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Love Windows Phone? Show it with your Xbox Avatar and three new Windows Phone props.

WP Central

You've asked for it and now you'll get it.  In the continued push by Nokia and Microsoft of the outstanding Lumia line of Windows Phone, new Xbox Avatar props have been created. What's more, they're free.

The props were noticed by the site Xbox Avatar Gear and come in three flavors:

  • Nokia Windows Phone Longboard
  • Windows Phone #1 foam finger
  • I <3 Windows Phone shirt

So how do you get one? Simple, you just sign up for the Windows Phone Insider Newsletter. That's it.  Once you do so, you'll receive an email with your Redeem Code which you can then enter at Xbox.com. We did it and managed to grab a Longboard which is pretty snazzy.

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This isn't the first time we've seen Windows Phone Xbox props before. Back in June 2011 we saw a prop for US users that was simply a Windows Phone device that your avatar held in his hand and tossed around. There was also a limited edition Beards n Beaks one which was quite amusing.

However this new offer looks to be a much more widely available which is a good thing. Show off to your friends and share the Windows Phone love. Go grab it now.

Source: Xbox Avatar Gear, Windows Phone Insider Newsletter Thanks, Lucas L., for the tip!

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Antwan3k says:

I wish I could get my hands on that Windows Phone device prop..

tanderson says:

It is a default prop in Mango.  Let your avatar sit for awhile and he'll (she'll) start playing with the phone.

CJ Thunder says:

Is there a way to permanently have it?

tbonenga says:

EBay / Xbox code. Usually about .99

CJ Thunder says:

Well that's silly.

MadSci2 says:

Tried to sign up from mu Lumia 900 but when I get to the Windows Phone page on Explorer all I get is the spinning dots 'o death!
Not really a good foot forwards MSoft.

FacilisDK says:

I also ended up with the spinning dots 'o death :(

I wad able to complete it from my 900, no problem.

Nakazul says:

Show the site in IE with "Desktop" mode.

DaSchnee says:

Also got the long board

wetworker says:

Still waiting for my code.

agm353 says:

Just got my Nokia WP longboard!

RawrrSavior says:

I got the Longboard as well, thanks :)
Must...Have....All...

wideawakezzz says:

Grrrr - code received, when I try to purchase prop "Not available in my region"   UK

Codesmith says:

Same thing here, only Longboard available and ultimately it will say "not available in your Region" (US) I'd rather have other Props, anyone else have a solution> :)

Weird, It is available in UK.

wideawakezzz says:

You are in the Uk? Interesting. What handset do you have?

nizzon says:

I got the same message. But log in to your account and look at your avatar edit page and you will have it in props.

blackprince says:

How do you get one of those t-shirts for real?

slinky826 says:

Is the longboard the only thing they're giving out right now? Seems to be the only thing people are getting. Unless the others are rare.

Miguels181 says:

MehDoh app just updated to 2.0!!! 

adriel623 says:

This is sweet! Here's my avatar in action (GIF) http://twitpic.com/9ncamu

adriel623 says:

Why doesn't WPCentral support embedded images btw?

Ticomfreak says:

What if you already signed up earlier?

Cyruss1989 says:

I even got the shirt irl ;)

Zebrasqual says:

got the shirt ? how ?

Cyruss1989 says:

A Microsoft WP7 dev event.

OMG55 says:

This should be what MS implements on there lock screen....gifs with action

nizzon says:

That would be pretty cool indeed.

thrmacho says:

your batteary will be empty in few hours, this is not just a gif file, it's required CPU a lot. :(

nizzon says:

I have been thinking about buying a longboard IRL for a few weeks now, just got the prop, I guess its a sign. :D

TechAbstract says:

Everyone got the same code?
43972-QQGCM-QJJ7P-PKC9H-DVQYZ

Hoekie says:

Nope. I got a different code. Riding my Nokia Longboard now.
As a boarder and WP7 enthousiast it fits me well :)

wetworker says:

I just got my board, The next prop will be a windows 8 tablet.

DeviousD says:

Not working spinning dots.

Idelgado782 says:

what happens if you were already signed up for the newletter?? Will they give curent subscirbers a code too? 

Sarang68 says:

My question exactly? I don't think so.

siddharaj says:

Is dis available for my samsung omnia w ? Anybody can tell me plzzz

Nakazul says:

Yes, have you tryed setting your webb browser in phone to desktop mode? I needed to it on my phone.

thrmacho says:

not available in India :(
 
NOTE: got it :)
 
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/lmorne5ezf0g8vl/nokia_xbox.png
 
But how to get it on WIndows Phone?

thrmacho says:

Now:
Your single-use code is:  We're sorry, this offer has ended.

evilrobot says:

Same here, that's stupid.  You'd think they'd want to have as many people as possible advertising WP7 for them for free...  now how do I unsubscribe from this stupid newsletter - what a waste of time.

ETjon says:

What the heck?! I just did it and got the email for the promo, but when I went to the link it was not a website, just a bunch of text that seemed to describe a web page. So I went to my phone's settings and changed it to show desktop version instead of mobile, and refreshed the page. Then it shows the web page, but in the place of the code it says "We're sorry, this offer has ended.".... What the heck?? >:(

kidjenius says:

i got my longboard a few hours ago. siiiick

kravex says:

Your single-use code is: We're sorry, this offer has ended.
 
:-(

Sicarius123 says:

Yay. Just signed up to a spammy newsletter to get "sorry this offer has expired" when I clicked the link in the email.
God damn.

TechsUK says:

UK: Expired
gutted.

Rug says:

Everyone in marketing at Microsoft should be fired. Why make the WP prop hard to get or dumb?! They don't understand how to leverage passion for their products. Last time I was at teched they had dumb mug and a dumber hat for WP (so dumb I couldn't talk myself into getting them) but the had about 30 different things for Bing, something that nobody cares about.

franky5292 says:

I managed to get the long board :)

schlubadub says:

Same :) I think that was the only one on offer

falconx#WP says:

Your single-use code is: We're sorry, this offer has ended.
F*CK YOU MS. This is as stupid as annoying

za_mhz says:

argh!! why would one be able to go through all the steps, and then be told here's your code.........NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i was stoked to put some nokia swag on my avatar.

DiGzNY says:

This is BS, why not tell me the offer is expired BEFORE I ***ing sign up...  I'm always sticking up for Microsoft but with BS like this how can I really. I understand its a promo but really, tell me afterwards there is no prize. FU Microsoft.

DavidinCT says:

I dont need to ride a skateboard, I got int when WP7 first came out. They had a promo to give your avatar a WP7 device. So mine pops it out an plays with it all the time....

wsantosf says:

"as a special thanks" ... "click below for a promo code" - already expired? Why even send the email then?

MastrMeatWad says:

It expired??? in what a day or two?!  BTW, would have liked the WP7 Suit!  As a wp7 user we should be given one of these for free advertising! ;)
 
DO IT MS!

ETjon says:

WPcentral why aren't you giving this article an update? It's not available anymore! And maybe you could put in a word to windows that what they just pulled was BS.

Gemini Ace says:

"Your single-use code is:  We're sorry, this offer has ended."
WTF? I saw this yesterday, tried to sign up, never got an e-mail.  Then signed up today, got two e-mails, and neither one works.  
 
I call shenanigans!

techSage says:

Microsoft has responded on their Windows Phone Blog:
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/05/21/on-xbox-avatars-and-stolen-skateboards.aspx
Still would like to know why those that were already subscribed to the newsletter weren't invited. Way to reward your loyal fans.