Microsoft erects a giant Windows Phone for NYC event

It's not often that you would see a super sized Windows Phone device go up next to a Macy's in New York City. It is Microsoft's way of creating the landmark for an upcoming secret reveal which "will bring Windows Phone to life in a big, big way." As posted on the Windows Phone blog, the event will take place on November 7th and will only be open to those who have been invited to the reveal. To add onto the fun, they have also made mention of an extra event that will occur within the pedestrian plazas of Herald Square around noon that day.

The invite to the event featured renderings of Samsung's Focus S and Focus Flash as well as HTC's Titan with AT&T branding. With all three phones currently unreleased in the United States, Microsoft may be cooking something up with this reveal event between the two private portions and the other public one. Maybe the public event will celebrate the release of the three devices with a giveaway of sorts. Only Microsoft knows what they have up their sleeves to provide "an unique experience."

If you are in the area around the specified time on Monday, consider taking a drop by.

 

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Sylar0 said,
Does it really work?

The point is to imprint an impression of what WP7 home screen looks like. You can't miss it if you're walking right past that.

KingCrimson said,

The point is to imprint an impression of what WP7 home screen looks like. You can't miss it if you're walking right past that.

It would be better if it worked.

KingCrimson said,

The point is to imprint an impression of what WP7 home screen looks like. You can't miss it if you're walking right past that.

Hey I was just asking!

KingCrimson said,

I find iPhone a fugly little toy.

I agree. The lack of widgets, home screen customizations and just having an application grid is ugly.

UndergroundWire said,
WOW! The ugliness blown-up. WHY?

I will simply never understand why people feel the need (Or how they find the time) to troll every topic about a product they don't like. I think some people need to mature a little...

M_Lyons10 said,

I will simply never understand why people feel the need (Or how they find the time) to troll every topic about a product they don't like. I think some people need to mature a little...

Yet you find the time to respond every time. How very strange.

I still don't understand why they call it "Windows" Phone. Windows implies it looks like Win95/Win7 look, when WP7 is something completely different and new. Should have called it Zune Mobile.

KingCrimson said,
I still don't understand why they call it "Windows" Phone. Windows implies it looks like Win95/Win7 look, when WP7 is something completely different and new. Should have called it Zune Mobile.

It looks like Windows 8...

KingCrimson said,
I still don't understand why they call it "Windows" Phone. Windows implies it looks like Win95/Win7 look, when WP7 is something completely different and new. Should have called it Zune Mobile.

Maybe that's what it implies to you, not the rest of us though. The keyword in Windows Phone is "Phone" so why would you assume it looks like a desktop version. The same could be said of the Windows Mobile name as well.

As for calling it Zune Mobile, that would imply that it's a music device primarily and a phone second, which it quite clearly isn't. The only parts of Zune that now exist are the services and software, so why create another device using the Zune brand when people never bought the previous devices.

FoxieFoxie said,
Will it ejaculate in rainbows?

nvm, lol, deleted - search youtube for "banned skittles commercial"

alexalex said,
What good is Microsoft's erection when it suffers from Premature ejaculation ?

Why are you asking questions for which you probably already have the answers for yourself?

GP007 said,

Why are you asking questions for which you probably already have the answers for yourself?

More to the point, why does trollextrollex sorry, alexalex, even bother to comment in Windows Phone news stories anyway!!?!

Uhm, I'm no genius, but using "erect" and "giant" in the same sentence seems to invoke some other unintended (?) thoughts - rather funny though. But then it could just be my mind playing games with me.

JoieDeVivre said,
Uhm, I'm no genius, but using "erect" and "giant" in the same sentence seems to invoke some other unintended (?) thoughts - rather funny though. But then it could just be my mind playing games with me.

You're right. You aren't no genius.

Sranshaft said,

You're right. You aren't no genius.

FYI, your double negative "aren't no"is actually the same as "are". In essence, you said "you are a genius".

Aww, thanks.

Also, Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash are not *unreleased*, they are available today in stores, last night they updated their website to reflect it. http://bit.ly/u3RcRd (the link was way too huge to paste.) You can order the phone right now, and get the usual free overnight shipping plus waived activation fees.

"erects".... uh, can't we use another word? I know what you mean, but everybody has a sick mind, even Google... just look up erect and then comes a wikipedia entry for the human penis. Better word could've been used.

Sionic Ion said,
"erects".... uh, can't we use another word? I know what you mean, but everybody has a sick mind, even Google... just look up erect and then comes a wikipedia entry for the human penis. Better word could've been used.

Grow up man. It's succinct and to the point. There's nothing wrong with the word.

Xilo said,

Grow up man. It's succinct and to the point. There's nothing wrong with the word.

i just cant believe he looked up erect on wikipedia... hahah

Sionic Ion said,
Better word could've been used.

You think the words - head, cheese, one eyed monster only have a single connotation?

The word erect is used on signs everywhere. It means upright or to make it so.

Joey S said,

The word erect is used on signs everywhere. It means upright or to make it so.

Why did this make me think of Captain Picard doing porn??

Owen W said,
llol, erects

+1

Made me laugh, you could get away when you say it, but when in writing, it looks too funny.