Get a free Windows Phone from Microsoft India

Microsoft is offering giving away free Windows Phones to mobile application developers in India. Learn how to get a free Windows Phone from Microsoft India.

Are you a gadget guy, looking for opportunities to experience the latest Windows Phone? Well, here is an opportunity to grab one of the new, cool Windows phone at no cost to you.

Microsoft is giving away several Windows Phones to students and Windows Phone app developers as part of a program called "I Unlock Joy". This is a genuine offer from Microsoft and not like the spam email you get offering "forward this email to 10 people and get $1000"!

I unlock Joy - Get free Windows Phone Yesterday I attended a meeting at the Microsoft campus in Bangalore where couple of Windows Phone evangelists from Microsoft presented some interesting news about the latest Windows Phone mango release in India. Along with a lot of information they shared about the new Windows Phone Mango release in India, they shared some exciting news about the free Windows Phone offers to mobile app developers and students in India.

Free Windows Phone to app developers, students and bloggers

Since this release is specifically for India, the free Windows Phone offer is applicable only in India. Microsoft India is offering the free phone to few different categories:

1. Windows Phone App developers

2. Student developers

3. Women developers

4. Microsoft MVPs

5. Bloggers

How to get the free Windows phone?

There are couple of ways you can get a free Windows Phone from Microsoft India.

  • 3. Develop 3 Windows 7 Phone Apps and submit to the market place

  • 2. Port 2 Smart phone apps from other devices like iPhone or Android and get a free Windows Phone.

  • 1. If you are a women app developer, develop and submit just 1
  • Windows Phone app and get a free Windows phone from Microsoft

    It is interesting to note that Microsoft want to promote women app developers.

    In case of women developers, only first 100 developers can receive the free Windows phone. Students program is time bound and will run till end of December 2011. App developers can develop and submit Windows Phone Apps till March 2011 to receive the free Windows Phone.

    How bloggers can get a Windows phone?

    In the Windows phone conference yesterday, Microsoft team mentioned they are working on various programs to offer free Windows phone to Microsoft MVPs and bloggers subject to certain conditions. Much information is not yet available on how MVPs and bloggers can get a free Windows phone, however, we were told it would be based on how well the bloggers promote the Windows Phone development.

    How to get started?

    If you are ready to get a free Windows phone from Microsoft, don't be late. Get started now. Download the Windows Phone SDK and start writing the Windows Phone Apps. Once you App is ready and tested, submit it to the Market place and get your free phone from Microsoft shipped to you.

    Steps to get free Windows Phone:

  • Install Visual Studio 2010

  • Download Windows Phone SDK

  • Developer 1, 2 or 3 Windows Phone apps for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango release

  • Submit the app to the Windows phone market place

  • Wait for the courier guy to arrive at home with your free phone

  • Ofcourse, you will have to wait until the Windows phone guys at Microsoft review your submission and approve your application.

    I am excited and just started downloading the Windows Phone SDK. I will share my experience with Windows Phone app development in this site soon.

    Latest Windows Phones in India

    Today Microsoft demonstrated couple of cool Windows phones from Nokia. They look very elegant and cool. Everyone in the room were excited to take a look at the phones and the first response from most people where "wow". The phones were very sleek and looked really great. After all, they are from Nokia, the good old phone manufacturer who never went wrong in making some of the best phones.

    There are other phone manufacturers working on Windows phones. In the coming months, we can expect a lot of Windows Phones in the market, giving a tough competition to iPhone and Android phones.

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    Guest Author: Polly21 Nov 2011

    Supireor thinking demonstrated above. Thanks!

    Author: Abinash19 Apr 2012 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

    Are really all the people get a free phone or there is also something in there to get the phone?

    Guest Author: Sudhakar21 Oct 2015

    Really awesome. A free gift for mobile phone. I am very happy. Thanks for you

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