Microsoft Employees to get a Windows Phone 7

Not only developers are getting a free Windows Phone 7, the 90,000 Microsoft employees world-wide probably will too! Only, unlike the developers who are receiving their devices as we speak, they will receive their Windows Phone 7 devices when launched in their market.

Andy Lees, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communication Business, made this announcement Wednesday in Atlanta at the Microsoft Global Experience (MGX) conference. The Microsofties sure are happy with that. Understandably, they will have to pay for the wireless service themselves. And hey, if it brings down the usage of that other popular phone then Microsoft executives will be happy again too! Let’s just hope this gesture will make Windows Phone 7 a success, not a disaster like KIN.

Update: gizmodo got hold of an internal email from Andy Lees