Its less than a week for the official release of the WP8 operating system and Best Buy, one of the popular online retailers has started accepting pre-orders of Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X smartphones.
According to the listing, Nokia Lumia 920 is priced at $149.99 (approx. Rs. 8,050), whereas, the 8GB variant of HTC’s Windows Phone 8X is priced at $99.99 (approx. Rs 5,300). Moreover, both the handsets are listed for pre-order only with AT&T in US and there is no information regarding the availability with Verizon Wireless.
Also, the listing does not provide any specific shipment date for these smartphones instead it only claims that the handsets will be shipped soon as they are released.
However, Best Buy seems to have removed the pre-order listing of Lumia 920, but, HTC 8X still remains on the store.
Going by the earlier reports, Microsoft will hold an event on October 29 to release the Windows Phone 8 OS and the smartphones based on the same will be released in November.
Talking about the specs, Lumia 920 packs a 4.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels along with PureMotion HD and ClearBlack display technologies. The handset is equipped with an 8.7MP rear camera with PureView branding, 1.2MP front camera, 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, NFC connectivity and 2,000 mAh Li-ion battery.
When it comes to HTC Windows Phone 8X, the handset includes a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, 16GB internal memory, 512MB RAM, microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, 1,800 mAh Li-Po battery, Beats Audio integration, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi features.