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Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:07

Microsoft to hand out Windows 7 phones

Written by Nick Farell


'Kin hell
Software giant Microsoft is going to give all its employees, some  90,000 of them, Windows Phone 7 devices.

According Tech Flash the move is a cunning plan to make sure its employees are seen eating its own dogfood. It also means that on day One of the launch, Redmond can claim it has sold 90,000 of the things which is well on the road to smacking Jobs' Mob's sales figures. 

Incidently this is a sales trick that Steve Jobs does over at Apple. He gives a free iPhone to all full time employees and then adds the total onto the first day's sales figures. When you hire 75,000 it takes a significant chunk out of what you need to make “magical” sales targets. We are surprised that Microsoft didn't think of it before.

Apple fanboys claim that the iPhone is the most popular mobile phone in Redmond. Even if this is half true, it is a little embarrassing for Microsoft supremo Steve Ballmer. Still Windows 7 mobile is a pretty good operating system and we are fairly sure that any phone released from Microsoft will not require a rubber band to work. (Yes, the Kin worked perfectly, only nobody actually wanted one. sub.ed.)

The Microsoft employees we have spoken too can't wait for the OS to be released so they can get their paws on one thanks to Ballmer.
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+5 #1 DaRAGE 2010-07-22 12:10
I seriously condone this sort of action by Microsoft and Apple.

Why? Though it may cost a bundle to actually give out all these free phones to their employee's, It also means that the workers know what works, and what doesn't with their phones, and therefore are able to suggest better ideas within their working environment to create a better phone for the customer and also, themselves.
 
 
+1 #2 nele 2010-07-22 12:25
Quoting DaRAGE:
I seriously condone this sort of action by Microsoft and Apple.

Why? Though it may cost a bundle to actually give out all these free phones to their employee's, It also means that the workers know what works, and what doesn't with their phones, and therefore are able to suggest better ideas within their working environment to create a better phone for the customer and also, themselves.


I agree... And if something doesn't work, they have to suffer like regular consumers.
 
 
+1 #3 Bl0bb3r 2010-07-22 14:22
Quoting nele:
And if something doesn't work, they have to suffer like regular consumers.



Why suffer? These guyz and gurlz don't pay a dime for those things.
 
 
+1 #4 Kitkat 2010-07-22 18:19
With all due respect this is NOT kin but a full featured phone. They wan all those ppl you mentioned at there company to test the phone fully before they launch it. Any idiot knew that when they did it. Next time just give us the news and not your spun version.
 
 
0 #5 Kitkat 2010-07-22 18:21
"Why suffer? These guyz and gurlz don't pay a dime for those things."

He means they find the bugs and complain not us.
 
 
0 #6 jeffkro 2010-07-23 06:27
Common people, it makes sense. How bad does it look to see microsoft employees walking around with android phones and iphones. I love bashing MS as much as the next guy, but you have to get this one.
 
 
0 #7 blandead 2010-07-23 10:13
i want a free phone too...
 

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