Mobile phone carrier T-Mobile is yet another US operator getting ready to make its first Windows Phone 8 devices available for purchase, after AT&T and Verizon have already put them on shelves or on pre-order status.There are only a few days left until both handsets become available for purchase in the United States via Magenta, and demo units are said to have already started making their ways into stores.
According to a recent article on TmoNews, the carrier’s stores around the country are receiving demo devices, displays and inventory, while some of them have already got Body Glove and Speck Candyshell protective covers in preparation for the official launch.
Both smartphones have been announced with an availability date set for Wednesday, November 14, with the Nokia Lumia 810 set to hit the market in Black, while HTC’s Windows Phone 8X expected to arrive in Blue.
T-Mobile has already confirmed plans to make the two devices available this week, and has also announced details on their price tags.
Thus, the Lumia 810 will become available with a $99.99 down payment on a two-year contract on qualifying voice and data Value Plans, after a $50 mail-in rebate card, with 20 equal payments of $20 per month.
Users will also be able to grab it for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data Classic Plans.
Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be launched at $149.99 on contract on Value Plan, after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month, but will also be released on T-Mobile’s Classic Plan at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card.
Both smartphones have been already listed on T-Mobile’s website with the Coming Soon tag attached to them. Both Windows Phone 8 devices feature 4.3-inch screens, 1.5GHz dual-core processors, 8-megapixel photo snappers, and 16GB of internal memory.