For whatever reason, HTC
unveiled their respective Windows Phone 8
devices without disclosing any pricing information, making it unnecessarily difficult to speculate how well they'll sell amid a sea of Android
smartphones. Thanks to electronics retailer Best Buy
, now we know.
Best Buy tossed up a couple of pre-order pages, one of which it has since pulled offline. The one that remains is for HTC's Windows Phone 8X
(8GB) on AT&T's network. With a two-year contract, Best Buy will sell you the device for a Benjamin ($100). Off contract, the handset carries an MSRP of $600.
Nokia Lumia 920
For the short time it was online, Nokia's Lumia 920
carried a higher price tag, selling in pre-order form for $150 on contract, albeit with four times as much baked in storage (32GB). It was available in yellow, red, white, cyan, and black, while HTC's device is only being offered in purple at this time.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
As a refresher, HTC's Windows Phone 8X boasts a 4.3-inch display with Gorilla Glass 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, Beats Audio, and various other tidbits. It does not come with an microSD card slot.
Nokia's Lumia 920 also lacks a microSD card slot, though it does sport a 4.5-inch display, the same processor and amount of RAM as HTC's device, 8.7MP front-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and an aggressive price tag.