Microsoft announced the winners of a giveaway on Thursday to frustrated smartphone users who wanted to upgrade to Windows Phone.
Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph announced the 25 winners in a blog post on Thursday following a huge amount of responses from people worldwide. “So far I’ve received over 1500 responses from people all over the world, sharing their thoughts about why they’re frustrated by their current smartphone and why Windows Phone is easier, simpler, and more beautiful,” said Rudolph.
Microsoft offered frustrated iOS 5 and BlackBerry users the opportunity to win a Windows Phone device on Wednesday. A number of Apple iOS 5 users were left without their applications following an upgrade delivered on Wednesday. BlackBerry users were left without any services on their devices following a three day outage of RIM’s services. ”The huge influx of positive comments about Windows Phone got me thinking,” said Rudolph. “If there are thousands of people out there who want a Windows Phone, why not give more chances to win one?” As a result, Microsoft will give away one device each month to an individual with a unique story on why they want or need a Windows Phone. The 25 winners are as follows:
- Jon404: @BenThePCGuy I’m sick of drinking the Apple Kool-aid! I need some Mango to take the taste away
- mattymorgs: @BenThePCGuy with
#iOS still stuck on its bubbly look from 5 years ago, #windowsphone is the true ‘Think Different’ of UI style today.
- jdnorthwest: @BenThePCGuy As a frustrated #DearBlackberry user I was shopping the Bellevue@MicrosoftStore yesterday for a #windowsphone
- sweeneyben: @BenThePCGuy #DearBlackberry my Storm2 was great if I went back in time, but is so outdated, with poor service. I want to go back to Windows
- joegaus: @BenThePCGuy i want a #windowsphone because only Beyoncé Knowles’ beauty can compare to those DAMN SEXY LIVETILES
- jubbing: @BenThePCGuy #dearblackberry I want to use a phone where I can check my emails any time of the.. week. Sincerely, annoyed guy
- jacobdfriedman: @benthepcguy I want to switch because even eight years later, iTunes for windows is a clunky, crashy mess.
- chrisemmerson: Dear @BenThePCGuy how about u convert a beloved fruity phone lover & user with well world travelled phone from his free upgrade from the 4s?
- salamahoy: @BenThePCGuy I got the new BlackBerry 9900. It’s been so problematic, I’ve thrown it against the wall. Now I have no phone. #DearBlackberry
- ChamatkariBaba: @BenThePCGuy BB served as a paper weight for last 3 days and from now onwards I plan to use it that way only
- Unwiredmedic: @BenThePCGuy Hey man, #2 & #11 are same guy. Can I get that #WindowsPhone? LOL! I miss my old PPC2003, WinMo5, WinMo6, and WinMo6.5 phones
- KTownGMG: @BenThePCGuy My Blackberry has been dropping calls and really, this is it for me…..PLUS METRO…is one word…METRO! SEND ME A PHONE!!!!
- jsteig: @BenThePCGuy I would love my BlackBerry if it didn’t crash daily and if I could install applications w/o it dropping to a crawl
- TGProof: @BenThePCGuy also, I use my phone for business and school, without proper function it made contact very difficult. #UpgradeMeToWindowsPhone
- phonomatik: @BenThePCGuy Hey Guy! Ok, iOS is lame. WP7 is much better. I like the hubs and tiles, they have a good structure. All Apps are good sorted.
- mikehc: @BenThePCGuy I don’t have a BB, have a Pre. But I’m equally frustrated… Do I have a chance to win a WP7?
- lazejanev: @BenThePCGuy I would like WP7 phone, because I want to transfer my enterprise knowledge on a mobile platform.Android and iOS are not for ERP
- Cri5_09: @BenThePCGuy I want a Windows Phone 7.5 because Mango beats Apples, berries, sandwitches or any other fruit/nut available.
- ijoostin: @BenThePCGuy I have an iPhone, but I want to see the world! I want to see what others see the future as. Apple’s can’t be the only vision!
- qkns: Hi @BenThePCGuy, I’m the BB admin I have 2 give status updates counsel unhappy users & stay const. up 2 date on this mess. I want OFF BB!
- erickmagnus: @BenThePCGuy RIM just don’t respect customers. They take 2 days just to inform “we are working on this”! I want a #windowsphone!
- Chipstopher: @BenThePCGuy Dunno if you’re still giving away Windows Phones, but Id switch to Windows Phone gladly. At this point I wanna phone that works
- MrJoeSterne: @benthepcguy man, updating to iOS 5 was worse than installing windows- by a long shot!
- Xadacka: @BenThePCGuy sick of it crashing, rebooting, slowing down… nice wp7 device sure would make things easier on me!
- finntannermom: @BenThePCGuy to save a marriage! I cannot reach my husband need a #windowsphone #DearBlackberry>