AT&T employees are being given WP7 devices for training purposes
This article contains unofficial information.
Surprisingly, one meeting for AT&T employees proved to be interesting since the VP of the company was in attendance and handed out 100 Windows Phone 7 devices to all the employees there. One of those employees tweeted his experience and seemed to be surprised with the generosity of giving actual handsets to employees for them to test, train, and fully absorb all of its features.
However, it isn't explicitly known which particular Windows Phone 7 smartphones were given away at the meeting. And it's not clear if this is something that'll be translated to other regions as well. Regardless, it's definitely nice for AT&T employees to get up close and personal with a device.
source: Twitter via WPCentral
1. Pings (Posts: 275; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Trying to get word of mouth out. But, I have to tell you everything WP7 I've seen just doesn't look as good as Android or iOS. WP7 looks to be dated, the UI looks likes it's 2-3 years old. I for one do not want anything to do with WP7. They should have made WP7 more like Windows 7. Big huge clunky buttons with scrolling lists just doesn't do it for me. It's a smart phone that just doesn't look that smart.
2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
You know, I thought the same thing...and then I wondered if Microsoft was going with a more retro look to the UI. It reminds me of like 1970's Brady Bunch for some odd reason with the tiles and colors used. But I haven't played around with it. If that was the point though, I say good choice. It seems like phones are trying to prove their techieness by making the UI look as slick as possible and I thought the retro look was a cool change. But UI aside, I can't wait to see how it turns out...
3. ssjassassin (Posts: 106; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)
What is the best way to build market share and have a successful product? Give it away! Long term Microsoft will have made a small investment to the mobile platform. Giving free phones to the people selling them is the best way to sell them to more people. It will also help build a big customer base from the start. It is more than likely apart of the billion dollars needed to get back into the game that was spoken about a few months ago.