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AT&T Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 coming November 9th for $49 and $99

It’s official. AT&T has just announced the date and pricing for the Nokia Lumia 820, Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X as well and by our estimates, AT&T is getting very aggressive with pricing here.

The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available this Friday, November 9th for just $99—a full $50 less than what Best Buy was pricing the device at just a week ago. In addition, AT&T will be offering a free wireless charging plate with each purchase of the Lumia 920 while supplies last. Windows Phone Central accurately brough you that news a few days ago. Preorders start tomorrow, November 7th.

The Nokia Lumia 820 will fetch for just $49, also available on Friday, November 9th with preorders also beginning tomorrow.

The HTC 8X will surprisingly come later in the month, before Thanksgiving but with no firm release date yet set. That device will command a higher price tag for $199 for the 16GB version and just $99 for the 8GB option, which will also be available California Blue and Limelight (yellow).

There is little doubt in our mind that AT&T is making the Lumia 920 the best option with heavy subsidies. Coming in with 32GB of memory, the Lumia 920 is significantly cheaper than the same offering of the iPhone 5 with comparable memory ($299).  Throw in a free wireless charging pad and for $99, users are getting a very good bargain for what is arguably one of the most powerful devices on the market today.

Full presser below...

 

Windows Phone 8 smartphones arrive at AT&T Nov. 9; pre-orders begin Nov. 7

Special AT&T Promo Offers Free Wireless Charging Plate With Purchase of a Nokia Lumia 920

DALLAS, Nov.6, 2012 – AT&T* announced today the availability of three new smartphones in its growing Windows® Phone 8 portfolio.  Beginning Nov. 9, AT&T customers will be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 920 for $99.99 and the Nokia Lumia 820 for $49.99.  Before Thanksgiving, customers can pick-up the Windows Phone® 8X by HTC® with 16 GB of memory for $199.99.  Additionally, AT&T revealed an exclusive version of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC with 8 GB of memory in California Blue and Limelight (yellow) for $99.99.  AT&T is only carrier to offer this device in Limelight.

Starting Nov.7, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be available for pre-order at www.att.com/lumia920 and www.att.com/lumia820, respectively.  The unrivaled leader in Windows Phones, AT&T has sold more Windows Phones than any other carrier.

 

Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. The 8.7-megapixel camera features advanced floating lens technology, dubbed ‘optical image stabilization’ which helps eliminate blur by compensating for hand movement while photos or videos are being shot.  The camera in Nokia Lumia 920 can take in five times more light than typical smartphones to capture top quality photos and videos in low light.

In addition to its 2000mAh battery – the largest battery Nokia has put in a smartphone – the Lumia 920 includes built-in wireless charging capabilities** for an easy, convenient way to get more out of every day.  For a limited time and while supplies last, AT&T will also include a wireless charging plate – free of charge – with each purchase of a Lumia 920.

The Lumia 920’s 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass and is optimized for readability in the brightest light conditions, even outdoors on a bright day.  In addition to its durable, scratch-resistant, curved display, the Lumia 920 also has a new sensitive touchscreen that lets you type with fingernails or while wearing gloves.

Available in red, white, black, yellow and cyan, the Lumia 920 is available for pre-order beginning Nov. 7 at www.att.com/lumia920 for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.

For more information, please visit www.att.com/lumia920.  A look at the Lumia 920’s features in action is available in this video.

 

Nokia Lumia 820

The Nokia Lumia 820 is a snappy, mid-range smartphone that delivers high-end performance in a compact package. It features the same unibody look and feel as high-end Lumia smartphones – including a ClearBlack display and new sensitive touchscreen – in an attractive design that supports exchangeable shells. These exchangeable shells, which are sold separately, are available in range of colors and features, including wireless charging.

The Lumia 820 offers the same exclusive content as the Lumia 920, including Nokia Drive, a turn-by-turn voice navigation solution, Nokia Music, a free music streaming service and Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality application that uses the phone’s camera viewfinder to provide information about points of interests in the surrounding area.

The Nokia Lumia 820 comes in black and is available for pre-orders beginning Nov.7 at www.att.com/lumia820 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement.

For more information, please visit www.att.com/lumia820.

 

Windows Phone 8X by HTC

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC boasts a pure unibody design perfectly sculpted with a dramatic taper that feels thin in your hand and its stunning 4.3-inch 720p HD display (1280 x 720 pixels) brings photos, video and Web pages to life.

The 2.1-megapixel, 88 degree, ultra-wide front-facing camera is able to capture self-portraits of you and the faces of up to four friends all at once. The 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture allows you to capture great photos and videos – even in low light. As the first-ever Windows Phone 8 smartphone with built-in Beats Audio™ technology, this device gives users authentic, studio-quality sound.  The device has a unique audio amplifier that powers the 3.5mm audio jack and speaker to provide improved sound for music, video and even gaming.

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be available in two models – California Blue with 16 GB of memory for $199.99 and an AT&T exclusive in California Blue or Limelight (yellow) with 8GB of memory for $99.99. 

For more information, please visit www.att.com/8xbyhtc.

For the 2012 holiday shopping season, AT&T will be the only U.S. carrier to offer new Windows 8 tablets to their customers.  Samsung ATIV smart PC offers customers the blend of PC capability with the convenient tablet form factor.  Beginning Nov. 9, the ATIV smart PC will be available in AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide and online at www.wireless.att.com

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network***, covering 285 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With smartphones on other carriers’ networks, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

**Wireless charging accessories sold separately.

***4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

The names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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CHPro says:

Here I come att. You can't beat that price!! Using the 900 on straight talk, but would pay $5.00 in service to get added on the the family data plan. That 5.00 gets me lte also :)

Unfortuneatley for those of us on Verizon we get screwed. Thanks Verizon!!!!

Tip for all that get a WP8, I noticed on my Lumia 900 that I got better charging with a 2amp 5V charger (ie. for iPad). I seem to have the same effect on my HTC 8X.

Kadcidxa says:

no rush to get wp8. i will wait next year december to get 920 unlocked half priced, like i did with samsung focus.

eak1570 says:

Just called my local AT&T store and all the worker said they don't have any information at all ..so how are they training their employees..

OleWild says:

Apparently, they're not. Four employees at my local AT&T today didn't have a clue what I was talking about when I asked about the 920.

Anyone know if wireless charging still work with a otter box or any other case on the device?

H3llain3 says:

I was getting really excited about the launch and then I called one of my local ATT stores to ask a couple of questions and I was told that the launch had been pushed back due to a bug in the software and that store was only expecting to get the charging plates on the 9th and not the phones.  SInce the announcement from ATT was made today, I really hope that this guy was a total idiot who didn't know what he was talking about or that this only applies to that particular store.  Has anyone else heard anything like this?

phasar says:

Really wanted to see WP8 be successful, this launch is probably the final nail in the coffin. Although I will be getting one I don't see WP8 as being relevant, at least not in America.

AMERICANRAJ says:

Im so excited! Have Lumia 900 cyan and hope at&t will give me the same deal. Would love the L920 white with charger.

So is there a specific time when preorders start on the 7th?

jtes8 says:

Although I am getting the 920 I think the 8x should also be on the title of this article. I know the big news is with the Nokia phones but since the 8x is also in the press release it should also get the same type coverage.

zoombucky says:

ATT Preorder page is now online!

czhoume says:

where? i didn't see it when i clicked the 920 link in the article.

Odog4ever says:

Yeah its not live for me (approx 11:13pm central time)

NeoJames says:

Why it's not start? anyone see the preorder page? 

mammaldood says:

Only seems to show up on the AT&T Premier site.
Preordered my cyan 920...

zoombucky says:

+ on the Premier site.  That's where I originally saw it.

czhoume says:

the preorder button is broken on me!! what the heck

texantony says:

If you login to your account and select upgrade or add a line, you will get the lumia 920 pre-order option.  But when i click on it, it sends me back to a start page.

Wander7 says:

I just completed my order for a cyan 920 with the free black wireless charging plate (only the black one is free)!!!

Tree Squid says:

I just pre-ordered mine as well, but didn't see any mention or option for the free plate. Were you informed about it at any time during your checkout? I am upgrading my line if that makes a difference, (I've been holding out on it for this for awhile).

Tree Squid says:

I just pre-ordered mine as well, but didn't see any mention or option for the free plate. Were you informed about it at any time during your checkout? I am upgrading my line if that makes a difference, (I've been holding out on it for this for awhile).

hysonmb says:

Just got my order in!
No free wireless charging plate for me. If you're buying it off contract the plate is going to run another $50.

czhoume says:

I am seeing a $36 upgrade fee?! and on the checkout page it states expected arrival date as 11/14/12. It doesn't look right.

Wander7 says:

I can confirm the upgrade fee.  Also, I think they're staggering the shipping dates because of supply/processing issues... FYI, the date they gave me for my order was 11/9/2012.

czhoume says:

so what exactly is the upgrade fee? 

arzoo says:

It's a way for AT&T to add $36 profit to the transaction.

cmayo.org says:

I just got off the phone with a att customer service rep and almost placed my order until she told me the yellow version will not ship till the 14th! The rest of the colors will arrive on the 9th. Hopefully, the stores will have yellow this Friday.

hellerz85 says:

So i was able to pre-oder mine from the ATT Premier site...i got the email, and when i check the status...it says "Status:Attention"...anyone know what that means?

edsiri1978 says:

Pre-Ordered mine (cyan) and my wife's (white) via ATT Premier. Our status says: "Preorder Processing", so not sure what the "Attention" part means for you. Might want to contact support to see what's up.

eak1570 says:

Just pre-order from AT&T ..$449 off contract is not bad(plus wireless charge pad) + overnight shipping expect ship on Nov8 and I should receive the phone on Nov9 (decide between yellow or black) finally black Matt for me....

oonhsoon says:

Lumia 920 is available preorder at ATT. Happy shopping. Come winter Lumia 920 will stand out as oine does not need to remove his glove to access the handphone. It's freezing cold to remove the glove. I love the camera as I will not need to bring along another compact camera to take pictures. Cheers.

MaximW97 says:

Yellow shipping on 11/12 while all other colors being delivered on 11/9? WHY??? Anyway I still preordered mine with a free black plate. I wanted a red plate, though!

Loiselle says:

Pre-ordered mine about an hour ago. Didn't see anything about the charging plate. Did I miss something, or is this just going to be shipped with the device? Anyone got any input on that?

scbMobile says:

When I ordering on the AT&T website you must add the charger as if you are going to pay for it. Then at check out it will apply the discount automatically.  You will see a -$39.99 in red (or whatever it costs) right below the cost line.
 
If you call At&t and insist they add it to your order, they will probably do so.  Only thing is, that might push your order back in line so instead of being # 99 in line you might drop back to say #300.  It basically starts your order all over again.
One other thing is, you can cancel your existing order and place it again using the method above so that it will basically come out the same with less time spent on explaining what you want to someone on the phone.
One thing though, maybe you can sweet talk the rep or their manager to do something about keeping your order at the same place in line as it already is.  Just a thought.

FUS3360 says:

I didn't see anything about the wireless charger on my order.  I just spoke to att and they told me that if the phone was offered with a wireless charger, that it would come included with the order..  I hate talking to REPS.   half the time they have no clue about anything...
 

Loiselle says:

I saw nothing in the entire ordering process about any wireless charger. I still see nothing for one.

FUS3360 says:

The two Reps I spoke with had no clue..  I even told them that Att mad the announcement that every preordered Nokia Lumia 920 would come included with a Wireless charger plate and the guy told me " Every phone we sale comes with a charger"  They have no clue about att's announcements..   very annoying..

scbMobile says:

When you go through the order process there is a section after you choose the phone that they try and sell you al sorts of accessories and add ons.  The charger is near the bottom on the left.  It's only the Black charger I believe.
 
Just heard over on zdNet that AT&T has run out of charger.  Take it with a grain of salt though...

FUS3360 says:

well that would suck.... but if they are out, its ok.. i have a wireless charging pad that will work with my Lumia 920...  i just think ATT should've given more info about the included charging plate.. 

Loiselle says:

Spoke with someone at the device center (whatever the hell that is) and they said if it wasn't shown to me in the ordering process, they were all accounted for.
 
Talk about a limited amount! Insane.

FUS3360 says:

That blows...  i tried ordering my lumia at midnight and i couldn't get the website to work.  I tried my pc, xbox, and my lumia 900 to order without any success.  so i waited till this morning.. so much for staying up.. lol oh well.  ill just use the charging pad i got for christmas last year..

cddigi says:

Wow, $449.99 of contract. I'm impressed. Getting one right away now. I just hope the Microsoft Store will have the Grey.

udupa1982 says:

i bought mine for $99.. but ATT charged me for wireless charging plate.. Need to call them to find out why? ATT is One greedy service provider.....

Ricky C says:

I wish WPCentral would maybe look into this charging plate deal a little more. I pre-ordered as soon as they were relased at 12am pst. No mention of a plate, chat with customer service and they said it would be mailed, but I am guessing it was someone in India that had no idea that I was talking about sireless charging and not the charger that comes with it.
 

FUS3360 says:

I experienced the same thing. I couldn't even understand the rep....

Wander7 says:

Only the black one is free and you need to manually add the plate (the stand isn't free) to your cart to get free offer.

FUS3360 says:

I guess I wont get one. i thought it would come prepackaged along with the phone order.. its ok tho.. i have a charging pad that should work..

SoaFung says:

omg.  i am having such a difficult time trying to get this phone.  i have unlimited data right now and no one seems to know how to keep my current plan the same and get me this phone.  seems the training they did was not quite complete.
 
edit:  it seems that personal accounts are not getting the love.  the charging plate is not on the website to add to my order.  not a single rep i have talked to (total of 5 so far) have a clue about the free charging plate offer.  i guess i will wait a bit longer to see if the "system updates" and has the charging plate before checkout.

hellerz85 says:

So this is what the rep said about the "attention" status.....
 
As part of our business security process, your order is currently being reviewed. If there are any problems encountered in processing your order, an e-mail notification will be sent to you at the e-mail address you provided when you placed your order.
 
Other then that, i got no other info out of her.

What if we buy next day shipping??? Will we get it sooner???
 

scbMobile says:

I hope so.  Thats what I chose.

dbgman says:

Preorder is now online at att.com! They do not have the grey color listed though....

dbgman says:

Preorder is now online at att.com! They do not have the grey color listed though....

cafodima says:

Seems ONLY Premier ATT accounts are getting the FREE Wireless charger... my regular customer acct. doesn't even list the Pad in the accessories at all..but my Nephew who order with Premier Acct. did have that free option...WTF??
What to do...lol

scbMobile says:

my account is a Premier account also.  Maybe thats why I was able to get the charger.

I can't find the wireless charging plate at all.  It's not in the accessory list, or found through search.  I'm just going to head to the store on Friday.  I wanted to get 3 phone, black, white and yellow.

scbMobile says:

has anyone seen any movement on their order yet?

hellerz85 says:

Nothing on my order yet...they just keep saying they are doing a "business review" for security purposes...which could take 24-72hrs...i knew it was too good to be true, that pre-orders would come by the 9th. Im thinking more like next week delivery

AMERICANRAJ says:

My account gives me the option to upgrade my L900 to a iphone. Yuk. No one picking up the phone at my store. I'll have to occupy at&t to get my white L920 w/free charger.
 

SoaFung says:

as of 12:47 CST
 
 
AT&T sales representatives are happy to assist you with your questions.

AT&T sales representatives will not have access to your personal account. This service is provided to you under AT&Ts Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.
You are now chatting with Matthew De., an AT&T sales representative.
Matthew De.: Welcome to AT&T online wireless Sales support. How may I assist you today?
Bryan: i am about to finish my pre-order for the nokia lumia 920. i am curious if the free wireless charging plate is still available.
Matthew De.: Hi Bryan.
Matthew De.: Yes, it will ship with your Lumia.
Matthew De.: I will be right here while you enter your information to confirm your order and answer any questions that may arise.
Bryan: i am not talking about the standard charging cable. can you confirm that it is the wireless charging plate
Bryan: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23500&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=3565...
Matthew De.: Yes, I certainly can. Your order will not have it listed but it will come with your new Lumia.
Bryan: ok. i was suprised to see a $36 upgrade fee. that is disappointing.
Matthew De.: The Upgrade fee is applied to all upgrade orders but is billed to you later. I am unable to change that for you.
Bryan: that seems a bit unreasonable to me.
Bryan: also, i noticed i had to choose a new data plan. i currently have an unlimited data plan. will i be able to grandfather that data plan to this new phone?
Matthew De.: If you have the old smartphone unlimited data plan then it should be listed in your Services section when upgrading. If it was not then Customer Care can apply it to your account later.
Bryan: ok. i wish you would waive the upgrade charge as o know i have had done for me in the past, but i understand that you can not do that all the time.
Matthew De.: Were you able to click your Check Out button to proceed as well?
Bryan: i am doing that now.

Loiselle says:

I guess I'll have to wait and see then. I went though the ordering process at 530am EST and it was no where in the ordering process. Called at 1:15pm EST to inquire about it and they said they were all gone very fast.

So, as usual, no one at AT&T knows what the hell is going on.

SoaFung says:

when i called them (5 different times) before ordering, no on e knew what the hell was going on.  i wish the rep would have waived the upgrade fee, but it is all good in my book.  that was the chat i had with said rep during onlin preorder process.

Loiselle says:

I guess I'll find out once the phone arrives on Friday... hopefully! AT&T has always been good about shipping. Usually 2 days after I order. So, fingers crossed!

FUS3360 says:

at least that rep knew what he was talking about.  I wasn't so lucky..

The gal who orders phones for us where I work got it all ordered. She sent me the invoice & the charging plate was there as a line item. She didn't know what the charging plate was, but since it was free, she ordered it anyway. :)

Arkanaloth says:

pre-orderd my 920 this morning. looking forward to it!!!

stvnx says:

That is great news for pricing, hopefully they will sale like hotcakes so we can strike more developers interest in the ecosystem.

omextreme says:

Just got my order shipped notification for the 920 i ordered at 9am this morning....

hellerz85 says:

Seriously??? wth!! lol..i ordered mine at like 1 am...and it just finally switched from "attention" to "Pre-order processing"!!! lucky!! did you order thru att or thru att premier??

omextreme says:

Ordered through regular site, not premier. Ordered black, full price no wireless charger option..(was not available) The phone shipped USPS, not UPS or Fedex....We shal see..
 

Description 

Item Status 

Tracking Number 

Carrier

Shipping Date 

Quantity

 Nokia 920 PHONE

Shipped 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

USPS

11/07/2012

1

 

hellerz85 says:

I think people that had to order thru the premier site...got screwed lol. When i was ordering mine through premier..it had a pop up talking about the free wireless charging plate...
I have never seen a pre-order this messed up. lol
 
What color did you get?

FUS3360 says:

Now the question is, When will you receive it?

John Maynus says:

I don't get the whole free wireless charging plate thing. Where does the info come from? I see nothing on AT&T's page stating we get anything for free. I pre-ordered a Lumia 920 tonight, asked AT&T about the free wireless charger and was told there was no such promo at all.

cafodima says:

Press Release from ATT.... down under Nokia Lumia 920, 2nd paragraph...talks about the FREE WIRELESS CHARGER
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23500&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=35656&mapcode=consumer|mobile-devices

NameGoesHere says:

I walked into my AT&T store tonight (11/07) at 5pm PST and pre-ordered a cyan and black 920 for $99 each. I told them about the free wireless charger plate and they said "yeah, I heard that was a bundled offer." and then reduced the phone by 49.00 and then added the charging plate for $49.00 and it all came out in the wash. He told me it normally is NOT shipped with the phone (in the box). He also mentioned it will arrive on the 9th. The ONLY colors they will have at launch in the store is black, white and red (not blue or yellow - online/or phone in only). 

scbMobile says:

Mine shipped and tracking says it will arrive today by 3pm!!!!! Not tracking for the wireless charger yet.  Maybe it's shipping later.

FUS3360 says:

how is this possible??

scbMobile says:

Not it shows "on truck for deleivery".  YES!!
I ordered mine just after Midnight on the 7th and did next day shipping.

FUS3360 says:

I didn't think about doing next day shipping.  I don't know what I was thinking..   Darn...

scbMobile says:

Now it shows "on truck for deleivery".  YES!!
I ordered mine just after Midnight on the 7th and did next day shipping.

 

scbMobile says:

Not it shows "on truck for deleivery".  YES!!
I ordered mine just after Midnight on the 7th and did next day shipping.

FUS3360 says:

So I placed my order yesterday early morning and my order is still being reviewed.. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!  Anyone else having this issue?....  if I don't get a notification before five oclock, I will cancel my online order and head over to my local store tomorrow fist thing in the morning....  on secone thought, I'll just cancel it.  Otherwise I'll have to wait till Monday or tuesday to receive my online order...    Rediculous!!!

jropelato1 says:

Same here.  Mine JUST switched to pre-order processing.  I'm a little peeved that some already have thier phone, and mine's looking like next week.  I've online chatted twice, called customer service... No one could help me with anything and it looks like I won't have my cyan until NEXT WEEK!  plus... I had to pay for my charger.  Man I'm defeated!  

scbMobile says:

MY 920 JUST ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!
Sadly...no wireless charger!

scbMobile says:

Looks like my wireless charger is arriving tomorrow.  It had it's own Tracking number.

Rodhouse says:

Nice! Unfortunately I didn't notice any shipping options at checkout. All I saw was the free 2 day shipping. I'm really excited though, mine is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. So, what do you think of the phone?

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