Microsoft isn’t just giving all their employees WP7 phones, they’re also extending them to the lowly interns, bearers of the grunt work for the mammoth company. Apparently, at an “intern talk”, Ballmer was asked by one of the companies underlings if they would also be getting the freebie devices. “Recruiting doesn’t have the budget, but I do. So, Yes!” Ballmer replied.
While that’s a pretty sweet bonus — especially for an intern — there is a catch. Microsoft is expecting employees who get free devices to put some spare time into coding apps, to help build up their marketplace, and to evangelize the device whenever possible.