What actually Microsoft at its Windows 10 devices event announced were its flagships – the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and also introduced the world with a more affordable Mobile – called Lumia 550, and in surprise also unveiled its new Surface Pro 4, along with the unexpected dared Surface Book laptop, and a new redisigned Microsoft BAND 2 with curved display. We are just got details regarding the two new Windows 10 Mobile-powered smartphones exclusivity.
About that Microsoft hasn’t revealed any official details on which US carriers both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be available, but nevertheless it would appear that they may be exclusive to AT&T. So if you in the United States you’ll be in luck your carrier of choice happens to be AT&T, where the Lumia 950 duo will be offered to this particular partner.
The news comes in a tweet from T-Mobile who replied to a customer who asked when Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL devices would land on its carrier. Yet the software giant considers this to be “the best distribution for this family of devices“, according to Tuula Rytila, corporate vice president of marketing for phones and new devices.
Microsoft likely thinks it will get a better marketing push for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL from AT&T it it’s the only carrier selling them. In Europe, where the two Lumia 950, XL are reportedly going to be widely available.
The source of this information has since issued a correction, now saying that “the deal between AT&T and Microsoft for the Lumia 950 is not an exclusive one”. So if other carriers are interested, they can get it too, one assumes.
So no more exclusive availability of Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL through AT&T in the U.S.