AT&T Launches the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 today – Did you get yours?

Today is the day for many of you in the U.S. as AT&T has finally put on sale the Nokia Lumia 920 ($99 on contract) and the HTC 8X (starts at $99, up to $199). These mark the first Windows Phone 8 devices on the market and are the start of what we hope is a big wave of advertising and adoption. Look for our Lumia 920 review later on today.

The question for you is simple: Did you get one? Take the poll after the break and let us know.

Contest: Share your AT&T stories in comments, tell us what you think of your phone or share inventory status for your location and you we’ll randomly choose three of you for a $50 gift certificate to our store to stock up on accessories for your new phone! Also, head to our forums (920, 8X) for more in depth discussion!


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AT&T Launches the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 today – Did you get yours?



Cyan due on the 12th. Gotta work late so won't see it till Tuesday. Just happy charging pad is included. Im gonna go to the At&T to workout in the meantime

Preorder a black 920 at am on Wed. I'd figured the main warehouse would have them in stock and not take the chance with the store having stock so soon. The new phone came at 11am on Thursday. Very happy with phone, wish I had Friday off to try out more of the features on the phone.Got all my apps loaded from my Microsoft account and all my music from Zune on the 920 now. Best phone ever !

Just got my black lumia 920 from att. No charging plate in stock at store....rep stated that it will be shipped to me within 5-7 days... Piss poor planning on ATT's part, But i still got the phone..

Going to look at them tomorrow. I need to hold a 920 in my hands and pocket. I'm not sure if I like the size. Wish there was a flagship that wasn't, well, a ship.

I went into th store and I was shocked.. it felt perfectly fine! And this is from someone that thought the 900 was way too big and cumbersome, and hate Titans overall. I don't know what everyone was going on about. The 920 is fine, and typing is a breeze.
They didn't have the 8X in store though

I really want the 922 but I am stuck with verizon.
How long before I can pick up an unlocked version of the 922?

I went to the store just in case they had a cyan one and I could cancel my pre-order.  Nope. :(  I'm still in pre-order limbo.  No funds have been withdrawn from my account but I did get the comfirmation email that my order has been placed.  Sigh!  I hope everyone that got one is enjoying their devices though! :)  I at least got to touch, hold, embrace and tickle one! I don't get the weight complaint.  Although I couldn't really judge because it had one of those security devices on it.  The Screen was really nice though.  If white wasn't glossy I might have gotten it! 

I would totally buy a Cyan one, but the music software for Windows 8 / WP8 is TERRIBLE. It would actually be a downgrade from my 900 to lose autoplaylists and the Zune software. So depressing...

It does, but I need playlists on my host computer. I download a lot of music and organize the stuff I like / haven't listened to by making use of autoplaylists. I'm also constantly managing my library. Zune allowed me to do all of that, and well. Why has MSFT taken that away??

THIS is the sole reason I will NOT upgrade to WP8 yet. For MS to release these devices and NOT have the desktop software to support them that is equivalent to Zune is simply appalling. One of my main uses for my phone is listening to an expansive music collection for which I simply have to be able to use Auto playlists and ratings for to be able to rotate effectively on the device. I simply can't believe that MS screwed up so badly in this department. Take a look around the internet, you'll see the XBox Music app and desktop software getting universally panned. Unforgivable MS, just terrible. *Rant over*

Best Buy still doesnt have them in stores yet. I plan on picking up a 920 once they do get them in (Signed up for Cell Phone Freedom, and want the immediate 50 dollars off). 

Well looks like mine isn't going to be here until Monday :( Oh well, at least I'm getting one. It says the package is two pounds so I really hope my wireless charger is in there as I was told it would be. Because I had the same issue as some where the free one wasn't an option. Chatted with a support rep and she told me it would be in there. 

I didn't get my Lumia 920 or 8X today. Turns out it'll cost me an extra $50/mo. I was actually considering switching carriers, but then reports of 920 daylight photo issues and potential 8X issues started appearing on the boards.

How you people put up with AT&T?
The web site is attrocious. Must start by choosing plan BEFORE choosing phones, or you don't get the option of the $50/mo talk/text/web.
Finally found the $50/mo talk/text/web plan. But there is a catch: that plan is NOT for web for smartphones. You must buy an additional data plan. Really?
Or, I could go for the $65/mo talk/text/web for smartphones, for a whopping 1GB of data/mo. Woo. Hoo.

If you had the same issue as me it almost seemed like AT&T was trying to push me into a $50 a month fee for a plan as well. But I noticed that was for their Enterprise 4G LTE plan and not the personal which is $35 and what I'm paying now. I have the Mobile share plan with 6GB of Data and unlimited talk and txt for $90 a month. Then each phone is $35. When it all comes out it was the same price I was paying before with my old plan for only 2GB for each phone. Not sure if your sharing the plan with someone but the mobile share is really nice.

Yea its a great deal. I did the Mobile share with the 4GB for 70 and 40 for both phones. I'm saving about 20-30 a month since I no longer pay for text and data separably.

My Lumia 920 (Cyan) is on the FEDEX Truck for delivery can't wait to get it!
EDIT -  It was delivered at 11 am way before I thought, and it is awesome!

I pre-ordered a yellow Lumia 920 on Nov 7th early in the morning. The item has not shipped yet and the AT&T rep I called to talk about the order did not have any clue about when it will ship. She asked me ti wait 7-14 days since I placed the order only 2 days back. Why the heck did I pre-order this. SO FRUSTRATING!!!!

I preordered 2 Lumia 920s, one for me and one for my friend's birthday.  I ordered mine then his as soon as we knew preorders were up.  His is coming in today and mine is going to be sitting in the Fedex facility down the street until Monday and I called Fedex, they said I won't be able to pick it up today...  Annoyed, but I'm glad his is going to be here this weekend.

I just have to say, you people are pathetic.  The way you say "OMG, I have to wait ALLLLLL weekend before I can get my phone"  Christ people, you sound like you're waiting 3 days for a meal to ship.  It's a phone. Relax.  Pretty sure you'll get the same text messages and phone calls with your current phone.

I saw one comment about someone got one from Best Buy.  Anyone else know of any other stores that may have these today, like Microsoft Stores or Costco?

Waiting for the local att to open up here on the west coast and crossing my fingers they have a white 920 in stock. Forgive me if this was alredy stated but do the 920s include headphones?

I got the hookup at my store and have given this sales guy a lot of business.  He looked last night and said they got 10 black 920's in and that's it.  Unfortunately, I can't get there until after work, and he's off today, but he told me he would call and reserve one for me and told me the sales person to meet with and she would give him credit for the sale.  Let's hope it all works out by this evening!

If it weren't for this site or any WP site, nobody would have known any Windows Phone was being launched today. I have seen no television advertising whatsoever on any of these devices or Windows Phone 8. So far a pitiful launch on some stunning software and devices. No wonder not many people know about this OS. You need to first build a need then sell the device. I'm all in for a couple Lumia 920s btw. Just disappointed in the lack of product exposure. I hope that changes.

It's possible that the there is truth in Sandy causing shipment disruptions, and that once all the stores have adequate stock of not just the phones, but the accesories such as charging pads, we will see a more aggresive roll out. They could have pushed it back a bit, but then it would upset the people who have been waiting for this day.

Just walking out of the store with it right now. Got in early and got a red one. Don't know about other places, but the Webster Texas store has several of all the colors they carry.

Ineligible for upgrade - 1 year old titan, but my wife let me upgrade her original Focus.  Black 920 and charging pad on truck for delivery.  I love my wife!

Another unfortunate soul here not getting it till Monday. Ah well, no work that day due to Veterans Day so I'll get ample time to play with it.

Just left my AT&T store in Orlando Florida I got the only white one and they only have 3 black ones. They didn't receive any wireless chargers so I have to wait until the shipment comes in :(

With At&t online ordering problems!! I hope everyone who ordered one gets one, as for me I will never order anything from At&t online again. So it is off to the store for me.

I'm waiting for my StormTrooper(Glossy White 920) to arrive in the mail! I ended up getting mine for free, because AT&T never issued me my $100 credit for my L900 back in April. My mom will now enjoy my L900 until her next upgrade in Feb'13. I seriously can't wait to use the camera on the 920!

Man I really want the deals that ATT is Getting on This WP8 devices!!! Grrr TMO needs to step it up a notch. best would be to wait at least till after black Friday before Christmas. Who knows !!! ? I might get lucky and get me a sweet deal on an 8x !!!;-)

I've ordered my Nokia Lumia 920 through AT&T on Wednesday...it was a huge hassle because I get a work discount and had to go through their "premier" page and man it sucked...but it just says that it is in processing...bummed I will likely not get it today.

I went with the Yellow 920 on ATT, so I do not have it yet! But I preordered early, so I am still scheduled to ship on the 13th!

Black 920 for me, white 920 for the wife... Best Buy showed they had the black ones in stock, but they wouldn't sell it outright without a contract... AT had no problem selling them off contract... was interesting, while we were at the AT store, the rep had a Lumia 900 (her work phone) and another customer next to us was purchasing a 920.

Damn guys, this article was only posted about 45 mins ago and there is already 119 comments? That was fast hah.
I pre-ordered my Yellow 920 on wends. We still had the family talk plan, and apparently the 920 isn't compatible with that(since its 4G LTE) as a secondary phone. Plus, it was saying it cost 199 and not 99 if I wasn't selecting the right plans(along with not getting the free Pad). So we spent half the day trying to set up the Mobile Share plan. God I forgot how terrible att customer service/their site is. First the Ipad was somehow not connected to our account, so I had to figure out how to get that moved. Then I had to set up the mobile plan, which took like 2 hrs cause the site was sooo slow. I talked to some guy on the phone and he was no help at all.  The order got stuck on "processing" like 4 times, then I had to wait for it to actually kick in before I could get my upgrade.
So we finally got all that set up and ordered my Yellow 920, which was then when I realized it wasn't gunna get here till next Wednesday...sigh...Least I got it done  haha
edit: now 156 by the tmie I finished writing this lol

They used yellow 920 for the press then why the yellow is treated like a color that they don't want to produce?!

I preordered my white 920 at 9:30 PM on tuseday, no problems at all. (got the charging pad with it)
It should be delivered later today... but the wireless charging pad was shipped just yesterday and should come in on tuseday. today should be a good day :)

I just returned from purchasing a white Lumia 920 at AT&T.  I ditched T-Mobile and went from Androit (Sensation 4G) to the WP.  I must admit, I feel a little lost right now, but I will enjoy exploring this new platform!
At about 8:30 am today, I went online to check stock at my local stores.  None of them showed having the handset in white, except ONE store about a half hour away.  I drove there and saw four guys in the process of purchasing a 920.  They had a 920 and an 820 on display, fully functional, no demo!  Both models on display were in black.  How boring!  They should be showing off the colors that these phones come in!  There was an empty place to display an HTC 8X, but no handset there.  An online check also showed no stores near me with an 8X yet, so I guess it's only online for now?
The staff at the store were all wearing "Windows 8" t-shirts.  While waiting my turn to speak to a sales associate, one of them was showing a guy the 920.  The guy never had a smart phone and never heard of WP.  I felt like I could have sold this phone better than the AT&T guy.  He never mentioned the special senstitivity of the screen, the image stabilization of the camera, the Nokia-specific features, the wireless charging, or basically anything that differentiates this phone from the others.
My sales guy was using a 900 so he knew his way around the phone, at least.  The first SIM card he tried to use would not work with the phone and we spent a good deal of time waiting on that to be resolved.
He also spent time in the back looking for the free charging plate and finally realized that it will be mailed out to me directly.
I qualified for a 24% discount (Premier) on the plan I enrolled in and some mysterious $50 credit once the phone was activated - on top of the free charging plate credit.  Yay, me!
The guy never offered to transfer my contacts and photos over from my old handset, so I need to investigate how to do that (going from Androit to WP).
The best news, for me, is that I previously didn't have a cell signal at all at my house on T-Mobile and was always using WiFi calling (which isn't natively available on WP/AT&T).  But I have a very strong LTE signal here on AT&T.  Yay, again!
Congratulations to everyone else who got one of these phones today!

Hey buddy.  Welcome to the new Windows Phone world.  I think you  will really love it once you get use to the interface and spend some time tweaking it to your likings.  That being said, if your contacts are available in Gmail, here's an article for you:
But if you sign into Gmail on your Windows Phone, your contacts should automatically sync to your phone.  In addition, it would matcup up with your Facebook contacts (granted if you properly put in peoples full names and email address).  It's one of the best hybrid contact system I've seen.
In the future, if you decide to go with Windows 8 (my recommendation is to get a touch screen to truly appreciate what it offers), your Xbox Music library (importing and matching all of your musics) will get matched to the xbox database in the air and all your playlists would sync with your phone automatically.
If you have any questions, I think many of us here can help you out.  :)


Here is my experience this morning. 


I walked into the att store.  They had 5 blacks, 5 reds and 5 whites.  


I looked at all of them while a customer was buying a red.  I decide on black because I liked the matte finish.  


When they were about to ring it up, they told me I wasn't eligible for an upgrade.  Then she realized she forgot to fix my account (she said she wondered what that note that was left for her was about).  I had asked them to fix it two days ago.   


The computer said I'm on a month to month contract since I haven't renewed, but their system said I just renewed.  Crazy.  It will take them 48-72 hours to fix it. But, I can upgrade for a $36 upgrade fee and $250 for phone.   


Needless to say, I will be waiting until Monday or Tuesday to get the phone.   Frustrating.  But, at least I can wait until they get the wireless chargers before buying it.  


Ugh.  Thanks AT&T.  This is why we hate you.   


I'm in Richmond, VA in case anyone wants to get their phones.   

Sorry to hear but you won't be alone. I pre-ordered on the 7th with no issues. Online status never updated so I called and after getting passed around I ended back at the store who told me there was a 3-5 business day delay. She made a few guesses as to why but had no real information. I would have appreciated some communication. 

Seriously wish they had spread the color options out better.  Just seems random.  I have to go two towns over to get a red one.  I'd pre-order but I gotta see it in person.  Tested out a black one though and it feels/looks so very nice.  So put me down for "will buy when I find my color". :)

8:13am PST waiting at the ATT store in Citrus Heights,Ca. on my Surface tablet connected to mt 900. I hope they have Cyan in store!!!!

Cyan will not be in Store.  Online only or they will special order if for you.  You will have the option of red, black, white at the store.  I was torn between Cyan and Red and went with Cyan.  Having Cyan L900 like you do made me want to change to distinguish L900 vs L920 but in the end, I liked the Cyan color too much to change now.

I got my new cyan Nokia Lumia 920 delivered a few minutes ago from FedEx. For those who were wondering, it did come with the free wireless charger in black. It was never mentioned during the order process or on the invoice that it was coming, but if you pre-ordered you should get one. I didn't get my order in early either. 

Order mine in store on the 7th at 10:00am PST, just called At&t and they said mine was on backorder with no estimated time when it will be back in.

I have an iPhone 4s 32GB on contract with AT&T for another year.
I took advantage of the early upgrade option (Launch price $99.99 + $250 = $349.99)
Sold my iPhone 4s for $350
Net result - Free Nokia 920 (with a new 2 year agreement)
No regrets. The Nokia 920 blows away the iPhone 5.
I'm a happy camper ;-)

Cyan 920 at local warehouse facility in Orange County, CA. sent from Memphis, TN.  I will have it very soon.

My cyan pre-order is set to arrive Monday.  I dont mind waiting, but you would think the whole point of pre-ordering is to get it first 

Ordered a red and a cyan 920 in Seattle at 5AM on preorder day.
Cyan on the truck to be delivered today
Red and both charging plates scheduled to arrive Monday
All packages came from Memphis

No Orlando area at&t stores or best buys even have them at all. Best buy told me another week. Decided to cancel preorder and called 4 at&t stores. They said another week. I've never seen a more poorly executed release in my life. I wish I was allowed to paint cars as badly as these people do their jobs. (I own a body shop)

The location at the corner of Kirkman Rd and Conroy Rd had 3 black 920s left when I was there at 10am I got the only white one. Maybe they still have one of the black ones.

No problem they don't have any of the wireless chargers instock but told me that they would make sure I got one as soon as the shipment arrived.

Just talked to one of the store employees they said red white and black is the only instore color, damn!! well I guess its gonna be White.....or black, maybe red...lmao. First world problems.

It's good to know that WP8 is launching today in the US and I've not seen a single Microsoft, Nokia, or AT&T commercial about it. (sarcasm)
Do they really think this is their winning strategy?

It boggles my mind too. And I don't say that to be hating (before the crazed fanboys attack). I plan on getting a WP8 device. But this lack of effective advertising is just puzzling.

I'm 100% in the same boat.  I pre-ordered my 8X on Verizon this morning.  But it just blows my mind.  AT&T says they are going to 'support the launch,' Nokia's existence is leaning very heavily on a 920 grandslam, and Microsoft's relevence in the mobile space needs HTC, Samsung, and Nokia to move significant quantities...and not a single WP8 ad. 

Currently talking to an att rep about an early upgrade from my 900. Am being told no and that I can be offered an early upgrade on a iPhone . Hung up immediately. *facepalm* you would figure it would be smart to let people buy back in and extend their contract. Att is just retarded.

See my story above. Keep trying, and insist to talk to a supervisor when all else fails. And I used the online chat help - I would have insulted them too many times had I tried to talk to them on the phone. It's easier to control one self when typing.. :D

I logged on to my AT&T account and there is then a chat icon somewhere on the right side of the screen. Or, I think you can click the small "contact us" at the very bottom of the screen and navigate through there to chat. Sometimes they are all busy so try again if you can't get a rep immediately.

I called my local ATT stores and none of them knew that the 920 was going to launch today. Some even tried to pursued me to get the iphone 5 instead. I hate ATT.

I hit the AT&T store in the Eden Prairie (MN) mall at open today. They had a 30 minute wait already, so i checked in and reserved a 920 black. I will update this after i head in. They seemed pretty busy and the nice lady in the blue Windows 8 shirt couldn't have been nicer.

I asked about chargers and she said stock was low, so they would order it for me. I am curious if I can choose between the stand or peeble charger.

I called my local AT&T store around 10:15 am today to ask if they had any Lumia 920s in stock and the salesperson laughed and said "I have had like 30 calls this morning about that phone. Everyone in town is sold out." Best Buy is also out. I decided to order the Black 920 online from AT&T. I went back and forth between black and cyan but thought black more practical and I kind of like how when the screen is off it looks uniform, like a solid slab.

Where is the "I'm stuck im a contract with the 900 choice"?  I'd grab a 920 today if ATT offered some sorta of discount for early adopters of the 900. 

All you have to do is call their customer service number and ask.  I did, and mine is getting shipped today!

Where's the option in the poll to say I've pre-ordered the phone but AT&T still hasn't processed my order yet and I have no clue when I'm getting my phones.

I am very mad at AT&T, I tried to preorder my Lumia 920 on the 7th and the site wasn't working right, I tried 4 different browsers even and the site wouldn't let me advance through the preordering process. So, I went into my local store to preorder and was told it would arrive at my house today, the 9th. However I just figured out how to track the box and it is estimated to arrive next Wednesday. Basically if I waited outside the store this morning instead of preordering I would already have my phone.

Only 8 of the 920 in stock at the location I checked, but it was still early and they said more should be coming in as early as this afternoon.
I want one, but I'm waiting at this point.  I have a Titan 2 that I may just sell now and use my S3 until I decide on getting another WP device.

Man, I love this phone!  It's not as thick as I thought it would be and the display is amazing!  It buzzes like hell when a call comes in, but that's a small price to pay for the awesome camera!

I ordered mine, but since I am going with Yellow I have to wait.  It only took me about 3 hours to get my order correct. Go AT&T

the microsoft store in los angeles said they would gave red, white, and black 920s today. i might stop by to play with them...

I did the one thing that I swore I'd never do and went back to at&t. But they had the black in stock at the local store. They knew what I wanted and didn't try to sell me something else. They were really friendly and helpful

Got confirmation it shipped just haven't received it yet. And USPS tracking is useless so I have no idea where it is.:(

I visited a BestBuy, BestBuy Mobile, two AT&T stores, and a Staples within 6 miles of me, none of which even knew the 920 was launching today.... let alone having the hardware in stock. I'm very dissapointed. 

AT&T store in Chicago, Dearborn and Madison sold out in a few minutes after opening this morning. MS store in Oakbrook, IL still waiting for their shipment. Will have all five colors in stock..

Not many things will get me up at 8, but on a busy friday I'm happy to get up far before my 10AM class. I rushed down to the AT&T store, not sure if people would be beating down the doors (I figured they wouldn't but wanted to be safe). When I got there, there was a single person parked in the lot as the reps were stocking the store. I eyed this guy and he eyed me. I thought to myself, maybe there are only a few Lumias and only one color besides black, with one in stock; this guy could ruin my day. When we saw the lady coming to unlock the door we both rushed to get there first but he beat me. I get behind him and hear him say "I'd like to purchase the note please". Suffice to say, I'm the proud owner a of a brand new red Lumia 920 (with the wireless charging pad to boot)

Pre-order was a complete bust for me.  AT&T online and by phone was like a bunch of monkeys trying to #$@% a football.  Finally cancelled this morning since there was no shipping info, just "processing" status.
Purchased in Midwest City, OK AT&T store.  They have some stock.  I got 1 of the 2 reds they had on hand.  I got a free puck charger but only because they discounted the phone by the same amount as the charger.  They also have SKUs for the stand chargers so I ordered one of them.  Both will be shipped when available.
Haven't played with device much since I had to go back to work and I can't bring device into the room I work in.  What I saw was a complete wow moment.  Very excited.
They handed out a card to help folks transfer from other phones to a Nokia.  Here's the URL:  www.markspace.com/welcomehome/nokia.  Maybe that will help others migrate.
If you are having preorder issues and it hasn't shipped, cancel and go to a store with stock if you can.  Stores will help.

Not many things will get me up at 8, but on a busy friday I'm happy to get up far before my 10AM class when the Lumia launch is happening. I rushed down to the AT&T store, not sure if people would be beating down the doors (I figured they wouldn't but wanted to be safe). When I got there, there was a single person parked in the lot as the reps were stocking the store. I eyed this guy and he eyed me. I thought to myself, maybe there are only a few Lumias and only one color besides black, with one in stock; this guy could ruin my day. When we saw the lady coming to unlock the door we both rushed to get there first but he beat me. I get behind him and hear him say "I'd like to purchase the note please". Suffice to say, I'm the proud owner a of a brand new red Lumia 920 (with the wireless charging pad to boot)

Just waiting for mine to arrive usps. Preordered and porting my number over from sprint. So far things have gone very smooth. My only complaint would be that my phone shipped from Memphis. I'm in Dallas, why not from Ft Worth?

Exactly the same. I am in Dallas. Pre-ordered on 7th, and they processed it today, for delivery from Memphis 4:41AM. Don't know whether I will get it by today :-(
I ordered a black Lumia 920. Would have been wise to just go to the store and pick one.

my preorder for a white 920 that i placed at 1am on the 7th has finally shipped. excited to get the phone, but extremely dissapointed with at&t's handling of this launch.
plus, according tp their website there are ZERO white 920s in stock anywhere in the greater los angeles area.

T-Mobile customer, just went in to play with the phones(the 8X was not on display). The Nokia Lumia 920 is so gorgeous but couldn't play around with the camera since the wires hooked up covered the back. Also the form factor of the Lumia 820 is really perfect. Nice devices.

Got Lumia 920 at local at&t, no one else there. Didn't get wireless charger they knew nothing about it in stores. Called customer service about it they said online only

Update: got a call from the att I bought the 920 from, he said he just got the email about the wireless charger he is going to order it and ship to my house

Can't decide. I find that there is a lot to like about the 920 and windows phone 8, but it still has a lot of catching up to do (apps, notification center), or missing features (video-out, vpn) and few accessories (Car Dock).
I hope to be able to play with one at some point this weekend. Have people seen demo units set up? I'd really hope to be able to see xbox music in action. I also want to test the espn live tile, see how well it handles my multiple favorite teams, as overlapping schedules can make for a crowded scoreboard in spring and fall.
Coming from android, I'm really worried about the apps. I know that the app count is irrelevent, as most apps are garbage, but it's been frustrating seeing popular iphone apps take months to get to android (instagram, words with friends), have less functional android versions (yelp, watchespn), or be completely missing. For the forseeable future, that problem will be magnified greatly by switching to WP8. I'm not even a big app user, but it's still a problem.

Everything you're concerned about is minor at best. You get a MUCH more complete phone with WP8 right out of the box. If you're solely counting apps then you'll never be part of the fun.

So I'm only concerned because I'm "doing it wrong"? If your reply was intended to give me confidence in the platform, you abjectly failed.
I think the basic features of WP8 do look substantially better. But that's not the world WP8 is competing in. Without vastly improved app support, it's severly handicapped in an objective choice

Your not a big app fan but your concerned about the amount of apps? The great thing about windows phone is that unlike android and iPhone most of the app functionality that they need to download later is intelligently integrated into the phone. You other concern is about a hardware feature which a) you know isn't part of the device or is legacy.
People who have switched to Windows Phone rarely if ever regret the switch. It those who sit on the fence are those who never get in on the fun. Some people are just wallflowers and some have fun at the party. I think your "concerns" are easily mitigated by the incredible and optimized hardware and the uniquely beautiful and secure software available in the largest ecosystem anywhere. No regrets whatsoever!

This is not that hard, you simply decide what apps that are must haves for you.  If it doesn't currently have it or has one coming down the pipe, or have an equivalent that you can live with then you don't want WP8.  I was an Android user before I switched and yeah they had a ton of apps, but I only really used about 10-20 of them and sparingly at that.  Pretty much everything I need has been on WP or there has been a variant.  Some of the more popular ones that are cross platform are coming minus a Wells Fargo app (which I'd like).  Still it's a very solid product and OS.  You just need to make a decision on what apps are must haves if that's what's holding you back.  Os alone has been worth the switch.  

Waiting on my Yellow 920, I got mine for a total of 26.58! I placed my order through premier. I'm eligible for a 25.00 discount on all online purchases plus I received a discount for 50.00 off through my workplace. So when all was said and done 99.99 became 26.58, plus I get the free charging plate! I can't wait to retire my 900!

My local store has 2 Lumia 920 display units, but no actual phones in stock.  Luckily, I pre-ordered a Cyan L920 which should be arriving on Monday!

My store in Edmond OK had black and red units.  I opted for black.  The phone is beautiful and the complaints by some reviewers about the weight are grossly exaggerated.  To me it simply feels like a quality piece of electronics.  It fits the hand wonderfully.  I am coming from an iPhone 5 and I vastly prefer the size and heft of the Nokia.  The screen is stunning, the interface fluid and fast,  and visibility outdoors is great.  I look forward to,posting more  detailed thoughts but my initial impression is WOW!  Great job Nokia.

So, I went to my local AT&T corporate store... To my surprise there were about 10 people outside waiting to buy this phone!  I got my matte black 920, and so far so good.  I was worried about the size/heft of the phone, but considering how well it feels in the hand and its build quality, I don't mind the size/weight.  I am impressed by the screen, and can't wait till I am done with work to go home and play with it!(my phone :)  
One note, the store didn't have ANY wireless charging pads.  So they ordered me one, discounted the phone to 54.99, paid 45.00 for the pad and with tax paid $106.  The wireless charging pad will be shipped to my house.  Fast, easy, awesome.

I picked mine up this morning, 45 minutes after they opened, and the store had already sold 5 of them.  Wireless charging pad to be shipped as well.  Cool to see some activity from the buzz surrounding this phone!  
They had Red, Black, and White in stock.  

I got mine SOOOO happy nokia lumina 920 best phone you can get for your money !!
Iphone is dead and gone. Nokia it's time to take back the world !!

After I did not win the free phone contest that Jojogill won, I ordered a Lumia 920 myself. Was split between red and yellow, yellow was worth the extra wait. Thinking of what to do with my Titan II.

ordered my yellow today through an AT&T store. They didn't have it in stock, which i knew from the start, so no big deal.  $99 + tax and also free charging plate. can't wait to get this phone in my hand!

My 920 is coming later today via USPS.  But my word, the 8X is just an absolute STUNNER.  I wonder if I'll end up exchanging my 920 for the 8X.  

The ATT stores around me only had black, so I had them order a cyan lumia 920 and it should be here in a few days, I also had a chance to play with it in the store and it is awesome.  I can not wait until it comes in, not sure what ATT was thinking only sending one colour to their stores?  (on a side note the guy at the store told me they got 4 galaxy note II's in this morning as well....so its not like its just windows phones they seem to struggle on supplying for their customers)

Went to ATT store first thing this morning to purchase Nokia Lumia 920.  They had some in stock however, they refused to sell me one as I wanted to buy it outright vs. extend my contract.  Mind you, I have 8 lines with ATT and this apparently does not count.  I asked them about the $449 non contract price that was advertised and they actually told me to go to a Microsoft Store after talking to the manager. This all happened at Dana Point ATT Store this morning. 

Went to a local AT&T store and they had no 8Xs, and were out of 920's, Ofcourse, they were not telling people that! Lots of pissed off customers, myself included. Heading online now to make my purchase there.

nope... waiting for mine to arrive... why the FU#^ did I preorder when i could have walked into the store and got it easier and faster... this whole pre order is worthless.. infact i wont get mine til next week... what a way really earn my buisness at&t... SMH

Manchester NH store hade quite a few in stock, not sure of exact number. But They had Red, White, Black. No line, I was the first one to buy from the store other than the Nokia Rep who bought two lol. No charging pads either, but they put it in the order, and its being shipped to me.

Got the last 2 Black Nokia 920s at a local AT&T store.  They didn't have the wireless chargers, so instead they waived the $36x2 upgrade fees.  So far it is leeps and bounds better than the other Windows Phones I've had (Focus, Titan, Lumia 800).

I am waiting until My Verizon contract expires in a month and then I am going to get the Lumia 920. I'm hoping they are still doing the free wireless charger deal by that time.

Not a good start at my local AT&T store.  Went there this morning to get the Black 920.  I walk in and not a single WP8 on display.  The only WP on display were in the far corner.  When I asked the sales associate his answer, oh we don't have any.  I was suprised and commented that on WP8 launch day you don't have any, his response, oh no we have a display model but we haven't put it out yet.  Again I asked why as it is the launch day?  I grew up near farms and the look I received was the same I saw on the cows in the pasture.
The manager came over just then and she got him to bring out an employee phone (not yet unboxed) and the only black phone they had (display only not for sale).  They don't have any in stock until later today.
So my first try was not a happy one, hope others have better luck.
On a side note:  I will definitely get the black 920 I can't say how nice it felt in hand - I'm not sure what the fuss is about the weight.

I purchased 2, one blue for wife and red for myself.  Will not be delievered until Monday. :( 
We are moving from Iphone's, looking forward to the new Win8.

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my partners Cyan 920 which is on a truck somewhere driving around the neighbourhood here in KY.  My yellow one will be on it's way early next week according to the website.  Can't wait!

Mine is on the FedEx truck and out for delivert and can't get here soon enough!  Hopefully in the next hour or two.

I actually voted tiwce. The first vote was sent from the demo 920 at the AT&T store, haha. That's what I decided to do while trying it out.
Oh, but Springfield, IL sucks. The main store only has the black 920 and 820. They said they were getting the white in this afternoon. The red's not coming until MAYBE Monday. The 8X was nowhere to be found, and they said Monday or Tuesday for it. The second store is the same story. The third had no WP8 devices. Best Buy had no Lumias, and only a demo model of the 8X locked up that the guy took out to show me (snapped a picture to show my sister, who is on Verizon).
So after maybe 45 minutes of checking stores, I went back to the first and got it in black. I will probably go back when the red is in to check it out, but it's not worth a $35 restocking fee.

Another disastrous launch of WP. Microsoft Store reps in Boston have no idea what Lumia 920 is. AT&T stores have zero stock. Absolutely pathetic.

Here in Atlanta, all the stores only have black, red, and white. Guess that's for all store. Yellow and Cyan online only. If you want the yellow one like me, you have to wait until next Wed.

Went into AT&T with high hopes, held the black 920 and the weight thing, imho, has been way overblown.
BUT - the AT&T optional protection plan stinks in comparison to that of Microsoft Store or Best Buy.
BestBuy: $170 covers 2 years of warranty including accidental damage with NO deductible for phone replacement
Microsoft: not sure on price but also 2 years including accidental damage with NO deductible for phone replacement (i think)
ATT: $10/mo is only option so = $240 for 2 years including accidental damage, lost or stolen, with $200 deductible for phone replacement!!
I'm MUCH more likely to bust my phone than to lose it, so I'm gonna wait and get the phone somewhere else. Super bummed to walk out of there without a 920.

im waiting for more reviews i guess, mostly my own. gonna go check them out in store. If the 8x is better ill prob wait it out and switch to big red. If the lumia wins then i might use my upgrade.

Proud owner of a Lumia 920! At Plaza Las America's AT&T in Puerto Rico, they only had black, white and red versions and no ATT store in the area has the charging plates.  They're supposed to call me when they get in stock to get the free plate :/

I picked up a white Lumia 920 this morning.  Only black and white were available in the store.  The charging pad was included, but did not arrive yet.  They are expecting it early next week, and the manager even suggested that he would drop off the charging plate for me at my office, if I couldn't find time to make it in.

I went and got my new Lumia 920 at the store. They were out f the red one (they only had one and someone beat me to it). It seems that a lot of store got only a handful of the red one. Still happy with the matte black.

Got to our local AT&T store about an hour before opening.  First in line so I stayed in the car.  A couple of other cars came up, but everybody stayed in their car so no line formed outside the store.
I got a shiny red 920 and am very happy so far.  The store only had two and they were gone after the first two people came in.  Of the five people in line, two were waiting for the Lumia and three for the Galaxy Tab II.

I've been waiting at the at&t (los angeles) store from 9am to get my 920... Been waiting for over an hour now.. And had to go to McDonald's to get breakfast mean while.. 4 more customers in front of me now... Can't wait!!!

My experience was a SUPER POSITIVE ONE. Originally I was not qualified for an upgrade until June 2013, and I was stuck with my old iPhone 3GS because my last Windows Phone DROWNED at the beach.  I called customer service and asked for an early upgrade.  First they offered the phone at $199.99, but when I mentioned the web price at $99.99, they MATCHED IT. Yay!!  Only downside is that I have to wait 7 to 10 business days for delivery.  I can live with that.

I went to a store in Thornton, CO (a suburb of Denver) and was surprised to see seven people already in the store 10 minutes after it opened.  While I was waiting, I was speaking to a lady who was getting a 920 to replace her iPhone 4S.  She said she was quite dissappointed in the iPhone 5 and was ready for something new and refreshing.  She said she has been a loyal Apple customer (Mac, iPod, iPhone) for years.  Quite a good sign.
I did get my black Lumia 920 and the charging plate was ordered and will ship to me.  I really like the feel of the phone.  And it looks great in bright sunlight!

waiting to see if i can get a better deal fro At&T .. else i will switch to t-Mobile and buy one 810 and one 8X

Unlike most, it appears, I'm going to wait a few weeks or months to see how things flush out. I'm happy with my Lumia 900, and am curious to see what kind of issues people run into with the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X, as well as if Nokia release an upgrade offer to those who bought the 900. And, who knows, given their current track record, maybe Nokia are looking to release a Lumia 940 in the spring ;). At the very least, in a few months when the on-contract cost of the 920 is $0.99, it will be cheaper to break my current contract.

went to an AT&T store 10 minutes after they opened in downtown SF and sold out of everything except for black (there were maybe 10 people ahead of me in line). No HTC 8X's yet. Tried another downtown SF store and they had already sold out of their stock of 5 phones. No HTC 8X's either. I guess it's good they're selling out of phones, but I wish they had a little more in stock for the launch...

Hello there! I'm new but just wanted to say that I was there at my att store 6 mins after they opened there was at least 30 people ahead of me! Thats awesome but reds and white lumias sold out. It was ok with me though because i wanted the black one anyways.
... Ive been reading and following you guys i just thought it might be time to get involved some :)

My experience was a SUPER POSITIVE ONE. Originally I was not qualified for an upgrade until June 2013, and I was stuck with my old iPhone 3GS because my last Windows Phone DROWNED at the beach. I called customer service and asked for an early upgrade. First they offered the phone at $199.99, but when I mentioned the web price at $99.99, they MATCHED IT. Yay!! Only downside is that I have to wait 7 to 10 business days for delivery. I can live with that.

Preordered Cyan on the 7th, got notice it should arrive on the 9th  -- then got shipping info yesterday that I won't see it until the 12th.  They moved Christmas back 3 days - not fair :(

I must say that this is one slick phone.  I went with the Matte Black and with the way overpriced Belikin edge protecting case it looks damn slick.  This phone feels perfect for me...anything lighter and it would feel "cheap" but this of course is purely personal preference.  I have spent quite some time out of my work day downloading and pinning apps to the start screen...being able to resize the metro tiles has created a great deal of customization possibilities.  I think down the line it would be nice to make indivudual tiles different colors....

I got my Lumia 920 this morning and have one problem.  Some of my favorite apps will not work!  I went to the windows phone website and clicked purchase history.  Some of my favorites including Tentacles, Navigon and Fabel Coin Golf all get the following message:
"Your version of the Windows Phone software is not supported by this application"

Just got the lumia 920. Had an issue with it taking 45 minutes to checkout , but other than that i love the phone. The screen is nice!

Not on ATT but I did pre-order my 8X from Verizon today.  I checked a few of the ATT stores around me in CT and almost all of them are out of stock and a few have limited stock left.

This might be the wrong place to ask but its FRIDAY..., I'd moving frm IPhone to 920 THIS EVENiNG(yay!!). Whats the easiest to move my pictures and contacts to the new phone? Thanks already!!

Had to wait till today to order my black 920 because I needed an exception to be able to upgrade and had to wait till the phones actually went on sale. The AT&T rep  called me and asked if I still wanted to upgrade?  Absolutely!
Then I was told the phone will not ship for a couple of weeks because of the popularity of the phone.
Can this be true? Day one and they are short phones already?  Still waiting for my confirmation email so I can get my tracking number and see what the real shipping time is. 
UPDATE: Received my order comformation. When checking shipping status it states back ordered. 

Called AT&T to upgrade my almost 1-year old HTC Titan.  Mentioned I was having the microphone problem where no one could understand anything I said.  No dice.  Got switched to Warranty.  Went through the process again.  No dice.  Saw the post here suggesting that I talk to a supervisor.  He checked all my accounts to see if any were available for an early upgrade.  No dice, I bought all the phones at the same time.  Then he says he can create a case number and bump it up to his bosses to see if they are willing to get me one, presumably at $99 with all the goodies.  I'll have to wait a few days, but it's worth a shot for a Yellow 920.  So, who sells clear cases for these things?

I have the same problem with my HTC Titan - everyone says I sound like I'm under water! Luckily I had another phone on my plan eligible for upgrade.

Just cancelled my pre-order and got it in the store, they're shipping my wireless charging plate to me for free as well. YAY! I love it! Best choice ever, glad to get rid of my iPhone.

Went to AT&T store here in Indianapolis.  Every employee has a WP8 shirt on, and the display is set up with no phones on it.  I asked to see a 920, and the girl tells me they don't have them out yet.  I wanted to compare it to my 900 but she wouldn't get it out and show me unless I was buying it.
Nice rollout AT&T.  No wonder Windows Phone continues to get it's ass kicked.  And I love my Nokia 900.
If you don't show them, they won't sell.

I arrived at the AT&T store at 7:55AM right before the 8:00AM opening.  I was third in line.  A few people were there for the Lumia 920 and a couple were coming to pick up the Note 2.  I waited for my turn in line for about twenty minutes (even though I was only 3rd).  I knew exactly what I wanted (black, off-contract).  Well, it took over an hour to process my order because the AT&T store rep rang up the wrong phone and no one knew how to cancel the credit card transaction.  The location I went to also didn't have any charging plates available so I won't be receiving one until next week :( Negative store experience aside, I LOVE THIS PHONE!!!  Everything is so smooth, I love that even with a screen protector, I can still operate the screen with gloves, WP8 is excellent so far...I can't wait to get home and play with everything.  I have been an iPhone user for over four years and I am so excited to try something new!  I also noticed that the phone was not as heavy as I thought.  I own an iPhone four and with a case it feels about the same.  I was a little worried about the wieght but I was pleasantly surprised!