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Win a Windows Phone 7 device in our photo caption competition, live on the blog for one day only!


So here it is, our second Windows Phone 7 caption competition. You have until 10pm tonight (Friday 29th) to harness all your creative powers and send us your caption for this photo of Chief Evangelist, Marc Holmes, enjoying a retro moment (and let’s not even mention that shirt).

Post your hilarious efforts to the blog along with your Twitter ID or email address, and if your caption makes us laugh the hardest, you’ll bag yourself a much coveted Windows Phone 7 device. As usual, don’t even think about cracking a smile until you’ve read the terms and conditions below. We’ll contact the winner on Monday.

Good luck!


Windows Phone 7 Caption Competition Terms and Conditions

1. ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to UK residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

2. TO ENTER: To enter post your photo caption for the featured photo in the UK MSDN Blog comments box. The person submitting the funniest caption, as selected by three judges, will win a Windows Phone 7 device. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Incomplete, damaged, defaced or illegible entries may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Microsoft.  Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

3. TIMING: This competition runs from 7am GMT 29 October The closing date of this competition is 10pm GMT 29 October 2010.  Completed entries must reach Microsoft no later than the closing date.

4. USE OF DATA: Personal data which you provide when you enter this competition will not be used for future Microsoft UK marketing activity.

5. SELECTION OF WINNER: Three judges will select their favourite single caption from all the entries and the winner will be notified by email on 1 November 2010 by 5pm. The winners may be required to become involved in further publicity or advertising.

6. PRIZE: The prize is one Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7 device with an estimated retail price of £400.00. Prize as stated and non-transferable.  No cash or other alternatives available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  The prize will be dispatched within two months of the competition’s closing date. Prize may be considered a taxable benefit and the winner will be directly responsible for accounting for any tax liability arising on their prize.

7. WINNERS LIST: The winner consents to their surname being made publicly available. The winner’s surname will be available for a period of 3 weeks after the closing date by emailing

8. OTHER: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final.  Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.

9. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion.  Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud.

  • That was one hell of a night, last night!!  But I have the strange feeling that I've forgotten something?? @KevRitchie

  • @shivam: Time to throw away the big , fat ,heavy laptop now only need my tiny windows 7 phone

  • No - I keep telling you that you don't need a mouse to use Windows Phone 7!


  • "Look, Mom, no hands"; Marc demonstrates just how easy Windows Phone 7 is to operate. @danstuken

  • After it was revealed that Disney's Pixar uses MS Azure, Steve Jobs wanted to use Minnie Mouse to play down MS's mobile computing technologies, however Minnie Mouse loved her WP7 too much, so Steve had to find a stand-in.

  • "Can I run Windows Phone 7 on these?"

    Twitter: @timacheson

    Thanks for this opportunity to get my hands on the physical manifestation of the most exciting to happen to mobile devices for several years!! :)

  • I have been to Microsoft reading twice in the past week and I got was this lousy IPAQ and this old Compaq notepad.  If only I had a WP7 my life would be complete...


  • "and on the third day, the great goddess Minnie said thoust laptop and iPaq are an abomination and created the Windows Phone 7, and everyone saw that it was good..."

  • "Oh no, not again! Ok, ok, plan - wave these antiques around madly and they won't even notice the shirt!"


  • Mark was coping with being the subject of human Buckaroo in the office until someone dragged through a Surface table...


  • Minnie just could not work out how they could fit an entire cloud on to such small devices.


  • What!? Take 2 old devices into the boardroom?  I think youre taking the Mickey. I'd rather use Windows Phone 7!

  • Twitter: @nicbedford

    "Mouth opperated stylus and Minnie ears, Windows Phone 7 with built in Kinnect"

  • What do you mean? I dont need a stylus - I thought this was a windows phone.  Damm you Mickeysoft looks like I will use my old stylus's as stylist toothpicks!

  • When they asked me to do a demo with a Minnie, I thought they meant a Mac!


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