Phone 8 device will have a bright 4.3-inch display with ClearBlack technology, a 1.5 GHz dual-core SoC, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for an additional 32 GB. Also included will be an 8MP camera featuring advanced Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, and a front facing camera with 720p HD resolution.
In addition to these two phones, Verizon plans to offer yet another Windows Phone 8 exclusive with the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. Verizon said it plans to make it available by the end of the year, but will provide more info about its release at a later date.
Samsung's new phone will reportedly sport a 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED multi-touch screen with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 SoC. Also included will be 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera on the back, a 2MP camera on the front, and a microSD card slot for extra storage.