Does Microsoft have a time machine? Find out April 9th

Today, we all seem to have so little time to do the things we really want to do. Microsoft knows this as well, but according to a new teaser website the company just put up, the company seems to be offering at least some people some extra free time.

Exactly how this will happen is still mysterious at this point, but the website's title does say, "Windows Phone Free Time Machine Promotion". Perhaps Microsoft, in developing the Windows Phone operating system, also discovered a way to go back in time.

We actually doubt this, but it is definitely an unique promotion for Windows Phone and the website says all will be revealed on April 9th, the day after the launch of Nokia's Lumia 900 Windows Phone based device on AT&T's network. There will apparently be some events happening in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco as well that are tied into this "Free Time Machine" promotion.

Is this marketing event tied into the launch of the Lumia 900 or is it something else entirely?  We will find out the answers to those questions and more in only a few days. 

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it's just another english language fail.

it should be read "Free-time machine" and not "free Time-machine".

why am i the only one who sees this?

ikyouCrow said,
it's just another english language fail.

it should be read "Free-time machine" and not "free Time-machine".

why am i the only one who sees this?

They could be referring to a time machine which is free or a machine that gives you more free time.

I think you're right. I'm guessing it's the latter as well.

Enron said,
Apple has time machine in OS X. Microsoft is clearly ripping Apple off here.

Clearly.


Funny joke, but you should clear that up for some others who might not get it.

If they have a time machine I'm gonna rush for it kill anyone in my way and go back in time and become rich and powerful with all my knowledge of the future.

Daniel_Pooh said,
If they have a time machine I'm gonna rush for it kill anyone in my way and go back in time and become rich and powerful with all my knowledge of the future.

If they had a time machine and that worked, you would already have it and you would already be rich and powerful....

Well...looking at the HTML source of that page,

1. This is promotion through eprize.com, "This site is hosted for Microsoft by ePrize LLC."
2. There is "http://www.freetimemachine.com...oneFreeTimeMachine.ics";, which reveals "http://windowsphone.promo.eprize.om/freetimemachine"; (still not working though)
3. There is "http://www.freetimemachine.com.../fulfillment/rules.pdf"; (still not working though) from eprize.com
4. More importantly "Open to residents of United States of America, excluding: New York, Florida, and Rhode Island, who are 14 years old or older. Sweepstakes ends 5/31/12."

Microsoft will have been having destroyed* themselves due to Grandfather's Paradox, therefore their Time Machine will have never had been happened, and so Microsoft will not have had been destroyed... and you know the rest.

* according to Time Traveler's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations is a grammar book by Dr. Dan Streetmentioner

Relativity_17 said,
If Microsoft had a time machine, they would be telling us YESTERDAY.

Yesterday is relative though. If it was the 10th April they would have told us yesterday

Yeah, I agree with n_K. They're pushing how you can do things faster with a Windows Phone, and now they're going to show you how much extra time you will have in your day if you have a Windows Phone instead of a competitor's phone.

-Noah- said,
Yeah, I agree with n_K. They're pushing how you can do things faster with a Windows Phone, and now they're going to show you how much extra time you will have in your day if you have a Windows Phone instead of a competitor's phone.

People have to be idiots to believe in marketing bull**** like this. Unfortunaly 5 out of 6 billion of people in this world have no brain.

techguy77 said,

People have to be idiots to believe in marketing bull**** like this. Unfortunaly 5 out of 6 billion of people in this world have no brain.

What about the other billion people? lol

techguy77 said,

People have to be idiots to believe in marketing bull**** like this. Unfortunaly 5 out of 6 billion of people in this world have no brain.

I guess this can explain the Android and iPhone marketshare. LOL I Kid... I kid...

-Noah- said,
Yeah, I agree with n_K. They're pushing how you can do things faster with a Windows Phone, and now they're going to show you how much extra time you will have in your day if you have a Windows Phone instead of a competitor's phone.


Unfortunatly, the vast majority of people who buy phones buy them to play stupid games and play with apps that are designed and created for sole reason of wasting time.
Maybe Microsoft advertising creating more productive time saving OS features so you can waste time on time wasting apps and games

Drewidian said,

I guess this can explain the Android and iPhone marketshare. LOL I Kid... I kid...


Why kid? What you said there was spot on...

Drewidian said,

I guess this can explain the Android and iPhone marketshare. LOL I Kid... I kid...

again with the stupid iphone and android marketshare crap, only in the USA, the rest of the world is not so pretty for iphone and android.

korupt_one said,

again with the stupid iphone and android marketshare crap, only in the USA, the rest of the world is not so pretty for iphone and android.

And it's pretty for Windows Phone? Lol.

Anyways, marketshare doesn't equal total success, especially when you have Android phones being more available and cheaper. There are other measures of success.

Instead of being smoked by the Windows phone, you can now time travel. Neat.
Buy yeah, I'm sure it's just some preach about how it can supposedly organize your life better than everybody else.

M_Lyons10 said,
Hm... No idea what this could really be... Should be interesting. lol

just going to be them promoting the "smoked by windows phone" and how people save time by using windows phone over the competition..

'get more time by spending less time trying to do stuff on your phone' (linked in with smoked by windows phone) I'd imagine.

Dot Matrix said,
Having a Windows Phone in the back of my Delorean in lieu of a Flux Capacitor just doesn't seem right.
At least it would draw your attention a little better when you're running low on plutonium.

bdsams said,
That's my thought too, they have boasted how the OS is faster at doing common tasks = more free time.

Yup! It is sort of like the same idea that was behind, "a phone to save us from our Phones", and "everything at a glance".