Microsoft’s new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagships are excellent smartphones, a great showcase for the Windows 10 Mobile platform. However, arguably the most interesting this about these handsets is that they have software called Continuum which means the 950’s can be plugged into a screen and used as bona fide mini-PCs.
The only real problem with Continuum is that it needs a peripheral to connect to a screen, Microsoft’s Display Dock, which costs $99. While we love the features, we know the majority of casual users will simply not want to pay 100 bucks more for a peripheral, which is why we suggested it should be free with the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
Microsoft has listened, sort of. In Europe consumers are reporting that when they pre-order either of the Windows 10 Mobile flagships they are getting a free Display Dock. It is unclear if this deal will come to the United States, but it seems to be a temporary promotion for those who pre-order the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL before January 31, 2016.