It looks as though Microsoft is determined to get its Windows Phone 7 device into more hands than the ill-fated Kin series, and one way to do that is to give the phone away. Lots of them.
According to reports, Microsoft went and announced at the MGX (Microsoft Global Exchange) conference it will be handing out Windows Phone 7 devices to all of its employees. That works out to over 90,000 units, folks.
"With all the buzz, a lot of you are asking how you can get your hands on a phone and get more involved," Andy Lees, senior VP of Mobile, wrote in an internal email. "So, I am thrilled to announce that a new Windows Phone 7 will be made available to every Microsoft employee as we launch in each market around the world. The process will vary based on your market, your carrier, and your launch date so stay tuned for more information closer to launch."