Verizon Wireless to start taking Windows Phone 8 preorders on Friday

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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