One of the first smartphones that you can also use as a desktop computer launches this week. AT&T starts taking pre-orders for the Microsoft Lumia 950 on November 17th and the phone should be available in A&T stores on November 20th.

The Lumia 950 features a 5.2 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and Windows 10 software.

It’s also one of the first phones to support Microsoft’s Continuum software: hook up a keyboard, mouse, and monitor using a Display Dock and the phone will give you a desktop-style user interface for running Office, Outlook, and other apps on a big screen.

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In order to use the Continuum for phone features you’ll need a Microsoft Display Dock HD-500, which is sold separately from the phone.

The Lumia 950 has 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a removable 3,000 mAh battery, support for fast charging, and a 20 MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera.

AT&T will offer the phone in white or black, and customers on the company’s Next plans will be able to pick one up for $150 with a 2-year commitment or pay for the Lumia 950 in installments:

  • $29.95 per month for 20 months
  • $24.96 per month for 24 months
  • $19.97 per month for 30 months

In other words, the phone costs about $599, but you have several options for spreading out those payments. AT&T is also offering a limited time promotion: buy a Lumia 950 on an AT&T Next plan and you can get a Surface 3 tablet for $400 (which is about $100 off the normal price — although the Surface 3 will be available for $400 on Black Friday this year… no phone purchase required).

There are at least two other phones with support for Continuum on the way. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a larger phone with a 5.7 inch display and a Snapdragon 810 processor, and the upcoming Acer Jade Primo is a 5.5 inch phone similar specs to the Lumia 950 and an expected starting price of $400.

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