Windows Phone 7 Device For Every Microsoft Employee
Microsoft employees will get Windows Phone 7 — each and every one of them. That’s 90,000 Windows Phone 7 devices! Great way to ensure Windows Phone 7 devices get more holding hands than Microsoft’s social networking phone disaster, Kin.
Microsoft has a tradition of introducing employees to new software and technology (through a process called “dogfooding”), and it isn’t the first company to do so. According to Engadget, Apple reportedly gave each one of their employees an iPhone back in 2007; Google did a similar thing with the Nexus One phone.
Some analysts are taking a dig at Microsoft’s decision to distribute Windows Phone 7 devices within employees, referring to Steve Ballmer’s alleged stomping on an employee-owned iPhone at a Microsoft event. Microsoft’s way to stop employees from using smartphones from competing brands is to equip them with a home-brewn Windows Phone 7 device — not a bad strategy, don’t think any Microsoft employees are complaining.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 devices will be made available to every Microsoft employee as the Windows Phone 7 devices are launched in each market around the world, according to a Microsoft statement on Gizmodo.
Microsoft has big plans for Windows Phone 7, although developers were largely unimpressed by Microsoft’s recently released Windows 7 Mobile App Beta Kit. But Microsoft has support from Asus, Dell, LG, HTC and Samsung to come out with Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of the year.
Source : PCWorld.in