Windows Phone 8 Pre-Orders May Start October 21

According to The Verge's sources, Windows Phone 8 pre-orders from AT&T will commence on October 21, despite handsets being not expected to launch until October 29.

The carrier will apparently begin taking pre-orders on the HTC 8X, Nokia's Lumia 920, Samsung's Ativ Smart PC and the Asus Vivo Tab RT on the aforementioned date.

AT&T will sell both Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone devices, while the latter will also be available from other carriers, including T-Mobile. The 920, however, will be an exclusive handset to AT&T.

As for Microsoft's HTC smartphones, AT&T is planning to sell the HTC One X+, One VX and Windows Phone 8X.

Windows 8 is due for a release on October 26, alongside the launch of Microsoft's Surface tablet.


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  • frombehind
    Cool. Don't need one though.

    It will however be interesting to see windows 8 in action... the mobile version, i want see if the apps measure up.
  • bigdragon
    I'm no fan of Windows 8, but Windows Phone 8 has my attention. I like what they're trying to do here. Now if only the monthly fees weren't so astronomical for cell service with a smart phone. I enjoy my $15 a month old calls-only phone. Quintupling that monthly expense is not something I'm very interested in doing.
  • Anonymous
    "Microsoft's HTC smartphones" ?