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April 9, 2012

Recap: They came, they saw, they saved time with Windows Phone

Our Free-Time Machine events across the country celebrating AT&T’s launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II drew big crowds and lots of news cameras today. We also gave away a ton of cool prizes, had fun with celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, and showed people how Windows Phone saves time by finishing everyday tasks faster. (Speaking of quick: The Lumia 900 rocketed to the top of’s best seller list this morning—and hasn’t budged all day.)

Here’s a quick recap—and a couple fun videos—of what went down. We’ve also posted a bunch more shots on Facebook. And if you couldn’t make it to today’s launch events, remember that we’ll be giving away 200,000 instant prizes and a trip for four to Hawaii on our Free-Time Machine website through May 31.

New York

Launch day fun kicked off in New York with Kourtney Kardashian, who appeared on Fox & Friends and Good Day New York to show off her new Lumia 900 and favorite features like easy picture sharing and fast Facebook and Twitter updating. After a quick tweet to her 5.7 million followers, she jetted over to Bryant Park and one of the Free-Time Machines we set up. Wait until you see what happened next.


In the Windy City, crowds gathered at Pioneer Court and Hancock Plaza to meet Top Chef 4 winner Stephanie Izard and try their luck on a Free-Time Machine. One time-starved (or just starved) winner won a home-cooked meal by Izard, a James Beard Award nominee. Yum.

San Francisco

In San Francisco, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis worked the crowds in Union Square, signing autographs, and showing off his dance moves. Although his footwork couldn’t compete with the 49ers fanatic who won lunch with him. Take a look.