Normally when a new paltform and new phones are launched there’s noise and news and excitement. But when it comes to Windows Phones, they just quietly understock them on shelves . To remind you, since TMobile isn’t, the Nokia Lumia 810 and the HTC 8X go on sale tomorrow.
It’s so well hidden it’s hard to even find the press releases. Here are the details though:
The Lumia 810 will be available from Nov. 14 and will be priced as follows: if you’re on a Value Plan at T-Mobile, the Lumia 810 will cost $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a two-year agreement. For T-Mobile customers on a Classic Plan, the Lumia 810 will cost $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year agreement.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers, and online via www.T-Mobile.com starting November 14. Paired with a qualifying T-Mobile Value voice and data plan and two year service agreement, the 8X by HTC is available for $149.99 down after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). The Value plan paired with EIP is offered at T-Mobile retail stores. Customers can also purchase the 8X by HTC for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a qualifying T-Mobile Classic voice and data plan and two year service agreement.
Let’s see if a stealth release is the secret to sales success (spoiler alert: it’s not).
Anyway, anyone getting one? Someone I work with is going for one – I’m leaning 8X even though I love Nokia’s style and app.