UpdatedThough the device remains a mystery, a Verizon exec revealed the carrier has a "free on contract" price point goal to meet.
Pre-orders for the phones are open and customers can expect to see them next week. A new Droid is likely to pop up Tuesday as well.
Big Red announced Thursday that customers can place early orders for the Windows Phone 8 handsets starting at 1 a.m. ET.
Reports indicate a new 5-inch phablet from HTC will hit Verizon soon, complete with a full 1080p HD display rocking 440ppi.