Lumia 950 and 950 XL buyers in UK and Germany will get a free Display Dock ($99 freebie)

Lumia 950 and 950 XL buyers in UK and Germany will get a free Display Dock ($99 freebie)

Remember the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL presentation? The one where we were shown that the new smartphones can be connected to a docking device and effectively turn into productive PCs? Well, what many have missed is that, although the Lumias will be powerful devices on their own terms, the magical little box that helps them communicate with an external display and the needed peripherals is actually a separate buy – a $99 separate buy (€109 in Europe).

Early adopters needn't fear, however, as it seems that Microsoft may have a "thank you gift" – at least Europe. Currently, pre-orders for the new Lumias are live on the old continent and pages on various official Microsoft sites say that early birds will get a free display dock with their 950 or 950 XL. The German site says that purchases made before the 31st of January, 2016 will include the freebie, while a less informative UK page only talks about pre-orders. We've also seen a retailer from Netherlands offer the same sweet deal.

Whether such freebies will be available once the handsets hit the US market is yet unknown, but there's no reason why they wouldn't. No matter which side of the ocean, Microsoft still needs to appeal to a wide audience and draw a bigger user base. It seems that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have a serious chance at doing just that — they just need a nice promotional nudge... or push, or shove.


source: Microsoft (1, 2) via WindowsCentral

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8 Comments

1. Cheezwiz

Posts: 454; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I'd rather they skip the freebie and knock $100 off the asking price in the US instead.

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

They've already done so.

6. zoidbort

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

Think you are mistaken... Still the same price

2. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I would definately consider a Lumia is I could connect via HDMI or cast to any TV or monitor. Using "full" Windows 10 mode. And be able to connect a bluetooth keyboard with a trackpad embedded. I can keep it in my car for emergencies. They can easily implement that to all their future tablets and run them all with full Windows 10. Im not a fan of Windows RT and my laptop is a Tablet hybrid on Windows 10 and I'm loving it. This would be very nice using Microsoft office for presentations.

4. prasanthben

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 11, 2015

Continuum also works wirelessly :)

5. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Windows RT is discontinued, there's no more tablets with RT. Any tablet from now on that's larger than 8 inches is using the full Windows 10.

7. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

In Denmark too...

8. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

PLEASE Verizon GET THE 950XL SINCE at & t SAYS THEY WONT CARRY IT. US Verizon nokia LUMIA 928 OWNERS HAVE NO MICROSOFT LUMIA SMART PHONE TO UPDATE TO. WHAT YOU HAVE FOR SALE NOW IS LESS POWERFUL THAN THE NOKIA LUMIA 928 YOU DO NOT EVEN SELL ANYMORE Verizon AT LEAST LET MICROSOFT SELL THE VERIZON NETWORK CAPABLE SMART PHONES SINCE YOU DO NOT WANT TO BUY AND RESELL THEM AND YOU VERIZON JUST ACTIVATE AND GIVE THE BUYER A SERVICE PLAN FOR VOICE AND DATA. YOU CAN MAKE MONETY OFF THIS DEAL WITHOUT BUYING AND RESELLING ms WINDOWS SMART PHONES

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