Buy a Windows Phone 7, Get an Xbox 360 Game

Thinking about getting a Windows Phone 7? No? No idea what a Windows Phone 7 even is? Guess what — you’re the target market for Microsoft’s new phone promotion.

In the battle for smartphone operating system supremacy, Google and Apple might be duking it out, but Microsoft is totally in the picture, too. But in the background, off to the side, and much smaller. But in order to at least try to tap into its Xbox 360 customer base, the new promo will hand out Xbox 360 games along with the purchase of a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

The deal is only valid through AT&T and T-Mobile, and you can check it out here. Four games are available to snag along with your phone: Kinectimals, Kinect Joy Ride, Halo: Reach and Fable III. Both Reach and Fable are both available for $39.99 on, with the two Kinect titles parked at around $45 — which kind of torpedoes the whole “$60 value” bit of the promo, but hey, free is free.

And speaking of free — apparently any time you buy a Windows Phone 7 device, you get a second one free. So hell, maybe it is worth it to start looking into iPhone alternatives. You lose out on Infinity Blade, but apparently you get a lot of Xbox Live connectivity.

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