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October 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Details on Windows Phone 8 pricing, availability

Here are some more details on prices and availability for Windows Phone 8 devices, which Microsoft launched this morning.

  • Verizon Wireless will carry HTC’s high-end Windows Phone 8X for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. It will also carry, exclusively, the Nokia Lumia 822 for $99.99 with a 2-year contract. Both of those will be available by Thanksgiving.

    In addition, Verizon will also carry exclusively the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, available in December. No pricing was specified for the Ativ Odyssey.

  • AT&T will carry, exclusively, the high-end Nokia Lumia 920. It will also carry the Lumia 820 and HTC Windows Phone 8X. The phones will be available in November but no date or price was specified.
  • T-Mobile will carry HTC’s Windows Phone 8X for $149.99 for the 16GB version and the Nokia Lumia 810 from $99.99, both with a 2-year contract. They will be available on Nov. 14.
  • In addition, all 65 Microsoft Stores this holiday season will carry all the phones available in the U.S. The phones will also be available via Microsoft’s online store.

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