I think that the new nokia and a surface pro 2 will be too expensive, probably they will give away a surface 2 or a surface mini
No it is not expensive.
The Samsung prototype at Build 2012 cost them 4.000 $ each
Build 2013 : Surface pro + type covert (1300 $ at the time, Acer tablet : 350 $, 1 year adobe subscription : 650 $, without little things like usb, skydrive etc, it's already 2300 $
@0flop0: Yes, Acadamic tickets have the same giveaway as the full tickets, I had just ask for help from build team last week
Big ad for Dell Venue 8 Pro outside Moscone, hmmm...
Dont get excited... we got a t-shirt today... so either MS are playing a big April fool on us and they'll give out the big stuff when it opens....
wont get there till 2am on Tuesday. stuck in newark nj. flight wont take off due to bad weather. hopefully, the giveaways arent a dud as the weather ::@
A stupid and low quality t-shirt with strange smelling
We were stuck in Dallas for 6 hours
I believe they do the giveaways after the opening keynote, as the developers are told about them during the keynote. Gotta get dat applause.
When did MS give developers giveaway last year at Build 2013? During the register or after keynote?
An Xbox, seriously?!? WTF!!! A phone would have been more useful!!!
Yeah, as much as would have love to have one, as I am on a company ticket, I now have to declare it and give it to the company for them to raffle/auction off for charity.
I think it's because WP 8.1 just isn't done yet.
I would think, as is often the case, students can get a lot more than just the average Joe. Limitations are usually employee related or for the otherwise already involved/connected.
Pity they couldn't give away a Nokia 930, even a 630 would have been fine. Instead, an Xbox that will be a pain to transport can't be used in my country without a bulky voltage converter.
I'm a bit miffed, appreciate the gift card though.
Don't know if they're doing this for all countries, but UK attendees have been provided with a code that we can use in our local Microsoft webstore so we get the correct version of the xbox for our market and don't have to carry it home. I guess they can only do that for countries where they have the local infrastructure to deliver it though.
If you have neither a Microsoft Store in your home country nor the Xbox One (because it hasn't launched in your region yet,) you got two $500 gift cards. Not bad.
The MS store in San Fran are doing a bundle deal for a 64g Surface 2 with membrane keyboard for $500 (walk away) price for build attendees so that's a good use of the gift card... plus you get another $50 gift card
Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to continue the conversation, please create a new thread in our Forums, or Contact Us and let us know.