Windows Phone Inner Circle events and night parties in store across the US in the coming weeks

Windows Phone Inner Circle events and night parties in store across the US in the coming weeks
Firing off with LA on Friday, and continuing throughout November, the Windows Phone team is throwing groovy parties for its aficionados, in order to drum up excitement about the platform.

Nokia World is tomorrow, and the largest phone maker in the world is expected to unveil its first Windows Phone offerings, which should mark the start of a new era for Microsoft's new mobile platform, a year after its introduction.

On October 28 the team is heading to Los Angeles for a gig with free phones and afterparty, called the Windows Phone Inner Circle. The next dates and places are 2-Nov SF - featuring the new HTC Radar 4G from T-Mobile, 7-Nov NYC, 9-Nov Miami, 9-Nov San Diego, 9-Nov DC, 9-Nov Denver, 10-Nov Baltimore, 10-Nov St. Louis, 11-Nov Chicago, 14-Nov Boston, 14-Nov Atlanta, 14-Nov Houston, 16-Nov Philadelphia, 16-Nov Charlotte, 17-Nov Dallas, 17-Nov Nashville, 17-Nov Phoenix, and 21-Nov is reserved for Seattle.

Parallel with those, the Windows Phone folks are holding indie events with a bunch of famous bands in five major cities, so you can hop from one event to another:

New York City is on November 7 & 8 featuring Matt and Kim, then we have Chicago November 11 & 12 featuring The Drums, Dallas on November 16 & 17 with Young The Giant, Los Angeles November 30 & December 1 featuring MuteMath, and the show ends in San Francisco December 6 & 7 with Best Coast.

Attendance is free, with food and drinks provided, so you can head over to the source links and register before the spaces fill out.



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Let's see... Apple holds a press event and announces the iPhone 4S and a little more than a week later, sells 4+ million handsets. MS holds a series of coming-out parties. Somehow, I don't see even 1 million WP7 handsets being sold from all manufacturers by the end of November (heck, make it end of December to be charitable) of 2011.

2. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

well free music food and drinks and might get a free phone why not. Who cares if they sell anything

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I certainly don't care if MS doesn't see any sales of WP7 handsets. But I suspect a few of MS shareholders might be concerned, what with the $ that are being dumped into the WP7 initiative. Even Steve Ballmer should be concerned, since his bonus was not what it could have been due to WP7s stunning sales volume.

4. DigitalJedi_X1

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

When Nokia starts producing their Windows Phone's, you"ll see dollar and market share climb. Nokia's Symbian has an installed user base of 225 million. That's the largest of ANY mobile OS. At least half are expected to jump to Windows Phone as the majority of Nokia fans buy the phones because its a Nokia and for the hardware. The software is secondary to most Nokia buyers/fans. An extra 100 million WP7 users would boost market share past that of Blackberry and into iPhone territory And while this won't happen overnight, give it 2-3 years max. Microsoft has MORE than enough cash to float through until then.

5. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

If you dont see it... these are steps that MS can afford to take and will pay off in the near future. It is a smart move to get media attention and create a buzz - hell maybe even a community.

6. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

MS will be a major player in the cell phone market when windows 8 and windows phone 8 come out they will really start to take over the market, Apples law suites and patent war with Android OEMs will bog them down letting Nokia and MS with strong marketing and great inovation in their products take over the smart phone/cell phone market until 2020 when the market no longer exists

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