All Microsoft Stores will stock Windows Phone 8 hardware

Following Microsoft’s official reveal of Windows Phone 8 yesterday, Paul Thurrott has announced via his Twitter that 65 Microsoft Stores will carry every Windows Phone 8 handset that is available in the US.

While this is nice to know, we’d expect nothing less from Microsoft. They should be stocking their stores with as many of the devices as possible to give the consumer a broader choice, and show that the OS offers the same user experience on a range of differently spec’d devices, for all budgets.

So with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820, and the HTC 8X all starting to trickle down to the shelves starting in Europe this week, the US should already be seeing the devices in stores now, Although availability will all depend on the carriers; T-Mobile state availability by November 14th. The title of ‘FIRST!’ goes to Rogers in Canada, who will start to sell the Nokia Lumia 920 today!

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the US should already be seeing the devices in stores now, Although availability will all depend on the carriers
this means the 920 will be available in windows stores the same time at&t will start selling it? i wonder if they cost more? and if they are at&t branded?

Sas Center said,
this means the 920 will be available in windows stores the same time at&t will start selling it? i wonder if they cost more? and if they are at&t branded?

They will most likely be carrier branded and they will probably have the same prices/contract requirements as the carrier stores.

Just had a play with the full range - I have to say they are all very very nice phones. Difficult choice between them. Perhaps the HTC 8X for me.

Does this includes the Canadian store that's opening next month?
So far Rogers is only carrying the black Lumia 920, It would be great if I could pick up a red 920 at the Microsoft store.

glad to hear this. I was amazed at how packed the ms store was this past weekend but also slight dismayed nary a wp7 device in sight.. guess they want to keep the focus on 8