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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.
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  • 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.
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  • "Microsoft's HTC smartphones" ?
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  • luciferano
    prajith"Microsoft's HTC smartphones" ?
    HTC smartphones with Windows.
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  • lpedraja2002
    bigdragonI'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.
    The thing is you don't need data plans for smartphones but the only way to get them at prices we can afford is to get them with a expensive data plan. Say you don't want a data plan, be prepared to pay $500 or more for your phone! Damn carriers!
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  • xkm1948
    Any carrier but AT&T. Horrible service and horrible signal at where I live. Too bad I was really interested in the Lumia 920. Hope there will be non contract version available soon.
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  • Bloob
    lpedraja2002The thing is you don't need data plans for smartphones but the only way to get them at prices we can afford is to get them with a expensive data plan. Say you don't want a data plan, be prepared to pay $500 or more for your phone! Damn carriers!So you'd rather pay $200 now and $2000 over the next 2 years? If you don't need a dataplan, then you paying that $500-700 comes out (much) cheaper in the long run.
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  • kyuuketsuki
    Er, correct me if I'm wrong, but the HTC One X+ and VX are not Windows Phones. The only HTC Windows Phones are the 8X and 8S.
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