Windows Phone 8 handsets are not yet available for purchase, but users living in Switzerland or in the Czech Republic can already reserve such devices for when they will hit the shelves.
Only three Windows Phone 8 smartphones have been officially unveiled until now, namely Nokia’s Lumia 920
and Lumia 820, and Samsung’s ATIV S, and all three are up for pre-order in said countries.
Before the end of this month, other handset vendors might unveil their own WP8 phones, and these could emerge online for reservations as well, long before officially arriving on the market.
has found out that Windows Phone 8 handsets have been listed on the website of online retailer Digitec Switzerland. Nokia’s phones feature a release date of mid-November.
The Nokia Lumia 920
can be reserved
for CHF 749 ($793 USD), while the Lumia 820 features
a price tag of CHF 639 ($687 USD) attached to it.
The company lists both handsets as available in yellow, red, black or white color flavors, so that users can have a variety of color options at their disposal.
As for the Samsung ATIV S
, it is present on the retailer’s website
with 16GB of internal memory and with a price tag of CHF699 ($740 USD) next to it.
While no specific launch date for this handset has been provided, the retailer did say that it would be offered for subsidized prices at Orange, Sunrise and Swisscom.
Mobile phone users in Czech Republic can also reserve a Windows Phone 8 device for pick up at launch, courtesy of online retailer Smarty.cz
, as PhoneArena reports
Nokia Lumia 920
is listed there at 14,995 CZK ($807 USD), while the Lumia 820 comes with a cost of 12,495 CZK ($651). Samsung ATIV S is listed for $15,495 CZK ($807 USD). Unfortunately, no info on these devices’ landing has been delivered as of yet.