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WP8 Device Pre-Orders Commence at Best Buy

Best Buy has kicked off pre-orders for Nokia and HTC-developed smartphones running on Microsoft's latest mobile operating system. The US retailer's website lists the Lumia 920 for $149.99 through a two-year contract. The price for the device without the contract is $599.99. Meanwhile, the HTC 8X will be available for $99.99 with a contract and $599.99 without one.

The listings, however, don't detail when those who pre-order can expect delivery. All it says is that devices "will ship when available." AT&T and Nokia had announced a partnership earlier in the month where the former will exclusively carry the Lumia 920 in the U.S. during November.

Microsoft will officially announce Windows Phone 8 on October 29, three days after its Windows 8 operating system launches.

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  • assasin32
    Honest question, does anyone here actually know someone with a Windows based phone. I know I don't everyone has an Android or Iphone.

    Wouldn't mind seeing what Windows 8 phones are like now I had a windows mobile based phone before Android was around, it was quite good for what it was back than. Though I don't believe I have ever seen one, even in stores.
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  • Leopardos
    Cant wait :)
    Im soooo going to buy it...
    Sound promising for me with all the features ... the Phone and OS since i work with MS servers !
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  • jcurry23
    a guy I worked with had a windows phone he seemed to like it.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    assasin32Honest question, does anyone here actually know someone with a Windows based phone. I know I don't everyone has an Android or Iphone.Wouldn't mind seeing what Windows 8 phones are like now I had a windows mobile based phone before Android was around, it was quite good for what it was back than. Though I don't believe I have ever seen one, even in stores.I'm with you at least part of the way. I upgraded my phone from an Omnia SCH-i910 to a DROID RAZR MAXX. Literally the difference was night and day and I felt like I was getting ripped off for data plans. There's no comparison in what my old phone could do and what my new phone can. When I upgraded, I kept in mind the amount of apps available for iPhones and Androids. I hate Apple, so it was Android for me. I wasn't aware of any sort of Appstore for the Windows Phone 7.5 at the time. I will say this, though. It looks like Windows Phone buttons are more user friendly for those with big fingers. That would've been a plus for me, although there are Windows 7 (soon 8) based themes available for Adroid phones.

    Windows 8 should stay on Phones, Tablets and Touchscreen PCs (like HP TouchSmarts). The way it's set up is completely not user-friendly. I almost wonder if Microsoft is trying to do away with the keyboard and mouse in future releases of Windows.
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  • unionoob
    assasin32Honest question, does anyone here actually know someone with a Windows based phone. I know I don't everyone has an Android or Iphone.Wouldn't mind seeing what Windows 8 phones are like now I had a windows mobile based phone before Android was around, it was quite good for what it was back than. Though I don't believe I have ever seen one, even in stores.
    I know one person with Lumia 800, and got to try it for 1 day and gotta say, phone was very good, fast and easy to use. Since then I am thinking to upgrade my Samsung I9000 to an WP.
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  • memadmax
    assasin32Honest question, does anyone here actually know someone with a Windows based phone. I know I don't everyone has an Android or Iphone.Wouldn't mind seeing what Windows 8 phones are like now I had a windows mobile based phone before Android was around, it was quite good for what it was back than. Though I don't believe I have ever seen one, even in stores.
    I've played around with WinMobile 6 phones at work, they are alright, it does what it's intended to do: Make phone calls =P
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  • vaughn2k
    Loved the Lumia 810 with Windows Mango 7.5... I hope this is better...
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  • damianrobertjones
    JOSHSKORNI wasn't aware of any sort of Appstore for the Windows Phone 7.5 at the time.
    The moment you plugged your phone into a pc you should have been prompted to install Zune. That's the store or on the phone itself?


    JOSHSKORNWindows 8 should stay on Phones, Tablets and Touchscreen PCs (like HP TouchSmarts). The way it's set up is completely not user-friendly.
    Tell that to my home computers and work laptop... none have touch screens. Even a three year old can use the 'Modern UI'.
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  • memadmax
    "Even a three year old can use the 'Modern UI'. "

    That's the problem, most of us computer users are not three year olds...... >_>
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  • rebel1280
    No Instagram, Pandora and lack of ability to connect a controller to play games are just some examples of why i decided that im going to get a S3. To bad that every phone now only uses HDMI to ouput video, kinda sucks because my SUV only has RCA input :( I play a lot of games and watch Netflix during lunch at work. Sure there are alternatives to Pandora, thats not what im talking about. I want officially supported apps not work around apps. Also, the IGN app is probably the worst app ever on the WP7.
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