With Lumia 920 now sold out at AT&T, customers are turning to other Windows Phone 8 alternatives and the only one that may compete with Nokia’s flagship smartphone is the HTC 8X.Obviously, Samsung Ativ S is a much better choice, but the smartphone has yet to make its entrance in the United States. In fact, it is said to have been delayed for early 2013, though Samsung denies these rumors.
All in all, it looks like Windows Phone 8 and Lumia 920 is the most popular combo these days. However, HTC seems to be the main company profiting from Nokia’s inability to meet the high demand for the Lumia 920.
The Taiwanese handset maker launched the HTC 8X and 8S smartphones around the same time as Nokia’s new Lumia series.
Although the Lumia 920 is probably the best-selling Windows Phone 8 handset, the HTC 8X might come in second and we won’t be surprised if it soon challenges Nokia’s flagship device for the top spot.
HTC 8X is available in the US from AT&T and Verizon Wireless, but the former has already depleted its stock.
Customers who want to purchase the HTC 8X via AT&T should know that the carrier now ships the smartphone in 7-14 business days. Check it out here.
Moreover, Amazon Wireless retailer has the AT&T HTC 8X on backorder, which means all orders will be fulfilled in1 to 2 weeks.
Unlike A&T, which offers the smartphone for $100/€80 on 2-year contracts, Amazon has a great deal on the HTC 8X, which is now available for only $0.01 with new two-year agreements. Check it out here.
However, this doesn’t apply for Verizon’s variant of HTC 8X, which is in stock and ready to ship. It will be interesting to see how fast Verizon will run out of HTC 8X stock, if any. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.