Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Verizon to offer free Windows Phone 8 handset by year's end

updated 06:47 pm EST, Tue November 13, 2012

Verizon to offer $199, $99, and free WP8 options

Verizon is set to offer a Windows Phone 8-powered handset for free on contract by the end of the year. The news comes as the nation's largest carrier launches Windows Phone 8 handsets from Nokia and HTC today. The addition of a free-on-contract handset will allow Verizon to stake out a number of different price points from free to $199 for Windows Phone 8 offerings.

The Verge carried news of the development today, with a Verizon executive telling the site that "ultimately before the end of the year we will have a device that comes in at the free point."

The carrier has not yet specified which Windows Phone 8 model it will offer for free. Verizon has already said that HTC's Windows Phone 8X will be available at the $199 price point, with Nokia's Lumia 822 occupying the $99 price point. That would seem to leave Samsung's Ativ Odyssey handset as the only major device for the free-on-contract level.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News