Microsoft teases something big in NYC next Monday for Windows Phone

Next Monday is a big day. First off, there's a mini-press event which we'll be going to, meeting with Microsoft's Andy Lees and Joe Belfiore. Segueing into that is this publicity stunt that Microsoft is evidently doing but not revealing too much about just yet:

"If you live in or around New York City, you might want to find an excuse to wander past Herald Square sometime during the day next Monday—noon would be an especially good time—for a fun surprise we’re putting together. All I can say is we’re bringing Windows Phone to life in a big, big, way. Curious? Stay tuned…."

We think we actually know from an insider what (some) of it involves: If you're familiar with Herald Square, there's a certain historically relevant area that is known for, ahem, displays nearby. Hint, hint...

Well anyways, we'll be there all day covering the event, so don't worry--you'll get some photos and video if needed. And don't forget that night is the Windows Phone party where you can get some drinks, food, see a band and play with some new Winodws Phone hardware. We'll see you there as well.

Source: Windows Phone Blog

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, 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 for some reason, watches. 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.

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  • I'm waiting for news from this event before buying the Focus S on Monday, just in case Microsoft/Sammy has any new promo I can take advantage of, so please update us on the event in real time if possible.
  • Me thinks it's the Titan featuring Beats Audio. :)
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  • This is going to sound outlandish, but I'm Hoping for may a big 3 reveal...HTC,Nokia,Samsung. bringing forward the triple-crown and that for some ourageous reason, a Nokia will make a surprise appearence so I can get it instead of the Focus S. Again, I stressed outlandish!!!
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  • A big inflatable Titan? lol
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