Microsoft PDC10 attendees get free Windows Phone 7

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In an Oprah-like moment at the Microsoft PDC10 conference keynote today, Steve Ballmer announced to a hall full of eager developers that every attendee would get a free Windows Phone 7 device at the event. As WP7 is yet to launch in the United States, a loud cheer followed.

The device most people received is a retail-model LG Optimus 7. A smaller subset of attendees (non-paying attendees) got a Samsung Taylor preproduction developer device instead.

With an estimated 1,000 attendees on-site (Microsoft would not confirm), it’s quite possible more Windows Phone 7s changed hands today than the number of devices available on launch day in Australia.

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  1. Love your last line “With an estimated 1,000 attendees on-site (Microsoft would not confirm), it’s quite possible more Windows Phone 7s changed hands today than the number of devices available on launch day in Australia” – I highly suspect its extremely probable actually! lol

    1. first thing I checked to, not even on ebay yet, what are they waiting for? if they wait any longer I might as well wait for launch!

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