Still, given rumors that Verizon might also be offering the Lumia 920 alongside the HTC 8X and 8S Windows Phones, I was hoping that we Verizon users were going to have a bounty of Windows Phones from which to choose starting in November.
(For those who continue to ask me why I don't just switch from Verizon, which hasn't been a Windows Phone champion -- to put it mildly -- my reason is the Verizon data coverage in New York City cannot be beat. Places where AT&T phones don't work are places where my Verizon phone still works just fine. And this matters a lot to me.)
There's still a chance that Verizon may have a modified version of the Lumia 920... a Lumia 92X or some such. But so far neither Nokia nor Verizon has announced such a device. And if AT&T has a three-month exclusive on the 920 (something we don't know for sure, but some phone watchers are anticipating), that would mean none of the other U.S. carriers will have a high-end Lumia device in time for holiday 2012.
Microsoft is slated to launch Windows Phone 8 on October 29. Windows Phone 8 devices are expected to begin shipping in early November across a number of carriers worldwide. Nokia, HTC and Samsung have taken the wraps off their Windows Phone 8 devices already, though they've been unable/unwilling to allow real reviews of any of them, since Microsoft is trying to hold back on disclosing so-far-officially-unannounced Windows Phone 8 features.
There's still no word on pricing for the Nokia 920 or 820 on AT&T.