After surprisingly discounting the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL on British and French shores before the two phones even started selling, kicking off pre-orders in various European markets, as well as throwing in complimentary Display Docks with the larger Windows 10 Mobile flagship on the continent, Microsoft is finally showing its North American fans some goodwill.
No, we’re afraid neither phone can actually be bought in the US or Canada, both subsidized and free of contractual obligations. And to our knowledge, Verizon is yet to reconsider its mystifying stance on carrier compatibility.
But you should nonetheless be ecstatic to hear a gratis Display Dock also awaits you when the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL goes on sale. The “limited time offer” will apparently last until January 31, 2016, depending on supplies, so you’re guaranteed the 5.7-incher begins shipping by then. Hopefully, in a matter of days, weeks tops, as Christmas is coming, and a Snapdragon 810 mobile powerhouse with the ability of seamlessly converting into a full-fledged PC sounds like an awesome gift.
Microsoft seems uncertain whether future Lumia 950 owners deserve access to the promotion, initially suggesting that would be the case, but quickly changing its mind. Redmond’s North American e-stores still don’t list the smaller model’s price, while the XL is due to cost $649 stateside and $849 up north.
The desktop-transforming accessory is separately valued at 99 USD and 129 CAD respectively, and if you get in on the deal, you’ll need to redeem it by February 29, then wait 8 to 10 weeks for the freebie to be delivered.