Everyone likes contests and Microsoft has kicked off a Twitter contest today full of some attractive prizes that includes a new Windows Phone.
You can find the official contest information and details here at the Windows Team Blog but in a nutshell, here's what we've got.
The contest or sweepstakes begins on October 27, 2011 at 12:01am PT and ends 11:59pm PT on November 7, 2011. This is the Entry Period. Within the Entry Period there will be eight Weekday Prize Periods (Monday-Friday only) that begins at 12:01am PT and ends at 11:59pm PT.
During each Weekday Prize Period a new "word of the day" will be posted at @windowsphone over on Twitter. To enter the contest you'll need to be following @windowsphone and tweet a message to @windowsphone that includes the "word of the day" and include the hashtag #wpword. Entries are limited to one entry per person and Twitter handle per weekday prize period. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries for that day. Non-winning entries will not be carried forward to the next prize.
Now... here are the prizes.
October 27 and 28: Windows Phone branded t-shirt, one month Xbox Live Gold subscription, and a Windows Phone Sticker.
October 31 and November 1,2,3,4,7: Windows Phone branded t-shirt, one month Xbox Live Gold subscription, a three month Zune Pass subscription and a Windows Phone Sticker.