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Windows Phone 8 includes capabilities for payments via near-field communications (NFC). The Windows Phone wallet can also store your debit, credit, loyalty and membership card information on your phone. Microsoft will soon roll out a new Skype app that always stays on.
Meet Windows Phone Devices
Nokia, HTC and Samsung are rolling out Windows Phone 8 devices at U.S. carriers in the coming weeks. Verizon Wireless will carry the Windows Phone 8X by HTC for $199.99 with a two-year contract, and the Nokia Lumia 822, exclusive to Verizon, for $99.99 with a two-year contract.
AT&T will carry the Nokia Lumia 920, the Lumia 820 and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, all going on sale in November. And T-Mobile will carry the Windows Phone 8X by HTC starting at $149.99 for the 16 GB version and the Nokia Lumia 810 from $99.99. T-Mobile is expecting customers to be able to purchase these Windows Phones on Nov. 14.