Things are getting clearer now. After AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T) had vaguely pointed out to the launch of its first set of Windows Phone 8 handsets sometime in November, it has finally divulged something in specific.
Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK)’s Lumia 820 and 920 have been awaited for quite a long. Both will be launched in 9th November. The pre-orders for the handsets will begin on the 7th this month.
In spite of opposite news, the flagship Lumia 920 is priced at $99 with a two-year warranty. This is because the AT&T-bound Lumia 900 made its debut at the same price range.
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Apart from that, AT&T will also throw in a free wireless charging pad, for a limited span of period. This move is highlighting the fact that how strongly Nokia wants customers to buy its handsets. At the same time, the mid-range Lumia 820 has been priced at $49. It is going to be interesting to witness what kind of footing the handset will receive when the price disparity between Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 is comparatively a small one.
It goes without saying that Nokia’s Windows Phones are not the only ones that are being groomed for the launch in November. HTC’s Windows Phone 8X is scheduled for a release before Thanksgiving. However, there has been no announcement regarding an official release date. The standard 16 GB model comes with a $199 price tag with a two-year contract. The people, who are more conscious about their wallets, can opt for an exclusive 8 GB model that will be sold at $99.
Another interesting point to this is that the carrier is releasing Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on the same day. Hence, there is every chance that the carrier is going to declare a colossal launch on Friday.
T-Mobile will be releasing Nokia Lumia 810 at $99 and HTC 8X at $149 by 14th November.