Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 based smartphones have been announced, and they include new devices from Nokia, Samsung and HTC which will each go on sale this month at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Windows Phone 8 smartphones feature Live Tiles, Live Apps and a Start screen that can be arranged as you want by pinning your favorite people, apps, music, games, photos and more. Microsoft says that the Windows Phone Store now has 120,000 apps to choose from for these new Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
AT&T will release the Nokia Lumia 920, the Lumia 820 and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC smartphones, while T-Mobile will carry the Windows Phone 8X by HTC starting at $149.99 for the 16GB version and the Nokia Lumia 810 from $99.99. Verizon Wireless will carry the Windows Phone 8X by HTC for $199.99 with a two-year contract, and the Nokia Lumia 822 for $99.99 with a two-year contract. The Samsung ATIV Odyssey will be available from Verizon Wireless in December.