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BUILD 2012 attendees also receive free Lumia 920 from Nokia

Nokia popped its head on stage with Richard Kerris from the manufacturer who announced that each and every developer who attends today's BUILD event will walk away with a free Lumia 920 to incentivise further development on Windows Phone. 

Stay tuned for more news, or just plain giveaways.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

41 Comments
  • You utter, utter gits! Soooooo jealous!
  • Nice glad that at least you guys get one. Can't wait for the write ups and camera reviews!
  • Whaaaaaatttt
  • Wish I was there! Great that you guys will get some treats, you're worth it! :)
  • Better do a thorough review of the OS soon now!!
  • Sould be reviews aplenty from this. Good move. A better move would be send Ballmer in to kick AT&T in the ass, and get them shipping 920's to actual customers...
  • :( i want a free one too. They got a free surface, 100 gb skydrive and a 920
  • They also spent like $2,000 to go to that conference... you could have gotten that stuff too ;) Or you can just buy it all and save yourself several hundred $$
  • Indeed.
  • ...and since the media pay $0 for registration, they get zero for giveaways too.
  • So, when can we expect a review of 920?
  • Very jelly. Damn! :-)
  • Dear Lord
  • This is why Nokia lumia 920 is backordered in some country.
  • What the...
  • They got the unicorn phone!
  • We can't even buy the damn things and they given em away
  • OMG...HOW I WISH
  • Dang it, my mommy and daddy told me to go to school and get a degree... I should have listened....
  • Less to do with getting a degree and more to do with picking up the right book on coding and using the ludicrous amount of how to's on programming available on the internet. Most anyone who has the time, patience and reading ability can learn to program without paying for prerequisites. :-)
  • True, but eventually you will need some kind of paid prerequisites to satisfy most employers.
  • Companies have very little incentive to bring someone in with no education / training when there are LOADS of educated professionals eager to get in for an interview.  Considering the tough economies -- the job hunting scene is extremely competitive.
  • I guess my invite must have been lost in the mail...
  • Very jealous of the attendees. :|
  • Spoiled! Absolutely spoiled! Next they are gonna give you their first born child.
  • Oh yeah Baby! Exactly what I had hoped for!
  • Why not give everyone with a wp7 a wp8 of their choice not like they can't afford it
  • So glad I'm here! Can't pick up anything until 7pm though. :'(
  • will we be seeing some of these on eBay for $1000+?
  • I should have sign up for the conference... oh, well.
  • You wouldn't have had long to decide. I heard it sold out in a matter of a few hours.
  • It sold out in an hour - it usually does since every year they give away free stuff and there are plenty of devs out there who's company will pick up the tab.
  • Developers getting hooked up
  • I hope the developers use these goodies to code us some goodies. I'd REALLY like to see a simple video/slideshow editing app, by the way.
  • Good for them :)
  • no comment.....
  • I can't wait to see what all these developers will come out with, with all these incentives the marketplace will hopefully fill up quickly
  • I'm waiting on line for mine now. The second I make my first call, I'm canceling my Best Buy pre-order. Word is the phones are all black and they are unlocked multi-band tuned for all frequencies.
  • thats so cool man 
    I would love to have nokia lumia920
     
    gret website look guys , I would say Modern look
  • Jealousy doesn't even begin to describe what I feel
  • Had this factory unlocked phone from Nokia been for sale on their websites, they would have sold tons of them already. They choose to go exclusive with Rogers and AT&T instead, what the hell are they thinking?
    Nokia, take some lessons from Samsung and Apple and sell all your phones carrier free factory unlocked, the only way from there is up!