AT&T HTC 8X available tomorrow, Verizon accepts 8X and Lumia 822 pre-orders

AT&T HTC 8X available tomorrow, Verizon accepts 8X and Lumia 822 pre-orders

Summary: Windows Phone 8 devices will officially be in people's hands tomorrow with Verizon customers getting the change to pre-order their for delivery sometime in the next two weeks.

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AT&T HTC 8X available tomorrow, Verizon accepts 8X and Lumia 822 pre-orders

AT&T accepted pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 earlier this week and my own cyan one should arrive tomorrow. AT&T also just announced that they will have two HTC Windows Phone 8X devices available starting tomorrow. Verizon also announced that their Windows Phone 8 pre-orders start tomorrow so now we just need to hear when T-Mobile will launch their WP8 devices.

AT&T HTC 8X

As you know I paid full price for the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T since it was so competitive. HTC's Windows Phone 8X is coming in at two price levels due to different internal storage capacities. You will be able to purchase the 8GB HTC 8X in California Blue or Limelight for $99.99 or the 16GB California Blue 8X for $199.99, with a 2-year contract. I don't know what the no-contract price is, but it is likely over $500. The Nokia Lumia 920 surprised me with a $450 no-contract price so maybe HTC will as well.

The HTC 8X is a superbly designed smartphone and I love carrying it around in my pocket. The Beats Audio makes an already great sounding device, Windows Phone rules in audio IMHO, even better too. It's a tough choice for AT&T customers and it will be interesting to see what people buy. I would probably buy the Limelight model if it came in at least 16GB capacity. The Lumia 920 comes with 32GB so that is a differentiator.

Verizon HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 822, and Samsung ATIV Odyssey

Verizon has not been an active Windows Phone supporter with just a single device provided over the past two years. The HTC Trophy was a very nice device though and I think people have been reasonably pleased with it. Starting tomorrow you can pre-order the HTC Windows Phone 8X or Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon with a delivery date prior to Thanksgiving (22 November).

These Verizon devices will launch with the exclusive Data Sense app that helps you manage the data you use. During the WP8 launch event Microsoft said people actually ended up browsing MORE when using Data Sense. I understand this will come to other carriers in the future. Verizon customers will also get access to VZ Navigator, Backup Assistant Plus, and NFL Football.

The Windows Phone 8X will be available in blue, black, and red for $199.99 with a 2-year contract while the Lumia 822 will come in black, white, or gray for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and contract. The ATIV Odyssey won't be revealed until later in the year. I am going to a Verizon launch event in Seattle tonight and hope to see these devices and get some answers to questions I have on more specific details. Please let me know if there is anything you want to know about Verizon's launch.

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  • Lumia 920 Availability

    Ask Verizon if they are getting Lumia 920 or any variant sooner
    tamilbalu
    • On my list, but doubt I will get an answer

      I plan to ask that, but it's likely they won't say anything. I still think Nokia should have launched on Verizon too in order to drum up the most business at a time when every phone sale matters.
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
  • T-Mobile

    Any word on these guys, yet?
    x I'm tc
  • Unlocked 920?

    When will these be available? I want to use mine on TMo prepaid. I never seem to be on 3G, only 2G and 4G... and mostly on 2G or wifi at that. I've heard it will work on 2G at present.
    ikissfutebol
    • Late November

      It'll be a few more weeks. There are some "out there" from the BUILD conference that you could theoretically find. There is also Rogers in Canada, which is selling unlocked devices that will work on T-Mobile.
      x I'm tc
    • No 920 on Verizon

      Is there available anywhere an unlocked 920 that would work on Verizon. I've been waiting a long time to trade out my iphone 4s for the 920 and alas, Verizon is not offering the best phone out there!
      nanukofthenorth
  • AT&T HTC 8X available tomorrow, Verizon accepts 8X and Lumia 822 pre-orders

    I would like to see you do a write up on the 8X vs. the Lumia 822. I realize the first is a high end and the other is midrange but a comparison of the two for those of us on Verizon would be nice. Its almost decision time.
    Loverock Davidson-
    • I'm debating on calling Verizon tonight at midnight...

      And ordering my 8x. I'm only a year into my contract but I plan on moving to the family share plan anyway, so i'm hoping i can get away with a prorated ETF and start a new contract and still save a few hundred.

      Otherwise I'll be paying full price. But 8X is definitely the one i'm going for.
      LiquidLearner
      • I'll probably end up with that one too

        But I want to see if the Lumia 822 has anything that the 8X has and vice versa.
        Loverock Davidson-
    • If you like Nokia apps then go with 822, otherwise 8x.

      I really like Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps. After using Nokia Drive on my Lumia 900, I quit using my old GPS.
      Ram U
  • Exclusive color options

    It upset me enough to find that certain phones were going to be exclusive to certain carriers, but colors? that’s ridiculous. They hype these phones and tell us they are coming in a variety of colors yay!....but you know...not all colors...I am on Verizon and I am really glad to see wp8 coming. I am getting the HTC 8X in blue, but my wife was really looking forward to the yellow one. Even for AT&T why is the yellow one only 8gb? I Just don't get it.
    KaseyTheGreat
  • htc 8x

    I have ordered htc 8x from T-Mobile store and they are saving me one on Tuesday when it comes out the crap part is u can only get the California blue, from t mobile, I wanted the black, its dumb to give every carrier different colors...no sense in that
    gevabar