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Microsoft is giving away Dell Venue 8 Pro tablets to developers in the US

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Microsoft is giving away Dell Venue 8 Pro tablets to developers in the US
In its efforts to attract developers to Windows, Microsoft has become the company that just keeps on giving. Its latest promotion is the App Builder Rewards program. It revolves around giving away 28 Dell Venue 8 Pro tablets to talented developers in the US. Coders who join the App Builder Rewards must enter their Windows Store apps to the Apps Quest. Then, the apps have to amass 100 downloads before February 28 to get a chance of scoring a Venue 8. And if they have less than a hundred downloads by the 28th Feb, developers will be awarded a $15 Windows Store gift card. To aid themselves in the competition, app makers can utilize the members-only App Promotion Kit, Windows Store gift cards, and AdDuplex advertising impressions. 

While the exact mechanics of the giveaway haven't been made public, it seems that winners will be chosen by the number of App Builder Rewards points and sweepstakes entries they receive. For starters, every app that reaches 100 downloads by 28 February will net 500 App Builder Rewards points to its creator, and will compete for a free tablet. 

If you want to participate in the giveaway, follow the source link and don't forget to read the fine print.

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posted on 23 Jan 2014, 10:39

1. geodude074 (Posts: 67; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Wow, 28 whole tablets being given away? This surely will stir up developer enthusiam. /sarcasm

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 11:18 2

2. boosook (Posts: 768; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


The app must reach 100 downloads to compete, and given the small number of WP users around... :)

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 12:19 1

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2862; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What does this have to do with WP?...
Pathetic..

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 12:23 2

8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2862; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Millions of WP users... Not a small number.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 12:33 2

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I was waiting for you to mention this!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-releases-fourth-quarter-earnings-report-shows-drop-in-Lumia-sales_id51723

Bye.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 13:23 1

10. papss (Posts: 3375; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You trolling? I'm shocked

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 15:13

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2862; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


LOL! That shows how pathetic you are... Boy, boy, boy... I told you that I don't have time for your childish games, kid.. When will you ever learn, boy? Hit me up when you can talk with adults..

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 00:40

13. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


That quarter reports 8.2 Lumia sales. Add that to the previous sales and you get millions of WP users. So he is right in saying that those millions are "Not small numbers"!

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 11:19

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 954; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Really, that's desperate from M$. Quantity doesn't mean quality. Anybody can say "I'm a developer, give me a tablet".

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 11:25 3

4. TuanGugu (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


You people are just negative honestly. Just shut up if you have nothing better to say!

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 11:33 3

5. Deaconclgi (Posts: 139; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


The Venue 8 Pro is an awesome Windows Tablet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efDdh1iOC_8

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 12:21 1

7. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2862; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yes it is!!!.... I almost got one for $100 on special promotion... This is one of the best, and most capable tablets on the market..

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 19:37

12. ocilfa (Posts: 298; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Phonearana, please do a review for this tablet. A lot of people dismiss windows 8 and dell, but this tab quite exceptional all around.

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