Update: Samsung has reached out to let us know that there never was such a thing as a Microsoft Edition Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note8, so that clears up that confusion then.
Here's the full statement we received:
Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note8 devices are available in the Microsoft online and retail stores with a unique Microsoft experience to ensure customers, particularly small-to-midsize business owners and entrepreneurs, a best-in-class productivity experience. There is not a “Microsoft Edition” brand of any Samsung Galaxy products. Microsoft offers Samsung Galaxy devices configured to showcase Microsoft's productivity applications including Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more.
The original article follows.
Microsoft's online store for the US has started selling Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones today. The two devices have been available in brick and mortar Microsoft stores across the US since April, but for some reason they're only now making their online debut.
Anyway, Microsoft is offering you a choice of unlocked models or ones built for AT&T and Verizon. The unlocked S8 is priced at $724.99, the Verizon model is $720, while AT&T's iteration will set you back $749.99. The S8+ is $824.99 unlocked, $840 for Verizon, and $849.99 for AT&T.
The Microsoft store will be offering $150 off the unlocked S8 and S8+ as part of its Black Friday promotion, so if you're after either of those perhaps you should hold back some more and grab them then. It's unclear if these units are Microsoft Edition or not (those come with Cortana and Outlook preinstalled, while all other S8 models ship with 'just' OneDrive, Skype, and Office built-in from the Microsoft roster).
Damnnnn Microsoft - What are you guys doing :) ?!?!??
Microsoft is too late in the game, S8 and S8 plus are 6+ months old now, they should have included during the launch it self .... anyway all the best to Microsoft