AT&T Windows Phone 8 pre-orders may start October 21st

 

AT&T has already confirmed that it will be selling a number of Windows Phone 8-based products, including the Lumia 920 from Nokia, shown above. Now a new report claims that pre-orders for AT&T's Windows Phone 8 devices may be starting up in less than two weeks.

The Verge reports, via unnamed sources, that people will be able to start purchasing Windows Phone 8 devices from AT&T starting on Sunday, October 21st. That will also include the Windows Phone 8X smartphone from HTC. Microsoft has yet to officially confirm when any Windows Phone 8 devices will start to go on sale, but it will be holding a launch event for Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco on October 29th. The devices themselves are expected to be shipped in early November.

The report also claims that AT&T will begin taking pre-orders on October 21st for two upcoming Windows-based tablets, the Windows RT-based ASUS VivoTab RT and the Windows 8-based Samsung ATIV Smart PC. The tablets themselves will apparently be ready at AT&T's stores on October 26th, the official launch date for Windows 8.

The report did not reveal pricing for any of these AT&T-based devices.

Source: The Verge | Image via Nokia

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I wish Microsoft would have just called Windows Phone 7.8 Windows Phone 8, purposely making it slow and not allowing all features just like Apple does, it works for them.

The Windows Phone guys thought the iPhone 5 was a flop? Wait until we see that no one besides Internet nerds really care about a Windows phone! My Samsung Focus has been demoted to my 5 year old daughter for Netflix watching when I'm using her iPad 2! :-)

JHBrown said,
The Windows Phone guys thought the iPhone 5 was a flop? Wait until we see that no one besides Internet nerds really care about a Windows phone! My Samsung Focus has been demoted to my 5 year old daughter for Netflix watching when I'm using her iPad 2! :-)
your five year old daughter has an ipad2, you sound like a tool.

KomaWeiß said,

and you're a windows tool.

For pointing out that a 5 year old kid has a tablet? Thats just insane for such a young child.

Anyways, fun that there's so much hatred towards WP, even though it outshines any other mobile OS in performance and capabilities. Besides WP has Nokia!
The only cell phone company when you look up quality in the dictionary, there will be a Nokia logo besides it. I've used many different phones in my life, HTC, Samsung, moto and even a huawei even played around plenty with every generation iPhone. But none come near to the Nokia's in pure quality of the phone itself.

Don't worry, we don't care that you are a follower and cannot comprehend a great product. The only reason to buy an iPhone or android phone over windows phone besides some app availability is that you are afraid to be different, unique, and individual. You must have an iPhone or android because their market share is highest, not because it is the best. We understand. We don't expect you to lead others to windows phone. You will always be a follower.

JHBrown said,
The Windows Phone guys thought the iPhone 5 was a flop? Wait until we see that no one besides Internet nerds really care about a Windows phone! My Samsung Focus has been demoted to my 5 year old daughter for Netflix watching when I'm using her iPad 2! :-)

Nexus69 said,
your five year old daughter has an ipad2, you sound like a tool.

Yes, her classroom at school also has 10 of them for the kids to learn on with specific apps! What's your point?

JSYOUNG571 said,
Nothing like ****ing off the fan boys who like to hide the truth.

Don't take my word for it. Go to the At&t community website and look up the Windows forum board. You will see just how happy everyone is with At&t and Windows Phone.

JSYOUNG571 said,

Don't take my word for it. Go to the At&t community website and look up the Windows forum board. You will see just how happy everyone is with At&t and Windows Phone.

What's the problem, my Focus is working just fine.

all i see in Neowin is Wp and Windows 8 yet none sells. ignore windows 8 since its not released yet. laughable. maybe this phone will sell 100k in 3 months like its previous success phone 900 which sold 300k in 3 months in US.

still1 said,
all i see in Neowin is Wp and Windows 8 yet none sells. ignore windows 8 since its not released yet. laughable. maybe this phone will sell 100k in 3 months like its previous success phone 900 which sold 300k in 3 months in US.

I want to thank you. Thank you because we hear over and over people crying about how poorly Apple, Linux, Android products and their fans are treated here on Neowin, If you prefer something other than Apple, Linux or Android, then you are a hater, while negative opinions towards Microsoft and their products are never tolerated. And yet, here you, JSYOUNG571, and soon simplezz along with others will appear. Thank you for proving, once again, that it is not because people hate the products you promote, it is simply because you cannot stand people using something different than you.

So once again, thank you.

nohone said,

I want to thank you. Thank you because we hear over and over people crying about how poorly Apple, Linux, Android products and their fans are treated here on Neowin, If you prefer something other than Apple, Linux or Android, then you are a hater, while negative opinions towards Microsoft and their products are never tolerated. And yet, here you, JSYOUNG571, and soon simplezz along with others will appear. Thank you for proving, once again, that it is not because people hate the products you promote, it is simply because you cannot stand people using something different than you.

So once again, thank you.


you are welcome. so others are going to appear just like you appeared? well i get it.

kryten said,
Bitter much?

Yiu said it. Would be so much simpler for people not interested in the platform to just use what they want, but somehow they always find their way to articles like this and spew their BS. Some people need to get a life.

YAY!!! I hope everybody is excited about paying $200.00 and signing a 2 year agreement for a Windows Phone. You all will be able to join us and be treated like crap by At&t support for your Windows Phone. Who knows? Maybe you will get lucky and make it 2 years with your phone without Microsoft shutting down the platform.

fail?
MS gives WP support itself, plus this is NT we're talking about, not CE. CE been in the works for over a decade to get replaced but due to hardware not sufficient to run NT untill recently. NT's replacement isn't even available in any foreseeable future.
But please try again

ahinson said,
Only two weeks to go then. 920 I choose you!

My dad will be excited to hear this! I'm as eager as you even with my 4S.