Verizon Begins Training for Windows Phone 8, First Devices Arriving in Early November

The HTC 8X will be among the first smartphones launched by the Big Red

By on October 23rd, 2012 14:31 GMT

Rumors that Verizon Wireless may have troubles in launching Windows Phone devices around the same timeframe as other US-based carriers emerged last week.

According to various reports, the Big Red is unhappy that it cannot remotely manage these devices due to Microsoft refusing to allow access to this feature to the carrier.

This is one of the main reasons Verizon was rumored to cancel or delay the launch of all Windows Phone devices scheduled for release in early November.

However, Microsoft evangelist Paul Thurott put to an end to all these rumors and said that these have been probably created by completion to throw some an uncertainty veil over the Windows Phone 8 launch at Verizon Wireless.

Well, it looks like the Big Red has just started training for Windows Phone 8, WPCentral reports. It appears that a source close to the matter claims Verizon already has a “save the date” event for Tuesday, November 6, for the launch of HTC 8X.

Still, we expect the carrier to release no less than three Windows Phone 8 devices in early November. The HTC 8X, which has just been confirmed for November 6, the Nokia Lumia 9xx and the Samsung Ativ S are likely to make their way onto the carrier’s shelves next month.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any details on the Ativ S and Lumia 9xx release dates, but hopefully, more info will surface in the next week when Microsoft officially unveils the Windows Phone 8 platform.

In other news, AT&T has already confirmed it will launch Nokia Lumia 920, while T-Mobile USA will carry the Lumia 820. Rumor has it that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusive to AT&T for 6 months only, but this has yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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