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People are lining up outside AT&T stores for new Windows Phones

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People are lining up outside AT&T stores for new Windows Phones
Today is the day. The highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC are now available to buy and personalize to your heart’s content. The excitement has clearly built enough that people are reporting lines at some AT&T store locations.

The only potential damper is reports that some stores have a mixed bag of devices in stock, with some locations not having any HTC devices, but having a lot of Lumias. Other locations, it seems to be the exact opposite, with one person finding that one of the AT&T stores in Dallas, Texas only had one Lumia 920 in stock. To that end, where the HTC devices were in short supply, some locations are expecting shipments of HTC 8X devices during the afternoon.  As far as the wireless charging plates, check with the store representatives as it may be hit-or-miss with that item as well.  It will be interesting to see how this release pans out for both the Windows Phone platform, and more importantly Nokia.

A line of eager Windows Phones buyers at the AT&T store in Irving, Texas

A line of eager Windows Phones buyers at the AT&T store in Irving, Texas

If you are getting ready to go out and pick up a new Windows Phone from AT&T today, you might want to check AT&T’s website to see if the store near you is reporting your desired model and color in stock. Just select the model you are interested in, then directly below the “Add to Cart” button, there is a link to check store availability. Depending on the color you want, several locations across the country are reporting either “Limited Stock” or “Out of Stock” so it is worth checking before making a potentially fruitless journey.

Let us know which model and color you walked out with.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:24 28

1. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Finaly !

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:30 7

4. aaronkatrini (Posts: 242; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Oh no! even windows phone users now in lines for some phones! Doesnt promiss good... microsoft use some other strategy for publicity rather than copy from apple!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:28 8

20. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 491; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I count roughly 16 people in line, with another person off to the side. So that said, where are their cars? In front of the store there are three empty non-handicap parking spaces, so where did these people park?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:29 35

22. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 184; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Yeah but the people in these lines...aren't idiots.
these phones are worth being in line for

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:06 24

28. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


at the prices damn sure it is worthly to buy

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:43 7

34. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Oh......poor Sammy no one lines up for you, what a phone to do? Make fun of MS users too.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:46 6

36. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Nokia best of luck and I believe these flagships devices will definitely change the image of the company.

Great to see those who are lined up for an awesome device :)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:49 13

37. HouTexan (Posts: 441; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Um, people actually did line up to get the Galaxy S3.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:54 6

38. SleepingOz (unregistered)


LOL that's what I was about to point out.
There aren't many people actually. I think WP Central just tried to create a buzz.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:57 11

39. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Agreed, if you dont want an iPhone or an Android phone, WM8 is the way to go. I am really considering picking one up as a secondary phone as I have never tried a WM7 device.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:02 6

41. StringCheese01 (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


What makes you think theyre waiting for Windows Phones and not the new Galaxy Note 2?? It's the first day for AT&T!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:09 6

42. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 491; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I have to admit the word "staged" did cross my mind.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:10 10

44. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 491; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


No phone is worth standing in line for.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 16:33 2

52. Castanedaa99 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


While this may be "old," I wonder if Apple will sue for lines forming outside stores for other phones? lol

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 17:12 5

54. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


oh come on mate in case you havent noticed the world has moved on from apple as one of the articles released today in PA which revealed sales proved.
And baby WP looks and feels great...people usually line up for anything that's good and WP is god unlike a certain elongated tv-remote looking phone with weird screen res and aspect ratio

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 17:28 5

57. divertito (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


I live next to this store. The parking is to the right of the line and behind the guy taking the picture. Speaking of the guy taking the shot, the commentor for got to include him in the count, i.e. means there was at least one more person in line, assuming the guy behind the camera was the last one in line. There is a large MS campus near by, so this does not surprise me too much, lots and lots of MS employees who test and dev Xbox stuff around here.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 17:38 1

58. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


A large MS campus nearby.....well....that is interesting news.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:28 7

59. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Right, tell Samsung that after they already sold 30+ million SGS3s.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 22:52 2

66. MeoCao (unregistered)


They don't have to park their cars, they came on a MS bus.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:25 4

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


But why would anyone want to stay in line just for a phone? It's irrelevant even though NOKIA and HTC have some nice looking hardware

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:36 12

8. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Ask the iPholks. They know about it better than anyone.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:42 2

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 22962; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm an ifolk. It's actually pretty fun bro, a lil coffee, sum grub. It's cool.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:58 8

15. Aeires (unregistered)


For an hour or two, maybe. For days, no.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:03

16. tedkord (Posts: 13024; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You seem to be a sensible fellow. Please tell me you're talking a couple of hours, and you don't camp out for days.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:08 3

17. KaiTech (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I recently read an article about this phenomenon.
It seems that society is becoming so distant from human relations, that people stand in line for days or hours just for a sense of community. This seems funny, because another study stated that we pull out our phones in public places in order to prevent interacting with nearby people.

In other words we distance ourselves from other people using smartphones and then want to get closer to them when standing in line to get a new smartphone...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:12 1

18. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


People stand in line all the time for releases, not just phones. If you look into the shoe collecting community, when a new hot release is out, they stand in line just like any other enthusiast for their sought after product. When GReddy or HKS (aftermarket performance manufacturers for cars) would release something on sale, lines would be crazy. Same goes for clothing companies. It's always the case when people are really excited about a product. It's not just limited to one demographic, aka iphone customers. People lined up for the SGS 3 when it was available. It is what it is.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:29 1

21. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


ok you answer my question few hours yes FOR DAYS OUT IN THE COLD HELL NO

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:45

26. Aeires (unregistered)


It could be the nicest few days of the year and I still don't see it.

What's interesting with the pic above is the people are in front of the door, not hugging the wall like iFans. That tells me they were only expecting to be in line for a short while, not camping out.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:09

29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


no sheeeet :O

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:59 2

40. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Sorry some of us have jobs to go to and families/friends to spent time with. Technology is awesome but for the people in reality, it's not worth waiting in line for. Not to mention the first patch of products ALWAYS have faulty devices.

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