It’s only been a month since most Windows Phone 8 devices hit shelves globally. Due to Lumia 920’s stock shortage, HTC and Samsung are now attempting to sell as many WP8-based smartphones as possible.
For that, they need to drop prices in order to attract customers not willing to wait until Lumia 920 becomes available.
Obviously, every company has its own fans, so HTC and Samsung are also expecting that some of them may want to switch from Android platform. Though, with so many powerful, thus tempting, superphones, that’s less likely to happen.
Nevertheless, it looks like Canadian carrier did the “unthinkable” and dropped prices on all Windows Phone 8 devices in its portfolio.
Samsung Ativ S, HTC 8X 8GB and 16GB, Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Ativ Smart PC tablet got big discounts and are now available at Rogers for much lower prices.
For example, the HTC 8X 8GB can be had for just $0.01, while the 16GB model is priced at $30 / €24. The Lumia 920 is now available for purchase for only $50/€40, whereas the Samsung Ativ S is up for sale for just $80 / €60.
Obviously, these deals require customers to sign up to a new 3-year FLEXtab agreement on select plans. According to Rogers, this is a time-limited offer, though we don’t have any details on when the promotion will end.
This is quite interesting, especially regarding the Samsung Ativ S, which has just made its entrance in Canada.
The device was initially priced at $150/€115 on a 3-year contract, but Rogers is now offering the smartphone $50/€40 cheaper now.
Although the current promotional offer on Windows Phone device is only available at Rogers, we expect other Canadian carriers to make the same move and drop prices on WP-based handsets as well. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.