Microsoft Taiwan launches interactive Metro site for Mango contest

Yesterday we reported that Microsoft Taiwan may be getting ready to release Windows Phone Mango--either an update or new devices. Instead, it turns out to be a promotion...a pretty cool promotion at that. The site you see above is a bunch of Tiles with photos from Facebook users who've uploaded their pics to the site. In turn, they're entered in a contest to win a Mango phone, which we have to admit is pretty clever. It joins the unique KDDI/Facebook People Hub generator site we saw earlier.

Even more clever is how on the site you can grab the screen and scroll around. We even like how the tiles switch with sideways animation---which raises the question, could Microsoft add sideways tile animation to display even more info?

Take a look at the site:

Thanks, @JohnnieXu, for the tip and translation!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.