AT&T Windows Phone 8 launch; lines and shortages at some stores

As promised, AT&T began selling the first Windows Phone 8 devices in the US today, with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X devices. However, there are reports that some retail stores didn't have any of the new units available in their locations.

WPCentral.com reports that other stores only had a limited supply of the phones available for sale. One store in Dallas, Texas reported that their store just had one Nokia Lumia 920 unit available for purchase. Meanwhile, other stores actually had lines of people waiting to get the phones, such as the above picture taken in Irving, Texas.

The AT&T website does have a way to check in-store availability for its various smartphones. Our own check of local AT&T stores in the Greenville, South Carolina area shows that most of the colors available for the Nokia 920 were out of stock, except for the black version which was available in one store. The Nokia Lumia 820 was available for sale, but there were no HTC Windows Phone 8X units available in our neck of the woods.

As always, it's best to contact your own local AT&T store to make sure they have the smartphone model you want before you drive over to their location.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via WPCentral.com

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