Tomorrow, April 9th, is the kick off of the Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T (most stores were closed today for the holiday) and as expected, Microsoft will be having their own promotional events coinciding with in-store availability of the new flagship Windows Phone. This of course follows Friday's kick off party in Times Square with superstar Nicki Minaj.
We reported on the freetimemachine.com website a few days ago and although details were scarce it was clear that it was some type of contest for the Lumia 900. Now that we're closer to the the 9th we have more information regarding the event. Besides the online portion (we expect the website to change over tomorrow), Microsoft and Nokia will be hosting events in three cities between 8am and 6pm:
New York City
- Bryant Park (6th Ave between 40th & 42nd)
- Madison Square Park (23rd & Madison)
- John Hancock Plaza (E. Chestnut & N. Michigan Ave)
- Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave)
- Union Square (Post Street & Powell Street)
What's more, we know that Kourtney Kardashian will be on hand from 11:30 to 12:30pm at the Bryant Park location in Manhattan. So if you're a fan, you'll, umm...want to be there.
So what to expect? From a Fox 5 News story on the events there will be "...several Free-Time Machines, or FTMs, for consumers that will be distributing priceless "free time" vouchers in the form of coupons, gifts certificates, and other items from 8 am-6 pm."
Sounds interesting. We'll try to be there to catch some of the event (no guarantees on the Kardashian angle though, we're not that crazy).
Update: In Chicago's Pioneer Court, famed local chef Stephanie Izard will be on hand for the event and in San Francisco, you can expect the 49ers tight-end Vernon Davis. Thanks, Stephen M., for the info!
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Gonna try and be at Bryant Park by 7:50am. Maybe I'll get lucky and win a Lumia 900
"What's more, we know that Kourtney Kardashian will be on hand from 11:30 to 12:30pm at the Bryant Park location in Manhattan. So if you're a fan, you'll, umm...want to be there." I lol'd :D.
I can't wait to get my hands on the white lumia 900!
I'll be sure to hit up the one in chi town
I'll probably be at the Bryant Park location, early in the AM as I work right across the street from BP. I'll try to be there around the same time Karelj. Same me a spot in line... ha.
Kourtney Kardashian I don't really care about. What's important is seeing and winning nokia lumia 900 windows phone. Microsoft always have great events. Apple or Android can't even have events like this. Shows you why windows phone is such a awesome smartphone. I went to ATT store and seen many many many buying nokia lumia 900 shows how people are finally seeing power of the windows phone 7.5 is. Also what's interesting salespeople are now showing and demoing the nokia lumia 900. Love it.
Spot on mate, I've grown tired of trying to show off windows phone. How do people not realize iOS is just an app list and WP is so much more. The slow uptake has me baffled. I hope Microsoft, Nokia and at&t can show people the way.
I would only be interested if she were single...I'm using Bing and Twitter to verify this on my WP now. =P
Off to Union Square tomorrow, may the best player win :P
Dammit! I'M WORKING!! >:0(
All we need now is competitive pricing in the market place
Saw them setting up earlier today in Madison square park. Wondering if I should try and go back over now to be early or risk and go later...
I ACTUALLY WON THE NOKIA LUMIA 900 FROM THE BRYANT BARK LOCATION!!! AND FREE SERVICE, I JUST CHOSE THE WILD CARD TILE
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