I’m not sure how effective it’ll be, but why not? Nokia’s highly sought after Lumia 920, the successor to the beautiful 900, and HTC’s brand new 8X are going to be available not long after the presumed Windows Phone 8 launch next week. While Android fans will be fighting over crazy new phones like the Nexus hardware or Motorola’s RAZR line and Apple fanboys will be cycling through black and white variants of different storage capacities, Windows Phone owners are going to be getting some pretty slick, powerful and colorful phones for the Windows Phone 8 debut. For cheap.
Best Buy now has them for pre-order on their web site for the luscious prices of $149.99 and $99.99 for the Lumia 920 and HTC’s 8X respectively. That’s just nuts. As I alluded to earlier, Nokia, Microsoft, and AT&T sought out a $99.99 price point for the Lumia 900 and made some headway, happening right before Microsoft explained that all 7.x versions of Windows Phone were effectively obsolete. Built on a whole new core, Windows Phone 8 will have a lot more room to breathe as far as functionality goes, and hopefully we’ll start seeing more clever hardware from Windows Phone providers. The downside to all of this is that Microsoft is still sticking with AT&T as their ‘premier launch partner’ for these shiny new phones. It’s been widely reported that Verizon will be getting their own LTE versions, but not for another few months. Such a shame.
Anyway, hopefully Microsoft can start to finally close the gap on Blackberry for third place. Hopefully.
UPDATE: Per The Verge/Best Buy, the Lumia 920 has been removed.
Source: The Verge