AT&T finally shares dates for Lumia 950 sales
Microsoft’s latest Lumia smartphones – the first hardware to run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box – are just about to arrive. We’ve been tracking the progress the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been making to market over the past several weeks, and now with the end of November in sight, it’s finally coming up on time for sales of these phones to actually begin. Here in the US, AT&T is lined up up to offer the Lumia 950, but so far the carrier hadn’t confirmed just when we could expect the smartphone to land. Last week we checked out some rumors making the case for a November 20 release date, and today AT&T steps up to confirm that date in an official statement.
Well, the November 20 release was half-right, at least: on November 20, Lumia 950 sales begin in AT&T retail stores. The phone will actually be available a little earlier than that, though, and if you go online you’ll be able to order the phone through the carrier’s website as of tomorrow, November 17.
Shoppers looking to pick up the Lumia 950 will have to pay AT&T just under $600 for the phone. If you’re going the on-contract route, expect to shell out $150 for the handset.
What about that free Display Dock deal, the one Microsoft has going through its own store? Unfortunately, that’s both for Microsoft’s site only (not carriers), and only for the Lumia 950 XL – not its smaller sibling.