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

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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Venue 8 Pro
  • Display 8.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4830 mAh

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13 Comments

1. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

10. papss unregistered

You trolling? I'm shocked

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

13. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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"!

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

4. TuanGugu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

5. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The Venue 8 Pro is an awesome Windows Tablet! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efDdh1iOC_8

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

12. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 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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