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Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8 devices will launch in the US in November

Updated Oct 29th, 2012 2:14PM EDT

Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday that the first Windows Phone 8 devices would go on sale in Europe this coming weekend and would continue to “roll out through the world in November.” Nokia’s (NOK) Lumia 810 and HTC’s (2498) Windows Phone 8X will launch by November 14th on T-Mobile, while the Lumia 820, Lumia 920 and 8X will all be available on AT&T (T) sometime in November. Verizon (VZ), meanwhile, will have three Windows Phone 8 devices: the Samsung (005930) Ativ Odyssey, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.