Once a software player exclusively, Microsoft South Africa has launched an online store to sell not only it’s software, but it’s new range of hardware, which includes the first Windows 10-powered mobile handsets, the Lumia 950 and its larger sibling the 950XL. As you’d expect, Xbox products and partner devices like Acer’s laptops are also available from the store.
Consumers who opt to buy one of the new Lumia handsets via the online store will also get a Fitbit Flex, the entry-level fitness tracker from US-based wearables company Fitbit.
In addition to letting users renew their Office 365 subscriptions or buy the latest Xbox games and have them delivered to their door, the store offers a range of new computing accessories, like a keyboard that folds in half, headphones, phone screen protectors and cases and even car chargers.
Recommended pricing for the new Lumia handsets is set at R10,549 for the Lumia 950 and R11,499 for the 950 XL. The HD-500 display dock, which lets users connect the new Lumia’s to a display and, keyboard and mouse and effectively use it as a full-blown PC, will go on sale locally in January 2016. Microsoft has yet to confirm pricing for the accessory, though.