I just watched the Windows Phone 8 launch event and there was some good information. You can get an overview of what was discussed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Oct12/10-29WindowsPhone8PR.aspx.
Specifically which phones will Verizon make available? Ballmer talked about three phones that Verizon will make available. Below is a copy/paste from the launch event.
Microsoft and Verizon Wireless have opened a new chapter in a long partnership. 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. Both will be available by Thanksgiving. In addition the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, also exclusive to Verizon, will be available in December.
I just finished watching it myself. I'm at work, so I couldn't see all of it live, but saw parts, and went back and replayed the rest. I'm liking that, and anxious to see what the Odyssey holds, but I still want the camera of the 920, and the Nokia apps.
Something else I liked was the "Room" capability where we can share things, like a shopping list. I know I suggested shared files to them a while back (using a family shopping list as an example and they actually responded it was a good idea and would send the suggestion back to the developers.) I'm sure that a lot of us made the same suggestion and they finally did it.