About 100 AT&T staff got a shiny new Windows Phone 7 device at an event in Minneapolis. Microsoft has been pushing it’s wares onto people to get people using it, and getting the word of mouth machine running strong. I am looking into trading in my Android powered phone for a good WP7 device. I’m just waiting for Microsoft, or others, to come out with the applications that I want.
Meanwhile, the company has spent about $400 million in an effort to market is new Phone 7 OS. Google and Apple are integrating phone functionality with e-mail and other software packages and are eating into business areas previously dominated by Microsoft. The company now aims to attract more customers to its software with the advertisement.