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LIVE! with Kelly gives away Windows Phones

The Nokia Lumia 710 made an appearance at the Oscars. Courtesy of Kelly Ripa. The Windows Phone was taken backstage to snap photos and hob-nob with all the Hollywood hot-shots.

Kelly showed off the Lumia 710 on her Live! with Kelly morning show and as an added bonus gave each of her studio audience members a free 710. As if that wasn't enough, each audience member received a 6 month T-Mobile service plan.  Based on the reaction of the audience it appears they liked this Windows Phone promotion.  

Looks like another successful Windows Promotion that joins Ellen Degenre's HTC Radar giveaway event that took place last December.

source: LIVE! with Kelly (opens in new tab)

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

40 Comments
  • The reaction of the crowd was quite good. Glad to see Windows Phone getting around.
  • To be fair though the audience reaction is "managed" by the TV production crew and would be basically the same for any give-away. That said it is good to see Nokia out greasing some palms.
  • they can manage me .. as along as i get the phone ..... :)
  • Ha! Well put.
  • Knew someone had to tirar agua en nuestra fiesta. Pathetic comment
  • And...did you expect any better from a insecure ifanboy like yours truly Socal Brian?
  • They all love WPs and I think it's like season for WPs is coming so cheers!!! Amen
  • I think the better step is to get Windows to Verizon. They do that and people will migrate to it. JUST DO IT WINDOWS!!!!
  • Verizon also has to be willing to accept Windows Phones, which they currently don't seem to be.
  • I think we already know that they're either going to get the 900 later or just wait until a new Apollo phone comes out.
  • Well I how they finally get more then just one option of windows. I really don't want to go back to at&t. That company sucks.
  • How does it suck
  • A guy at Verizon said they might get 2 new onez
  • Finally something that's not the fckn iFad getting attention in the media.
  • JUST DO IT VERIZON!!!
  • This is great, I just wish it was an 810 or 900. I love my 710, but they should of had a hero phone on display for this.
  • None are out yet
  • This is a great promo. They often give away phones to techies but don't overlook the soccer mom audience. This group gets it, gets used to it, likes it. They start showing it off to their friends. Etcetera, etcetera. You've got a wave of mainstream people wanting the phone.
  • I completely agree. Targeting the soccer mom demographic makes perfect sense.
  • That's what I'm talking bout:D:D:D
  • Well played, Nokia/Microsoft.
  • Oh my!
    I am so happy for them. It makes me glad to see that so many middle aged women, become pumped for a Nokia WP7! Haha they are all like, " I am a 42 year old female and what is this?!" No but serious guys... I think its great.
  • Just have to get the phones in peoples hands. The crowd looks like they are aroud the 30-60 age group. Decision makers in their homes. Another great promo
  • That's one way to increase market share! Lol...
  • Unfortunatly i think the crowd is just pumped at getting either:
    a - something free
    b - smart phone ("That iphone phone")
    But i think this is great for WP, as someone esle said, they will show it to other people, and those will see it and will atleast have it in their mind the next time they upgrade. So good job nokia, can't wait for 900 to hit ATT... 
  • Everyone in Nor-Cal knows so cal lames are d-bags. #Humboldt
  • I'm just glad it wasn't Quantums they gave away or I'd have to go out and smash mine into a million bits. Kelly Ripa. Geezus Christ how lame. Even worse than Ellen. What's next, the view????
  • What the fck is your problem? Why do you like to shit on these articles
  • Now get the 900 on Ellen
  • No put it on opera lol
  • Why would you put it on opera? It'd probably be better to put it on Oprah...lol
  • What.. you're going me do the immature thing and say 'I'd like to Ripa.. Kelly?'
  • How many of them were happy cause they were getting something they could sell on eBay?
  • If I were to guess, only about 8% of that crowd knows how to use eBay.
  • Lmao
  • Sorry smarty-pants. I received the phone at the show yesterday. And I guess I am in the "8 %"....
  • So what?
  • That crowd size is what, about 200 people? If half of them, or thier kids like the experience that's a nice little positive word-of-mouth advertising for Microsft and Nokia and perhaps even T-Mo. It just has to get into the hands of people and let them determine if they enjoy the WP7 experience. I still get asked questions almost every time I use my phone in public and I'm happy to answer questions and help educate folks on WP7. Exposure is key and this should help. The more we all talk about it the better.
    It was also nice to have Kelly show how she used the device and how easy it was for her to use.
  • For the record, I was in yesterday's audience.. and am in the video above. The audience did not know about this and the reaction WAS NOT "managed" by crew. It was completely real. I am only 27 and probably will keep using my Galaxy S II droid, but regardless, I was excited and my response was genuine. What Kelly did not mention was we also each got a $230 giftcard, which again, was a surprise. Some people are such haters... geez
  • That's awesome! Why don't you want to use it, though?