AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile Windows Phone 8 devices detailed, launch dates announced

Microsoft has finally let the US know when and where it will be able to get its new Windows Phone 8 devices and they will be available soon. Microsoft is branding around the phone and how it is personal to you and for those of you wanting to purchase a device, we finally have all the details. 

AT&T: AT&T will get the Lumia 820, 920, and HTC 8X in November.

T-Mobile: T-Mobile gets both the Lumia 810 ($99) and 8X ($149) by November 14th.

VerizonWindows Phone 8X by HTC – available by Thanksgiving in Blue, Red or Black color models for $199.99 with a new two year contract. The Red and Black color models are Verizon Wireless exclusives. Nokia Lumia 822 – Exclusive to Verizon Wireless and will be available by Thanksgiving in Black, White and Grey color models for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two year contract Samsung ATIV Odyssey – Exclusive to Verizon Wireless and will be available by the end of the year. More information soon to come.

All of the above prices are on contract.

Interestingly, Sprint was left off the list and was not mentioned at any time during the presentation.

All of the Windows Phone devices in all colors will be available at Microsoft Stores (and pop-up shops) this holiday season. This will be an optimal place to try out all of the devices to decide which one is right for you and to find the perfect color to match your live tiles.

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I hate it that we have to wait on ATT for official launch dates and prices. I was counting on the Nokia being available tomorrow after the announcement in order to go buy one. I wish MS started making announcements when the device is ready to buy instead of making us wait weeks to actually order/buy.

elloco07 said,
I hate it that we have to wait on ATT for official launch dates and prices. I was counting on the Nokia being available tomorrow after the announcement in order to go buy one. I wish MS started making announcements when the device is ready to buy instead of making us wait weeks to actually order/buy.

MS doesn't make the rules for the AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile launches. Unfortunately unlike Apple where they control the direction/release due to their popularity. WP7/WP8 doesn't have enough market share to demand it. Apple has one product to work with on launch day where as the Carriers deal with many variables that are not always under their control and some that are and they delay at times. Don't blame MS for this.

Fritzly said,
Will devices sold in MS stores be SIM free or still tied to carriers only?

SIM free I'd say, but maybe you can also buy them with a plan since MS is close with AT&T for example, but I doubt it.

TheVerge has another fail review but of all places Engadget comes out swinging with a fair and robust review!

TheFail just needs to stop bothering with windows *.*.. they don't get it..

spudtrooper said,
TheVerge has another fail review but of all places Engadget comes out swinging with a fair and robust review!

TheFail just needs to stop bothering with windows *.*.. they don't get it..

To be very honest the San Francisco event was not really impressive; I also checked pictures of the one held in Milan, Italy, and they wen much deeper in details about the OS.

spudtrooper said,
TheVerge has another fail review but of all places Engadget comes out swinging with a fair and robust review!

TheFail just needs to stop bothering with windows *.*.. they don't get it..

My favorite part of the Verge's review was the criticism of maps. For iOS, they said it was worse than before ("arguably worse" - meaning that some may think it is worse, but not really), would be getting much better over time, and implied it was a good first try. But for Bing maps, they just attacked it. They even wrote that Bing maps has an exactly same feature iOS maps, but Bing maps is a failure.

I like Tom Warren's articles, but other than him, The Verge is useless.

UGH! Stupid Sprint!!! This might be the final straw that pushes me to T-mobile. Verizon is terrible for service and billing. AT&T has no service where I work or where I live. /RANT

Sas Center said,
come on, at&t.. how much? and when in november?

I though ATT already leaked some pricing. $149 for 920, $99 for 8x and $49 for the 820 or something like that

spudtrooper said,

I though ATT already leaked some pricing. $149 for 920, $99 for 8x and $49 for the 820 or something like that

I think it's going to be something like $199 for 920, $149 for 8X.

daniel_rh said,

I think it's going to be something like $199 for 920, $149 for 8X.

Normally I agree, but we've already seen the lower pre-order prices on Best Buy's website.

scumdogmillionaire said,
Who gets the ATIV? He didn't mention it after he held it up.

At the time he was holding it up, he was talking about the Verizon line up so I would assume that it will be available on Verizon as an exclusive.

Drewidian said,

At the time he was holding it up, he was talking about the Verizon line up so I would assume that it will be available on Verizon as an exclusive.

He explicitly mentioned there is some ATIV Odyssey model that will launch in December for Verizon.

I believe the Samsung ATIV is launching on AT&T, as it is launching on some Canadian carriers.

pickypg said,
He explicitly mentioned there is some ATIV Odyssey model that will launch in December for Verizon.

I believe the Samsung ATIV is launching on AT&T, as it is launching on some Canadian carriers.

The Odyssey yes, the ATIV-S wasn't mentioned during the carriers thing.