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.