Verizon Setting Free Windows Phone 8 Device on Contract this Year End

November 14, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you haven’t had the entire chunk of money to buy a smartphone on your wish list, the other option close to it is to go for a carrier contract for that particular device so that you can have it for a subsidized price.

But sometimes things don’t work out the way you think. After choosing to abide by a two-year contract plan, you know you are locked and if you feel dismayed with the carrier you can’t do nothing other than wait for the plan to end for choosing another one.

So you need to choose a best value and feature rich service before heading blindly. Well, we all know these things for sure, but it’s just for the sake of a tip.

Talking of carrier contracts, Verizon is pushing the Windows Phone 8 devices with their new offerings on Nokia and HTC. You can choose the Nokia Lumia 822, priced at $99 or go for the HTC Windows Phone 8X for $199, both on contract. Both the models will be shipping before the Thanksgiving.

Perking more up in this holiday season, Verizon has also announced that they are getting ready to launch a contract-attached free Windows Phone 8 device by the end of the year.

One of the Verizon executives has been quoted as saying that before the end of the year we will have a device that comes in at the free point.

Details on the free model are still unknown, but speculation leaves Samsung Ativ Odyssey to be the only device that needs Verizon’s seal. Specs on the Ativ Odyssey haven’t been lit officially but certain leaks suggest that the phone is chipped with 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

It’s not going to be a long wait, Verizon will be revealing the offer in the coming weeks.

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