5. HTC 8X
Release Date: November 14 (rumored)
Carrier/Price:AT&T and T-Mobile; $200 w/two-year contract
A super-sleek form factor combined with dynamic specs make the HTC 8X a strong contender for the best WP8 launch device. Carrying the same 1.5GHZ dual-core found in the One X, the handset is expected to deliver high benchmarks. The vibrant 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display compliments Microsoft's alluring interface, plus the two built-in amps in the rear, along with Beats Audio technnology, should make music listening all the better.