Windows Phone 8S by HTC sold out at Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada has completely sold out of HTC 8S stock, according to an alert on its website. It's displayed when attempting to add the Windows Phone to the basket for checkout. This is a refreshing look on Windows Phone popularity with HTC hardware continuing to sell as well as Nokia handsets.

Available at just $279 (or $79 on contract), it's no wonder the HTC 8S is a popular choice. The alert displayed on the website is as follows:

"Sorry this phone has been flying off the shelves and we're out of stock. Please make another selection."

Virgin Mobile has also started a deal to offer an opportunity for consumers to take the 8S for a test drive with the chance of keeping the handset for free should enough tips and tricks be provided along with feedback. Be sure to register your interest if not done so already.

Source: Virgin Mobile; Thanks, Frederick, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Good news for windows
  • +1000 :-)
  • This phone needs to come to the US pay as you go carriers
  • Nice. Like how they actually said "flying of the shelves". Lol
  • Yeah virgin is really good about having fun with things...not the polar opposite, like Rogers or Bell
  • $279, great deal!
  • Sure I like my Lumia 920 very much but I got to admit that the 8S is very good looking phone...
  • Certainly an attractive device. I'm in the 920 camp as well and I'm still impressed by the two tone theme.
  • Yea. I LOVE the two tone theme. I think they should do this on HTC's next Wp8 smartphone
  • MMMMMMMMMM domino with domino theme.... mmmmmmm
  • I'm also a big fan of the 8S design.
  • A most excellent design indeed
  • Yes. Everything but the ffc. Only thing missing.
  • awesome! great to hear. although I feel like they could have low stock? I went to a Radioshack in the US last week and they didn't even have any Windows Phone's on display! I was ticked. Has anyone else heard of how well the devices are being stocked?
  • Great news for the WP8 platform and HTC in particular!
  • Not surprised, there beautifully designed phones..
  • I would buy one as a backup phone if it was in the US..
  • Who buys a backup phone? You must be accident prone. 
  • I was thinking the same thing
  • I plan to since I'm in Canada, I need my Lumia 900's rattle fixed still lol (it just keeps getting worse...)
  • I still want an actual sales figure.
  • Im sure its because of low stock.
  • I also prefer 8S>8X. But pricing in some countries are horrible. I'm glad it's doing well here. 
    GO WP!!
  • Lets drunk to that.. This is how HTC will be able to recover.. Create quality beautiful phones
  • I hope more people look at the 8S cause it is a great phone for the money with a good display, nice camera and very good battery life. While limited on map downloads, it can take plenty of music on a microSD.
  • If I would ever lose my phone (Nokia Lumia 900) for any reason, I would probably get the HTC 8S. Three UK offers it for a monthly £19 with no upfront cost (includes 100 minutes, 5000 texts and unlimited data). Doesn't get any better than that!
  • Lose? Use find my phone for that lol
  • I mean "lose" in the broad sense, so as to cover all the situations in which I would be forced to get a new phone. :P
  • My only quibble is the lack of a front-facing camera (which the Lumia 620 has).
  • I saw the phone in the mall the day Virgin Mobile released it and I have to say it feels and looks even better than on the pictures and videos I saw online! Design is amazing and the hardware is high quality!
  • My only complaint about the phone is they should have at least put a VGA FFC on it.
  • 8S is definitely the best looking Windows Phone. Too bad it wasn't created for the big leagues. At that price I would pick it up as secondary phone only if it works on Wind.
  • Why ISN'T the 8S not in U.S. Virigin Mobile? Or even stores like MetroPCS, Boost or Straight Talk? It makes perfect sense to scale and the time is NOW.
  • Why didn't MS give this awesome design idea to Nokia?!?
  • Because MS had no involvement in the design? HTC designed this. Yeah, get over it.
  • (850/1700/1900/2100 MHz) does it mean it will work in wind or mobilicity ?