Vodafone have today announced that they will finally begin selling Windows Phone 8 devices from February 6th, 2013, starting with a selection of five handsets currently on the market.
These handsets will include the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia Lumia 630, Windows Phone 8S by HTC and finally, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC. Which leaves the Samsung Ativ S, for which a release date is yet to be announced but is expected to launch sometime soon.
The carrier didn’t let us know why they have been taking so long to start selling the device, but did say they had “been working day and night to get the new breed of Windows Phone devices through our network tests unscathed”.
[Update] Vodafone have now released pricing for the phones, the Lumia 920 will be available in black and yellow for £42 a month on a 24 month Vodafone Red Data plan, with unlimited calls, texts and 2GB of data.
The Nokia Lumia 820 will also be available in red and black on the same plan for £33 a month for 24 months. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is £33 a month and the 8S will be £22 a month on a 24 month contract, with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data.
The Nokia Lumia 620 will also be available in Cyan and white for £21 a month on the same contract and plan as the 820.