Microsoft giving away free Windows Phones with a $499 purchase

Retail Microsoft Stores in the US are giving away free Windows Phone devices with a minimum of $499 or more purchase. The company are giving away the first generation devices, and not brand new Windows Phones.

Microsoft will be giving away the LG Quantum, HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro, and HTC Surround. The offer will last until October 28 2011. The phones are available on any carrier without any contract. The devices are first generation only.

The devices are only available to those who spend $499 or more at the store. The promotional offer is also only available in the United States. You are only eligable for the offer if you purchase in-store.

Microsoft is set to open a brand new store in Seattle on Thursday. There will be a concert where The Black Keys rock band will be playing. Tickets are first come first serve, and can be picked up at the store on October 20th 2011 at 9:30AM approx.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it a good idea for Microsoft to give away the first generation Windows Phones? Leave your comments below!

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