This week has been a big one for Windows Phone and Windows 8. And there is more to come…with June shaping up to be a huge month for Microsoft enthusiasts! From new device launches, the roll-out of new services for Aussies, App releases right through to update news, we thought a quick recap was in order for those who may have missed some of the news – and to highlight some key near-future dates to look out for.
This week Microsoft debuted a very funny and entertaining new Windows Phone advert for the Lumia 920 – in the United States. Hands-down the catchiest and engaging promotion done for Windows Phone to date, it diverts from prior focuses of feature comparisons and “strengths” of WP8 vs. other platforms. Meanwhile in India, we have a series of TV adverts focusing on the ‘fun’ and ease-of-use of the Nokia Lumia range, especially underpinning the new lower price-point model releases of the 620/520 and so on. America and India. Massive markets. So what about Australia……?
Fancy a second Windows Phone device for your partner, kids – or even parents? Love free stuff? Then you won’t want to miss this one. During the month of May WPDU is seeking community participation. We want your guest blog post….and all guest posts will go into the draw for a Nokia Lumia 610 handset. Your best chance going for a free handset.
If you are an Aussie Windows Phone or Windows 8 Developer – or prospective Dev – and you are not taking advantage of Microsoft’s local FREE training opportunities, you need to get serious NOW! With a swag of online and roving Capital City appfests and boot camps, the Aussie DPE teams across Azure/Cloud, WP and Windows 8 are there to give you a helping hand. For our readers, here’s a quick snapshot on upcoming events and how to make sure you know where to keep tabs with these great opportunities.