Microsoft giving away Windows Phones to frustrated BlackBerry and iPhone users

Microsoft giving away Windows Phones to frustrated BlackBerry and iPhone usersIt’s been a bit of a disaster for RIM and Apple this week, what with the network outage thingy and iOS 5 Error 3200. Probably more so disastrous for RIM, to be fair.

Anyways, Microsoft guy Ben Rudolph isn’t showing any sympathy, and is offering 50 Windows Phone handsets to frustrated BlackBerry and iPhone users.

@BenThePCGuy posted a couple of cheeky tweets asking users to explain why they want to “upgrade” from their BlackBerry or iPhone to a free Windows Phone.

The first tweet read: “#DearBlackberry users: frustrated w/ your BB? I want to help! Tell me y u want 2 upgrade 2 a #windowsphone - I've got 25 to give away.”

When Error 3200 reared its head, Ben followed up with: “#dearios users: Sounds like you need some love today too! Tweet why you want to upgrade from #ios to #windowsphone - I'm giving 25 away!”

I’ve just discovered that Ben is a black belt in Jiu-jitsu, so we totally think this is a great idea. Best idea ever.

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6 comments

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:16

is that in the uk or us... cause if its uk i wonder if i can lie about owning an iphone 4 ;)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:21

"free" is where the prices for WP7 are heading anyway :p

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:23

Maybe for you jan but most of us cant buy a phone then return after we get bored :p

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:40

Seriously, I'd prefer a BB without BIS over WP7 :p

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:48

Thought about trying the first PHABLET the note?

lrah  Oct. 13, 2011 at 17:27

Free phone that would be awesome

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