We will probably never know for sure if Lumia 950 and especially 950 XL’s recent availability woes were caused by software and firmware glitches or a simple case of demand exceeding supply (or a bit of both), but all’s well that ends well, and the two Windows 10 Mobile flagships can again be ordered online from Microsoft worldwide.
Perhaps worldwide is a bit of a stretch, but folks living in a number of “important” European countries, plus US and Canada, have sufficient Lumia 950 and 950 XL inventory at their disposal. For the time being, at least, and as long as you’re willing to wait for deliveries in certain territories.
Both stateside and up north, Redmond’s e-store lists the smaller of the two phones as shipping “by February 8, 2016.” Meanwhile, the Lumia 950 XL returned in stock a little earlier, and seems capable of going out to its fans whenever.
Don’t forget the phablet-sized powerhouse is still eligible for free Display Dock accessories, fetching $649 and CAD $849 in the US and Canada respectively, whereas the 5.2-incher costs $549 or CAD $749 by itself. Actually, that’s not true, as buyers in the latter country also get a $69 discount towards a “productivity bundle” containing a Universal Mobile keyboard, Arc Touch Bluetooth mouse, and 6-foot Belkin HDMI cable.
Finally, if you’re thinking of using the Lumia 950 on AT&T anyway, why not pay nothing upfront, and as little as $20 a month with Next installment plans?