Those Windows Phone fans who live and die by the calendar will be happy to know that at least one Windows phone now has an explicit shipping date.
Orange Switzerland has the HTC 8X available to pre-order, with the promise to start shipping on the 2nd November 2012. The handset is available for free on a 85 CHF (around Â£56, $91) 24 month contract, and also available on a 12 month contract on a variety of tariffs.
Of note is that the carrier it not offering the Nokia Lumia 920, unlike Swisscom, suggesting this may be another country where the phone is not available to all carriers.
See the offer here.
Thanks Vlad for the tip.