While we wouldn’t exactly call Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and 950 XL American launch a complete fiasco… yet, it’s crystal clear things aren’t going as smoothly as planned, either due to unexpectedly high demand, or some sort of mass production issues.
Hopefully, it’s not the latter, and it doesn’t have anything to do with Windows 10’s general release either, and fingers crossed inventory coming soon to brick and mortar shops will be enough to go around.
How soon might you be able to waltz into a Microsoft retail location and pick up your choice of the 5.2/5.7-inch Display Dock-compatible handheld pair? Starting this Thursday, November 26, apparently, though you should probably try to reserve a copy online in advance.
Speaking of, Redmond says the two phones will again be available from the manufacturer’s e-outlet on Wednesday, November 25, albeit it remains to be seen just for how long. Meanwhile, the standalone Display Dock has itself gone on sale, then quickly out of stock over the weekend, and right now, the AT&T-locked Lumia 950 is the only configuration ready to ship.
You can purchase that one for $599 outright, Continuum dock not included, or wait for the unlocked Lumia 950 XL to have its supply refreshed, costing $649, with eligibility for a free PC-transforming accessory.