The Windows 8 era is officially upon us – now comes the hardware. Nokia and HTC have both announced pricing and availability for their initial Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
The flagship Nokia Lumia 920 is priced to sell at AT&T, going for about $100 with a two-year contract, with a wireless charging plate being thrown in for good measure. The 920 will be available in five colors – red, white, black, yellow, and cyan. The budget Lumia 820 will sell for about $50 with a two-year contract. Both can be pre-ordered today, and will arrive in stores on November 9.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X still doesn’t have a specific street date nailed down, but AT&T is saying that it will be available sometime before Thanksgiving. Exclusive to AT&T will be a yellow 8 GB version of the phone, which will sell for about $200 with a two-year contract. AT&T will also carry the blue version of the 8X.
If you’re hungry to be an early adopter of Windows Phone 8, you’re going to have your chance to get started within the month.