A quick look at the Xbox 360's Windows Phone Theme featuring the Lumia 900

Although some users complain that Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T aren’t doing enough for the Lumia 900, we can say we do like the presence of the flagship phone on our Xbox 360.

Many of you have noticed the occasional Windows Phone ad the pops up in one of the Xbox 360’s Home screen Tiles. When you click on it, you’re greeted with the image, which you see above, promoting the Lumia 900. What’s more, if you click on it and follow the directions, you can download and unlock a free Lumia 900 theme and Gamer Pic.

The Xbox 360 Windows Phone Theme feat. the Lumia 900

The theme is fairly basic—white with a Lumia 900 dropping in the background and “Windows Phone” emblazoned—but it’s effective and we like it quite a lot. The Gamer Pic is a lot more basic with just a black box and “Windows Phone” being displayed. At least it sticks out.

Combined with some of those free Windows Phone avatar props, our Xbox 360 is all about the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone, which is a pretty neat combo. Not bad Microsoft, not bad at all. As to how you can get these freebies, you'll just have to check your Xbox 360 and grab it when you see it (US residents only since it's an AT&T tie in).

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • I wish HTC put out more exclusive things. *sigh*
  • As long as u support HTC then that's all that matters :)
  • That's been my Xbox background for a while now lol represent :D
  • Dan. How do u have 16 Microsoft points lol that's odd
  • lol, no idea.
  • I received a gamerscore of 3 many years ago, so my score is always off.
  • He is talking about Microsoft Points (Microsoft's virtual currency to buy stuff), not Xbox Live gamerscore.
  • I gota get some new themes for my 360, I'm on it amost every day.....
  • You must not be playing many 360 and WP games cuz my GS is pushing 6000
  • Yeah, that's it. Or maybe I  just prefer indie arcade games.
  • pfft 6000 isn't much... I have 13,000+ and I consider that fairly low. I am a completionist though, so some games are 1000+ points individually.
  • 6000 is alot after a year and considering that I don't have many games.
  • Pushing 31k lol :)
  • Unfortunate about the 900. AT&T is a terrible provider and only a masochist would use them. I would have gotten the 900 if it was provided on a different carrier. Should it come to my current carrier I will give it a pass for having recently purchased a 710 for the interim till WP8.
  • So you're not on ATT and you call it terrible? On what basis, hearsay? I've had ATT for over 15 years and rarely a hitch. Would I like faster updates? Sure, but that's really small compared to service quality and satisfaction.
  • My gamer tag is demonboydante check out my avatar
  • I have never seen Windows Phone advertised on my Xbox. Not surprising as I haven't seen any advertising in Toronto either. Other than walking in a Telus store you wouldn't even know WP existed.
  • You can also search for Lumia 900 in the Bing search on Xbox to find it. :-)