Microsoft Store's UK website finally selling Lumia phones

While Microsoft's retail stores and websites in the U.S. and Canada have sold Nokia's Lumia phones directly to consumers for some time, that has not been the case for the U.K. Microsoft Store site. This week, about a month after Microsoft acquired Nokia's smartphone division, the UK Microsoft Store site finally started offering Nokia Lumia devices with Windows Phone to residents across the pond.

At the moment, the Microsoft Store UK site is only selling three Nokia Lumia smartphones. Two of them are the older, but higher end, 6-inch devices: The Lumia 1520, priced at £549, and the 1320 for £329. The third smartphone is the recently launched Lumia 630, which the Microsoft Store site is selling for £129. All of the prices are off-contract and include the VAT charge.

We are still waiting for Microsoft to open a brick-and-mortar retail store outside the U.S. and Canada. The company now has over 90 main and specialty stores open in North America but the company has yet to expand that physical store presence outside those borders, although it did claim in 2013 that it was planning to open several stores in China.

Source: Microsoft Store UK via Engadget | Image via Microsoft

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coresx said,
Why are they selling the 630 for £129 when the price was suppose to be £89?

I guess, like their premium Tablets, they don't want to compete with OEMs and using it as reference for their partners.

coresx said,
Why are they selling the 630 for £129 when the price was suppose to be £89?

I looked yesterday, couldn't find anyone selling it for less than £120 sim free. Very disappointed, I wanted one just to replace my aging iPod.

Seems like they are ramping up for big launch in the UK :)... First news of Cortana being enabled in the UK and now selling phones in the stores. Great news.

I bet you're not a Microsoft employee are you...


"★★★★★ Overall rating value is 5 of 5 stars. bakerkj692 · a day ago

Amazing value with a premium feel, A MUST BUY!

Simply put this will be a game changer for Nokia & Microsoft, by putting all the premium technology into a "budget" price point allows everyone to experience the amazing operation system of Windows Phone 8.1 especially with the inclusion of Cortana digital assistant. I purchased a green one this morning for under £100 and oddly enough I prefer it to my Lumia 925? The slimmer screen gives it a direct competition to the iPhone 5C that is substantially dearer, lets not forget it has a quad core processor in the form of the Sanpdragon 400.

Amazing value, excellent design and a true game changer for mass market appeal!"

'putting all the premium technology in...' and also taking out the front camera and rear flash, I also don't think Cortana is out yet on your £100 UK phone, you obviously didn't get the internal memo.

If you knew anything about the legalities and complications with selling devices and working with carriers in various countries, you'd understand why the delay.

j2006 said,
If you knew anything about the legalities and complications with selling devices and working with carriers in various countries, you'd understand why the delay.

I do understand but that doesn't make it any less amusing.

Not saying it's easy (carriers are amongst the most useless organisations out there), but saying it never looked like they even tried ! I mean where are the signature line PC ? for phones why not sell contracts with the phones like CPW or phones4u (like they do in the US btw) ... surely that must be possible *if you try* ... and it's not just selling Nokia/Microsoft devices but any WP device