AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon announce Windows Phone 8 plans (Update)

At today’s Meet Windows Phone 8 event in San Francisco, Microsoft finally revealed its grand plans for the worldwide Windows Phone 8 device launch.

As one could have easily predicted, Steve Ballmer confirmed on stage that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon would be participating in the big Windows Phone 8 push this holiday season. AT&T has a trio of devices we’re now quite familiar with coming “very soon”: the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the Nokia Lumia 820, and the Nokia Lumia 920. No pricing yet, but we are expecting it rather soon.

Meanwhile, Verizon surprised by calling with its own trio of phones: the HTC Windows Phone 8X (16 GB) for $199, the Nokia Lumia 822 (8 GB) for $49 $99, and the all-new Samsung ATIV Odyssey. The 8X and 822 will be released by Thanksgiving, while the exclusive ATIV Odyssey will come sometime in December. Unfortunately we know next to nothing about the Odyssey — not even what the phone looks like!

Finally, T-Mobile is coming with its pair of matching Windows Phones: the Nokia Lumia 810 (8 GB) for $99 and the Windows Phone 8X (16 GB) for $149. Both devices will be available by November 14th.

Globally, Windows Phone 8 devices will be shipping starting this week in Europe and other regions. In addition, all 65 Microsoft Stores will sell all Windows Phone 8 devices under one roof so if you’re really undecided you’ll have a proper venue to compare.

Update: The Nokia Lumia 822 was mispriced at the event. The phone will actually retail for $99 on contract instead of $49.

Source + Image Credit: The Verge

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