Paul Betts mentioned on Twitter yesterday that he was looking for a Canada-specific offer, where developers could get free Windows Phone devices. Although I was not aware of anything like that for Canada, there sure is an offer for students in the United States.
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So if you want a free Windows Phone device, you need to make sure that you follow these guidelines:
- You are a student in an accredited university/college in the United States
- You have developed two Windows Phone applications that are (or will be) published between March 26th and May 31st, 2012.
- Those apps are targeting Windows Phone 7.5
- Apps support Fast App Switching
- The apps are of high-quality and are not created with one of the “do-it-fast” tools, like AppMakr or FollowMyFeed
- You have not received a Windows Phone device in previous student promotions from Microsoft
Full outline of the official rules can be found here.
You can sign up for the promotion here.