AT&T to start taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X on October 21st

Only a few days left before US citizens can start pre-ordering Nokia’s latest and greatest Lumia 920 and HTC’s stylish Windows Phone 8X on AT&T’s network. That’s at least what the latest rumors are claiming. October21st is apparently the date. Just 8 days ahead of the official Windows Phone 8 launch so the carrier is expecting you to lay down your hard earned money on a device before even knowing all of the OS’s features. Sounds a bit ridiculous but Microsoft is the only one to blame here unfortunately. Don’t worry though; Amazon will probably have some pretty good deals on that day similar to the free Nokia Lumia 900 offer a few months ago.

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Samsung ATIV S hands on video

GSMArena has accidentally posted a short hands on video of the first Windows Phone 8 handset announced; the Samsung ATIV S. The video is now private but a lower-resolution copy of it it already up on YouTube which you can watch after the break. There isn’t much news in it besides a short demo of Windows Phone 8‘s Kid’s Corner feature which will allow users to setup up specific features, content (games, videos, music, pictures) to be accessible by children. Once the whole thing is activated the phone will have to lock-screens: the regular one which should be password protected and a second one accessible by a finger swipe to the left.

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Nokia Lumia 810 announced: Exclusive to T-Mobile in the US

Nokia has made a surprise announcement today of their third Windows Phone 8 handset; the Nokia Lumia 810. The phone will be available exclusively on T-Mobile’s network in the US this November and seems to have similar hardware specifications as the Lumia 820. I say “seems” because Nokia has yet to release the full details on the phone but what we know for sure for now is that it feature a 1.2MP wide-angle Skype HD certified front-facing camera instead of the poor VGA (640×480) FF cam of the 820. IT also packs a bigger 1800mah battery. The 810′s design is also different (imo better) and is a uni-body with interchangeable cyan and black back-covers featuring wireless charging as an option but it’s not know yet if NFC are part of the game. Check out the full press release after the break:
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Angry Birds Star Wars coming to Windows Phone on November 8th

Angry Birds developer Rovio hasn’t been a big supporter of the Windows Phone in the past. The original Angry Birds release took ages to see the light of the day, has only been updated once (and still doesn’t support fast application switching..) and none of the sequel or other versions have ever been ported to Microsoft’s mobile platform. Thankfully things are about to change (thanks to Nokia) with the upcoming release of Angry Birds Star Wars on November 8th (alongside the iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Win8 version). Check out the teaser video and press release after the break:

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