Anxiously awaiting the day when you can buy a new Windows Phone 8 handset? You’re not alone, and while we have some general ideas of when to expect such hardware to become available, we’ve been sorely hurting for details. Now that we’re into October, with WP8 nearly here, some new rumors are hoping to refine some of what we’ve heard about potential launch plans.
The big questions that continue to loom over the phone’s arrival are just when might it go up for sale, and what carriers might be thinking so far as a subsidized price goes. A while back, we heard that November 2 might be a potential start date for retail sales at AT&T, but then later a rumor claimed that the phone could arrive as soon as October 21. Considering that’s before when we’re expecting Microsoft to make its final WP8 launch announcement, it didn’t sound quite right.
According to AT&T sources, the actual situation could be somewhere between those two. AT&T would reportedly announce the Lumia 920 on either October 21 or 22, including all details on pricing. At some point later in the month, the carrier would open pre-orders for the handset, and then we’d see it actually arrive on November 4.
There’s still no additional confirmation as to whether the AT&T 920 will arrive without carrier badging, as we’ve heard rumored.