Regarding unlock phones at Microsoft Store, Joe Belfiore replied to a nearly identical request on Reddit as follows:
"Let's take this in parts:
Carrier Exclusive phones...in the US and Canada, the carriers value having exclusive phones because they are reasonably looking for any angle to get people to sign up for a long term contract. They are really selling contracts, and their method is to attract with a phone that they promote aggressively. As part of this model, they expect to and DO spend a LOT of money on marketing. When their business works this way, it's very hard for a hw maker to NOT participate because you'd be competing against the money that the carriers themselves would spend on marketing and against the work they'd do to sell other phones against yours in their stores.
We understand this creates a dilemma for end-users... you want to buy a phone but it's not on the carrier you're already signed up with. Well, that's precisely the effect the carriers are trying to create, they want you to switch. 🙂
In the higher-volume ecosystems, you have seen this dynamic change... iPhones and Samsung phones are typically the same device across carriers. I expect as WP usage grows and along with that as broader end-user demand begins to ALREADY EXIST in the market, the need for carriers to spend money educating people will diminish and the phones are likely to be more broadly available.
SO .. in the meantime... try expansys.com or zones.com to buy unlocked phones. :)"
Please explain why you think this to be the case. If it's a "Global release, except for USA" then the Lumia 930 should make its way to Canada at some point.
yes newer Microsoft phones while be coming probably for the holiday season. From my understanding there will be a low end phone, a mid range and a high end phone. dont know if they all will be available in canada and it seems in the us anyways there will be no carrieer exclusive stuff on any of these phones. The 635 LTE phone may still come to Rogers and Telus before this time though.