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Verizon Opens Pre-Orders for WP8 Phones from HTC, Nokia

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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.

 

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    f0xnewz , November 8, 2012 10:22 PM
    I hope they don't sell a single Nokia 822. Those dumb bastards for not selling the 920. Look at the entire lineup of Nokia windows phones, Verizon had a custom dumbed down crap version special made, doesn't even look like its cousins.

    What a god awful piece of crap. Terrible screen, less storage, no PureView, no Java, no WiFi hot spot, no blue tooth 3.1, no curved glass screen, no NFC, no wireless charging,

    F U Verizon for your embarrassing POS 822, and F U Nokia for signing exclusive with ATT.
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    joytech22 , November 8, 2012 10:45 PM
    WHERES MY LUMIA 920!
    They can release all this other sh*t once they release their flagship.
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    tbouncert , November 8, 2012 10:49 PM
    @f0xnewz

    "F U Nokia for signing exclusive with ATT." I guess you do not know what exclusive means. T-Mobile, Verizon and ATT have Nokia phones. Yes the 920 is just to ATT, but there are other Nokia phones for the other carriers. If this is just a QQ about not being able to get the 920 because you're a Verizon customer....well then haha looooser :) 
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    tbouncert , November 8, 2012 10:49 PM
    @f0xnewz

    "F U Nokia for signing exclusive with ATT." I guess you do not know what exclusive means. T-Mobile, Verizon and ATT have Nokia phones. Yes the 920 is just to ATT, but there are other Nokia phones for the other carriers. If this is just a QQ about not being able to get the 920 because you're a Verizon customer....well then haha looooser :) 
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    tbouncert , November 8, 2012 10:53 PM
    Man I hate it when it double posts, oh well. I can't wait til my 920 gets here!! woooooot.
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    bystander , November 8, 2012 11:35 PM
    f0xnewzI hope they don't sell a single Nokia 822. Those dumb bastards for not selling the 920. Look at the entire lineup of Nokia windows phones, Verizon had a custom dumbed down crap version special made, doesn't even look like its cousins. What a god awful piece of crap. Terrible screen, less storage, no PureView, no Java, no WiFi hot spot, no blue tooth 3.1, no curved glass screen, no NFC, no wireless charging, F U Verizon for your embarrassing POS 822, and F U Nokia for signing exclusive with ATT.

    I doubt very much that if the Nokia 822 does not sell, that they would add a 922 to the list. You should hope it sells like hotcakes, so that they take notice of the WP8 phones and look to expand their list of supported phones.

    If the Nokia 822 flops, it is far less likely that they add a 922.
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    jaquith , November 9, 2012 1:22 PM
    From past experience with 'Windows Mobile' phones starting back 9 years ago (I'm not using one now), only get an HTC and the HTC Windows Phone 8X reviews for the most part seem to be good. I've tried others manufacturers and have had very poor experiences.

    I realize folks may like Nokia and in the past I would agree with them (except Windows Mobile), so do your research and get user feedback before buying.
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    bystander , November 9, 2012 1:39 PM
    jaquithFrom past experience with 'Windows Mobile' phones starting back 9 years ago (I'm not using one now), only get an HTC and the HTC Windows Phone 8X reviews for the most part seem to be good. I've tried others manufacturers and have had very poor experiences.I realize folks may like Nokia and in the past I would agree with them (except Windows Mobile), so do your research and get user feedback before buying.

    How recently have you gone with an HTC WP7 phone? The reason I ask is I was talking with a guy a week ago that was on his 3rd WP7 phone, because his first two HTC's kept breaking on him, however, his Samsung was much better in quality, from his experience.

    Of course every model is different, but as of the most recent WP7 devices, HTC apparently wasn't doing so well. Maybe their new WP8 device is better.