Both Windows Phone 8 handsets should arrive on shelves in November
Verizon Wireless has already confirmed plans to make the Nokia Lumia 822 and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC available on its network in the coming weeks, but it did not offer specific info on their release date and pricing.Today, however, both devices can be seen listed on Best Buy’s website as coming soon, with contract price tags attached to them.
Thus, interested users will learn that the Lumia 822 will land on Verizon’s 4G LTE network at $99.99 on contract if purchased via Best Buy. Unlocked, the handset will be priced at $549.99 (€430).
As for the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, this LTE-capable smartphone will sport a contract cost of $199.99, while being priced at $649.99 (€510) contract-free.
Unfortunately, the retailer does not offer specific info on when the handsets will be put up for sale, nor does it say when they will arrive in its stores.
Running under Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 822 arrives on the market with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside, as well as with a large 4.3-inch touchscreen display.
The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 1GB RAM, and microSD memory card slot to expand the available internal storage. It arrives on shelves with interchangeable covers in various colors.
HTC’s Windows Phone 8X, on the other hand, comes with a 4.3" high-definition touch screen, as well as with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor packed inside, capable of delivering appealing performance capabilities.
Moreover, the smartphone features 16GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot to expand it, and an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, complemented by a front camera for making video calls.
The handset arrives on shelves with LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as with built-in GPS receiver, and the entire range of sensors. Rumor has it that it will also provide users with wireless charging capabilities.