Windows Phone 8 debuts in Europe this week with Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and HTC 8X
Windows Phone 8 handsets are finally ready to hit shelves in Europe. Nokia has announced that the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are shipping now, and should be available this week in stores across the UK and France. Shortly after, both smartphones will be released in Germany, Russia, and other European markets.
Notably, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be among the first LTE handsets in the UK, being offered by EE (the Orange – T-Mobile joint venture). Of course, you’ll be able to buy them elsewhere as well, but without LTE connectivity.
HTC will launch its 8X in the UK this week, too – on November 2, to be exact. The HTC 8S should arrive shortly after that, and so should Samsung’s Ativ S.
As reported yesterday, all Windows Phone 8 handsets will be also available in the US starting November.