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Microsoft giving away Windows Phone 7 handsets to all 90,000 employees

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jul 2010 0:22 User comments (4)

Microsoft giving away Windows Phone 7 handsets to all 90,000 employees Microsoft has set the lofty goal of selling 30 million Windows 7 phones over the next few years, and the company has apparently gotten off to a quick start, purchasing a handset for all of their 90,000 employees.
Mary Jo Foley, the Microsoft guru behind ZDNet, tweeted the move today, retweeting a Microsoft employee: "90K down... just under 30 million to go: RT @simchabe: Woot. Every single microsoft employee will get a windows phone 7 #mgx"

Earlier in the day, senior product manager for Microsoft Greg Sullivan confirmed that Dell, Asus, LG, HTC and Samsung each have Windows Phone 7 devices in the pipeline.

Dell has already announced theirs, the extremely elegant Lightning, which uses Windows Phone 7, has a large 4.1-inch OLED screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a full QWERTY keypad, 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM, 8GB of internal storage for music, movies, etc, a 5MP camera with LED flash, and Adobe Flash, DivX and Microsoft Silverlight support.

Aiming to differentiate itself from the iPhone and Android phones, which use home screens of widgets and icons, Microsoft says it has tried to blend applications together for a more "integrated experience," allowing the OS and applications to "share information with the user in a natural and seamless fashion."

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4 user comments

123.7.2010 1:42

Well, I bet the janitors are really happy.

223.7.2010 2:13

Originally posted by bomber991:
Well, I bet the janitors are really happy.
and window cleaners too

323.7.2010 2:45

I enjoy the comments above mine. Also, the main screen is really nice, but I haven't seen any of the menus really. I should look into that.

I wonder if Google did that with Droid/Incredible or if Apple did that with the iPhone... hm.

423.7.2010 10:49

I wonder if MS booth babes get one...

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