Unlocked Phones and Microsoft Stores

[sc:mobile-category ]During the CES keynote by Microsoft, the let slip that they would have the new Nokia Lumia 800 for sale, unlocked, at the Microsoft store.  This seems like a really good idea, perhaps your carrier doesn’t have it or you want to pick one up to take to another country.  Either way, buy it from Microsoft and do with it as you will.

So the question is, why isn’t EVERY Windows Phone available at the Microsoft store unlocked?

Why doesn’t Microsoft have an online store where you can buy every phone unlocked?  Sure it’s going to be a small percentage of phone buyers who would go this route (obviously no financing from the carrier would be available), but why can’t Microsoft do it for those that do want it?

Write it off as a marketing expense at worst and get the phones out there, only good things could happen Winking smile.

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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