Windows Phone 7 is certainly a highly anticipated OS, and if you want to guarantee yourself a great WP7 handset, the process is simple: apply at Microsoft. Mary Jo Foley, a Microsoft employee, recently tweeted that the company will be handing out WP7 devices to each and every single one of its over 90,000 workers. It's not clear what device the employees will be given, but a free handset is difficult to pass up no matter what it is, especially if it's running the shiny new Windows Phone 7 OS.
This seems like a great move for the company for multiple reasons. Sure, it gives them some good press and makes their workers happy, but there are some other advantages to the move. No matter how hard Microsoft works, there will almost assuredly be a few bugs in Windows Phone 7 when its released, and what better way to test the OS than to get it in the hands of over 90,000 people that can easily report any problems? The employees will also be downloading apps and giving developers a boost in the process, meaning WP7 will be more attractive to devs of other platforms. Overall, the move seems like a definite win for Microsoft and its employees. So, who's going to be filling out a Microsoft job application in the near future?