The countdown begins, Microsoft starts handing out Windows Phone 7 devices

9 Jul

Two American teenagers became the first people outside of Microsoft and its partners to ‘officially” receive Windows Phone 7 devices. Nope, they did not find it at a bar but Microsoft actually gave them the phones for winning the Windows Phone Rockstar contest at the Imagine Cup 2010. The team, Beastware, developed a game “Droid Assault” (ironic?) that requires controlling a droid using the phone’s accelerometer. In case the phone doesn’t have one, the teenagers – Christian Hood (17) and Eric Lo (16) – even hacked a Wii-mote that can be paired via Bluetooth.



At the moment, the make and the features of the first Windows Phone 7 devices to be given out in public are not known, but we don’t think it will be much longer before the beans are spilt and videos of the devices emerge. Heck, who knows, you might even find it on eBay, once the teenagers get bored with it and return to their iPhones.



It also indicates that Microsoft is comfortable with the state of Windows Phone 7, which could mean that it might just push the launch date ahead of its original ‘holiday season’ plan. Well, things are certainly heating up here… Anyway, here’s the video demo of their award-winning app.


Beastware Droid Assault Demo from Anand Iyer on Vimeo.



via The Windows Team Blog

No Responses to “The countdown begins, Microsoft starts handing out Windows Phone 7 devices”

  1. John Smith July 10, 2010 at 3:25 am #

    When will Microsoft start selling Windows 7 devices. I wonder how they will do in the marketplace. How much they will cost?

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