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Submitted by kevco33 1490d ago | news

Windows Phone 7 & Free Xbox 360 Game Promotion Hits the UK

Following a successful run of the promotional campaign in the US, Microsoft has launched the ‘Buy a Windows Phone 7 Handset, Get a Free Xbox 360 Game’ activity in the UK. Available now exclusively from O2, gamers can get their hands on one of four top rated Xbox 360 releases with the purchase of the HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 handset. (Crackdown 2, Fable 2, Forza Motorsport 3, Halo: Reach, Industry, Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360)

aviator189  +   1490d ago
Sounds great, I got in on this when the promotion was running in the US. I've got to say, the wp7 is a pretty great phone.
blumatt  +   1490d ago
The Thing Is...
This definitely is a good deal. My only beef is, do they not think the phone has enough appeal to sell itself on its own merit? You don't see Apple giving away free Apps with an iPhone purchase. Similarly, you don't see Sony giving away free PS3 games to get you to buy their Xperia Play phone. It's a cool deal, but I feel it's just a way for MS to buy itself market share instead of building a device that's intrinsically appealing enough to the market to sell on its own.

Good deal though, for those who are in the market for it.

Personally, I'm thinking about buying the Samsung Galaxy S instead of any of these phones I just mentioned. Though, my next choice would be the Xperia Play, since I'm sure it will have some sort of PS3 and PSN connectivity. Of course, I'll have an NGP for that in about a year anyway. :)

@aviator189 Yeah, that's true, man. Like I said, it's definitely a good deal for those in the market for one. If you want a Windows Phone 7, now's the time to do it. ;)

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aviator189  +   1490d ago
The thing is, the smartphone market is really competitive now and the major players are android and iphone. No matter how good a newcomer might be after the two leaders in smartphones (android and iphone), it would be difficult for any other device to gain marketshare without some major incentives. In this case, the temporary incentive is a free 360 game with the purchase of a wp 7.
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Kon  +   1490d ago
You sure know how to be a stealth troll huh?
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SuicideShaun  +   1490d ago
And you really want to walk around with a psphone and play games on it all day?

Forever alone.
Stryfeno2  +   1490d ago
I also took got on this promotion....Im loving my WP7.
chase167  +   1490d ago
android rules
next up free xbox 360 for buying W7 phone lolol
Barry32171  +   1490d ago
Damn, wish I had known, would have gotten my wife an HD7... I got mine when it launched...
The-Tentacle  +   1490d ago
WP7 is an awful phone os. Can't even get their updates right...

http://www.engadget.com/201...
SuicideShaun  +   1490d ago
Hey at least they fix their updates, when I had an iphone 3g and the 4 came out, the update they rolled to every phone ruined my phone. So slow, I felt like I was on dial up again. Horrible.
Optical_Matrix  +   1490d ago
Nice one. Getting my Omnia 7 tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing what the XBL integration is like. Does anyone here use WP7?
aviator189  +   1490d ago
I do.
:D
Optical_Matrix  +   1490d ago
How is it? The GUI looks pretty damn intuitive from what I've seen. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
aviator189  +   1490d ago
I'd say the menus take a little getting used to, but I found navigating to be pretty damn slick after a while.
I say getting used to because I'm a former iphone user, however the windows phone team seem to have nailed down wp7 in terms of features and quality.
CptFlashHeart  +   1488d ago
I <3 mine so much, WP7 is only going to get better!

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