Microsoft wants to share some love, lets you win a pair of Lumia 830 smartphones (US only)

Microsoft wants to share some love, lets you win a pair of Lumia 830 smartphones (US only)
Microsoft is celebrating Valentine's Day and the whole month of February with a sweepstakes dubbed 28 Days of #LumiaLove. This will allow three lucky participants to win a pair of Nokia Lumia 830 smartphones each - in March, when the contest ends.

To enter the sweepstakes, you must visit the official Lumia US Facebook page, fill in your details, and tell Microsoft why you want a Lumia handset. Only US residents of age 16 or older can participate. Full details and official rules can be found at the source link below.

The Nokia Lumia 830 isn't the hottest smartphone around, but it has some attractive features to offer. It's the first mid-range Windows Phone handset to come with a PureView rear camera, and it's also the thinnest Lumia yet. Other features include a 5-inch 720p display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and a 2200 mAh battery. Needless to say, the Lumia 830 will be updated to Windows 10 once this is released (sometime during the summer). To find out more about the handset, make sure to read our Lumia 830 review.

source: Lumia US (Facebook)

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Lumia 830
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 0.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)



1. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

I wonder why MS is so focused on US only competitions, give-aways and generally great deals. And bing points! It's like they don't acknowledge that they have customers, indeed the vast majority of customers, in the rest of the world. It's not that it's such a big deal, but every time one is confronted with the information that customers from the same specific segment is being given special treatment, it's a slight kick in the nuts, and after a while it gets real annoying!

3. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You have to understand that these types of contests have purpose well beyond face value. The simple matter of fact is that while WP market share is generally pretty bad worldwide, it's pretty much abysmal here in the US. So to that end promotions like this are probably geared to address one or more of the following: - Generate Interest in the platform - Gauge interest in the platform (by the number of people who register for the giveaway) - Assess the effectiveness of their marketing efforts (by the number of people who register for the giveaway) - Investigate the public appeal of the platform or related services based on what people might say as they register. None of these points (or any US based marketing strategy) is served by opening this up to the rest of the world. Of course I could be just talking out of my backside and/or maybe this is just a whim from the goodness of MS's USA marketing team, but I would hope they have more of a strategy than that.

2. Jiuakiu

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4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Microsoft likes kicking in the nuts, especially when you're's their M.O.

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