Microsoft Stores offer up free Windows Phone 7 devices

Everyone wants to get free stuff. Now Microsoft is offering something for free if patrons to its various Microsoft retail stores in the US spend $499 or more on products while inside the store. According to WPCentral.com, those folks will get to choose one free Windows Phone 7 first generation smartphone if they reach that amount.

People can pick from one of several devices, including the LG Quantum, the HTC HD7 and the Dell Venue Pro. The HTC Surround, which is now no longer made, is also part of this special deal. Microsoft currently has 14 Microsoft Store locations in the US. That includes a new location in the University Village section of Seattle, Washington that's slated to open its doors to the public on Thursday.

The free Windows Phone 7 offer with the $499 Microsoft Store purchase ends on October 28. It's currently not known if Microsoft will add any of the Windows Phone 7.5 devices already announced by HTC and others before the promotional deal runs out.

In related Windows Phone 7 news, WPCentral.com has posted up some more rumors about the next version of Windows Phone 7. It includes word that the chassis design for smartphones for the next update, code name Tango, could include a screen resolution of 480x320, similar to the BlackBerry design, along with LTE support. The chassis design for the next major overall for the OS, code named Apollo, could finally allow for a dual core processor along with a 1280x720 screen. As usual, Microsoft has not commented on this rumor.

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It's currently not known if Microsoft will add any of the Windows Phone 7.5 devices already announced by HTC and others before the promotional deal runs out.

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Most likely not. the first generation has been going on sale at quit a few places. In Canada, you can get the LG quantum for around $80 now as a prepaid (no contract) phone at local walmart.

zombieChan said,

well they kept their promise.

If you're an easily-amused simpleton with absolutely no taste, I would have to agree. The WP7 UI is the digital equivalent to golfer's pants.

bjoswald said,

If you're an easily-amused simpleton with absolutely no taste

Thank you for the compliment. Your powers to generalize have reached new heights!

bjoswald said,

If you're an easily-amused simpleton with absolutely no taste, I would have to agree. The WP7 UI is the digital equivalent to golfer's pants.

Why do you assume everyone's a child looking to be amused? Some of us like to get things done as fast and as simply as we can, and focus on living life rather than burying our heads inside a phone. WP7's like 'look at me or don't. I'm getting things done', you seem to like platforms that go 'Buzz. Sparkle. Look at me. Am I not pretty? Tell me I am pretty. Tell me!! Don't look at people. Look at MEEE'. It's a phone. It's supposed to augment your life, not take you away from it.

they should open Microsoft Stores to more countries and expand the promotion worldwide ) it's not only US on this planet ?!

Marius F said,
they should open Microsoft Stores to more countries and expand the promotion worldwide ) it's not only US on this planet ?!

Agreed.

Kreuger said,
Why not just buy the phones then?

That would make it a "Buy one, get one" deal

Which would work with this

Sraf said,

That would make it a "Buy one, get one" deal

Which would work with this

Well aside from companies who need multiple Windows licenses, why else would you spend that much at the MS store?

Kreuger said,
Well aside from companies who need multiple Windows licenses, why else would you spend that much at the MS store?

You could buy a new laptop or an Xbox with kinect and some games or both.

Kreuger said,
Well aside from companies who need multiple Windows licenses, why else would you spend that much at the MS store?

If you bought a laptop.

Kreuger said,
Well aside from companies who need multiple Windows licenses, why else would you spend that much at the MS store?

maybe you need a new laptop ? and you'll get a free phone also

Kreuger said,
Well aside from companies who need multiple Windows licenses, why else would you spend that much at the MS store?

They do sell other stuff at their stores, like computers, xbox, games, peripherals, phones and other software besides windows.