Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 11:28 AM —
It appears Verizon is getting ready for a big holiday launch, and as such their plans have been leaked. For once we're getting Windows Phone-related information from Android Central, which has published copies of a confidential MAP (minimum advertised price) list detailing all of the stocking stuffers Big Red is putting under its LTE spectrum tree.
The list finally confirms that Verizon will be receiving the HTC Windows Phone 8X, which was still uncertain following HTC's unveiling. According to the document Verizon plans to sell the 8X for a routine $199 on contract price, which is oddly much higher than Best Buy's price for AT&T's version. The difference in price might depend on how much internal memory there is in the Verizon model (8 GB for AT&T), but the list makes no mention of the capacity so we're left guessing. Customers will be offered a choice of black, blue, and red models.
Also acknowledged in the list is the existence of the Nokia Lumia 822, which has leaked more and more as days go by. As expected, the Lumia 822 will tackle the midrange market with a $99 on contract price. In addition to the price finally being revealed, the list details three color options: black, gray, and white. Nokia's first Verizon Windows Phone will join the HTC Windows Phone 8X on November 12th for launch.
With AT&T and Verizon both set to offer multiple Windows Phones this holiday, we should see a big uptick in the number of users. HTC in particular has managed to get its top-tier Windows Phone on three of the four major carriers — no small feat for any manufacturer. Hopefully the pricing of both of these is aggressive enough to get into the hands of holiday shoppers.
Via: The Verge
Source: Android Central