Verizon Wireless is launching not one, but two Windows Phone 8-based devices next week.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X comes with a 4.3-inch display and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The device comes in the customer's choice of blue, red, or black. The handset can connect to Verizon's LTE network and comes with 16GB of onboard storage. It will retail for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
The Nokia Lumia 822 is a bit cheaper than the HTC option, coming in at $149.99 with a two-year deal. Online shoppers get an additional $50 discount on the Lumia model that brings its price down to $99.99. For that, customers get a device featuring a 4.3-inch screen and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Like the HTC option, the Lumia 822 can connect to the Web via LTE and has 16GB of internal storage.
Verizon announced pricing on its new handset line yesterday. The company noted that the devices would ship next week, but didn't provide an actual release date at the time.
CNET's Reviews team recently examined the HTC Windows Phone 8X and awarded it four stars out of five, saying that it's a "smart choice for anyone ready to dive into the Windows Phone OS."