Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Windows Phone 7

 

Buy A Windows Phone, Get A Free Xbox 360 Game

Microsoft won't give up

Dec 17 2010, 5:43pm CST | by

10 Updates
Buy A Windows Phone, Get A Free Xbox 360 Game
 
 

Comments

Full Story

Buy A Windows Phone, Get A Free Xbox 360 Game

In yet another attempt to get the Windows Phone 7 platform in as many hands as possible, Microsoft is now offering customers a free Xbox 360 game when they buy a new phone powered by its new mobile operating system.

In our opinion, Microsoft missed the mark from the beginning by not selling the device as more of an "Xbox phone." Its marketing message of a device that pushes all your important content to you at once made it come across as a bit out-of-touch; Android and iPhone already have apps that can do the same thing.

But no other platform has connectivity with Xbox Live, the ability to unlock Xbox achievements, and chat remotely with your Xbox friends. Only Windows Phone 7 can do that, but Microsoft isn't advertising that. Mistake.

Now, it's trying to show off its gaming prowess by offering one of four Xbox 360 games as a free gift to anyone who wants to give the new platform a whirl. And these aren't the typical "you have to choose from the bottom of the barrel" free games. These are actually four of the best-selling games on Xbox right now:

- Halo: Reach
- Fable III
- Kinectimals
- Kinect Joy Ride

Microsoft has tried all sorts of things to spread the word about Windows Phone 7, the most expensive of which was to give every single one of the thousands of Microsoft employees a free Windows Phone 7 phone. But we have to wonder how many employees actually activated service on their free device and how many turned to Craigslist to sell them.

Anyway, if you're interested in Windows Phone 7 and this free game offer is tipping you over the edge, all you have to do is go to any retailer and activate a new WP7 phone. Then, go to this website , punch in your mailing address and your mobile phone number for veritifcation, and you're al set.

The promotion lasts through December 31.

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

4 Firms In Iskandar Malaysia Get Facilitation Fund Totalling RM16.2 Million

Source: Malaysia Today

MALAYSIA-WEATHER-FLOOD
(Bernama) – Four companies have received the facilitation fund amounting to RM16.2 million from TERAJU@Iskandar Malaysia in an information sharing programme on business opportunities and assistan ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 7 hours ago
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

Selangor’s Watergate about to explode

Source: Malaysia Today

LEBANON-SAMAHA-AZMI BISHARA-ISRAEL
Anwar brought Wan Azmi to meet Khalid to try to resolve this matter. Anwar supports the RM2.5 billion claim but Khalid is stubbornly sticking to the figure ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 1 day ago, 4:12am CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

GLCs told to provide RM7 billion to develop Bumiputera firms

Source: Malaysia Today

EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM - Day One
(The Malaysian Insider) – Putrajaya has directed government-linked companies (GLC) to generate RM7 billion in business opportunities for Bumiputera firms this year, Prime Minister Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak... READ MOR ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 1 week ago, 2:05am CDT
 

Update: 7

Rafizi shows proof of Putrajaya’s hand in contentious carpet-trader loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli today revealed documents to prove Putrajaya interfered in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan to ‎controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan. Rafizi (pic)... ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 16 2014, 2:16am CDT
 

Update: 6

PAS MP claims Bank Rakyat loaned carpet-trader RM215m, interest free

Source: Malaysia Today

(Malay Mail Online) – Controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan (pic) was given a whopping RM215 million interest-free loan from state-owned Bank Rakyat, a PAS lawmaker alleged today, despite Putrajaya’s claims otherwise.... ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 14 2014, 5:52am CDT
 

Update: 5

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement over the ownership of the ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 

Update: 4

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar... READ MORE ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

Update: 3

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in B ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 2

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

"GOLDEN ASIA" Tokyo Premiere Press Conference
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz examines the... R ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 1

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest following ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: DC Unveils Close Look At Batman&#039;s Cowl
San Diego Comic-Con 2014: DC Unveils Close Look At Batman's Cowl
2014's San Diego Comic-Con offered a close up, exclusive look at Ben Affleck's Batman cape and cowl in a collection of Dark Knight costumes celebrating the 75th anniversary.
 
 
Taylor Swift is Pretty Busy Nowadays
Taylor Swift is Pretty Busy Nowadays
The country megastar, Taylor Swift is pretty busy nowadays. Besides dishing out online advice, she has been rehearsing for a musical session with Lorde at a festival which will take place soon.
 
 
&#039;Duck Dynasty&#039; Camo Clothing brings lawsuit for A&amp;E
'Duck Dynasty' Camo Clothing brings lawsuit for A&E
Si Robertson's favorite color has set off a trademark lawsuit.
 
 
Pauley Perrette lands in hospital after severe allergic reaction to hair dye
Pauley Perrette lands in hospital after severe allergic reaction to hair dye
The actress, who’s naturally blond, said she’d been battling increasing allergic symptoms to the beauty product for about a year.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind


Read more about The Geek Mind.