Windows Phone 8X by HTC coming to AT&T “before Thanksgiving”

Nokia isn’t the only smartphone manufacturer gearing up for an imminent Windows Phone 8 release on AT&T. HTC has announced that its flagship device, the Windows Phone 8X, will be released on the US carrier “before Thanksgiving.”

The 8X, which I’ve had the pleasure of using for the last week (Pocketables’ review is forthcoming) features a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, an 8MP camera with impressive image quality, a 2.1MP 88-degree wide-angle front facing camera, and Beats Audio technology.

Unsurprisingly, the Windows Phone 8X will be made available on AT&T for the same price as Verizon. The 16GB model in California Blue will run you $199.99 with a two-year contract, while the 8GB model in AT&T-exclusive Limelight yellow will cost $99.99 on contract. The Windows Phone 8X is a fantastic device, but the Lumia 920 is priced much more aggressively. AT&T’s 8X also lacks the wireless charging found on Verizon’s model.

Nokia and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 offerings have finally been priced and detailed, but you’ll have to wait until December to pick up Samsung’s ATIV S.

[Windows Phone Blog]
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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/Outlook.com Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.