November 8, 2012 12:13 pm by

Verizon Wireless to start taking Windows Phone 8 preorders on Friday

Updated November 7, 2014 8:19 pm - Heads up, Verizon Wireless subscribers. The carrier just announced that it will start taking preorders for the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822 starting at 1 a.m. Eastern Friday. Once they start, go here to snag your shiny new Windows Phone.

In all, Verizon Wireless plans to carry three 4G LTE smartphones running Windows Phone 8:

  • The Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be available by Thanksgiving and come in blue, red or black. Price: $199.99 with a new two-year contract. (Red and black models are Verizon Wireless exclusives.)
  • The Nokia Lumia 822 is exclusive to Verizon Wireless and will be available by Thanksgiving in black, white and grey. Price: $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract.
  • Another Verizon Wireless exclusive, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, will be available by the end of the year, the company said.

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