With the release of Windows Phone 8 and its accompanying devices, Microsoft and their manufacturing partners certainly managed to pique the interest of many smartphone owners who were sick of having to choose between either iOS or Android, especially since both platforms pretty much hold the majority market share. If you were thinking of hopping aboard the Windows Phone bandwagon and see if Microsoft’s mobile platform will be a viable replacement for your iPhone or Android device, Verizon has announced that starting today, they will be taking pre-orders for their Windows Phone 8 devices.


The carrier will be offering three Windows Phone 8 devices – the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the Nokia Lumia 822 and the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, although the ATIV Odyssey will only be available towards the end of the year. All phones will require customers to sign to a two-year contract, with the HTC Windows Phone 8X priced at $199.99, while the Nokia Lumia 822 at $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. So, which Windows Phone will you be going for?

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