Today's launch of the AT&T Windows Phone 8 devices was sure to draw lines at some stores. Dare I say it was a perfect storm type event with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and HTC 8X on the same day?
Readers are reporting a mixed bag with some stores not having any of the new phones in stock to stores with plenty Lumia's in stock but no 8X's. WPCentral reader, Jignesh, sent us the above picture from the AT&T Store at Irving, Texas of customers lining up to buy the new Windows Phones.
WPCentral reader, Charles, reports an AT&T Store in Dallas, Texas only had one Lumia 920 in stock. In contrast,My local AT&T Store had plenty of the Lumia 920 and 820 models but limited colors (black, white and red). The 8X's are reportedly arriving on the UPS truck this afternoon. The Customer Service Reps were helpful and had their Windows Phone sales pitches ready for customers looking for new phones. They even swapped out the large billboard sign from the iPhone to the Nokia Lumia 920.
If you are heading out to your local AT&T store, you may want to check out AT&T's website first. Pull up the listing of the Windows Phone you are interested in and just below the "Add to Cart" button you should see a "Check in-store availability" link. Just type in your zip code and you should be able to see which store in your area has the phone in-stock.
If your hunting a new Windows Phone today, good luck. We hope you find the Nokia or HTC phone you're wanting.
Oh... don't forget to head over to this post for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the WPCentral Store. We are feverishly building up a selection of accessories for the new Windows Phones and a free gift card can always come in handy.
Thanks, Jingesh, for the tip and picture!