AT&T unveils pricing for Windows Phone 8X, Lumia 920, 820
AT&T is courting different market segments with three phones, with the Windows Phone 8X from HTC hitting the high end at $199.99.
AT&T unveiled the pricing for its Windows Phone 8 devices with the hope that the three phones appeal to different customers.
AT&T said that the phones will be available for order on Nov. 9, and will ship next week. It previously said the phones would be available "by Thanksgiving."
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The Lumia 920 will come with the wireless charging pad for free as a limited promotion.
AT&T will have the largest lineup of Windows Phone 8 smartphones, which officially launched last week as part of a major push by Microsoft to sell its next-generation operating system on multiple platforms. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has vowed to push the different platforms as a family of products in an effort to build familiarity with the relatively new concept of live tiles.
AT&T has already traditionally been the strongest partner to Microsoft, helping to heavily push the
Ballmer earlier said that Windows Phone 8's market share position iswhen the new lineup of smartphones hit the market.
Still, it comes at a time when Google's Android operating system is dominating the smartphone industry, while demand remains high for Apple's
Note: The story was originally published on Tuesday, but has been updated with information about the order date for the Windows Phone 8X.