Microsoft Employees Get Free Windows Phone 7 Handsets

Microsoft Windows phone 7All employees of Microsoft across the globe will get a free handset that runs their latest mobile operating system.

The company has around 90,000 employees worldwide which means that the announcement would cost them around 50 million dollars.

The announcement came from Senior Vice President for Mobile Business Andy Lees via an email.

“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,” said Lees.

The move will have several advantages for Microsoft. First, they can give the phones as thanksgiving for their people’s work. Next, they can make sure that the employees have personal experiences with their mobile operating system. Finally, they can get feedback regarding the product from the smartest geeks in the company.

The first Windows Phone 7 capable handsets are expected to be available to the public sometime in October 2010.