Microsoft REALLY wants Windows Phone 7 to catch on. So much so, they're bringing Christmas a bit early this year and giving all 89,000 employees Windows Phone 7 devices. Now whether the company's going to foot the bills for data plans is a whole different question (we doubt it).

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“Every Microsoft employee will be getting a Windows Phone 7 phone,” says Guy Gilbert, a Windows Phone executive. To get into the Windows Phone 7 spirit, Microsoft employees supposedly hide their iPhones when Steve Ballmer is around. They also held a 'funeral' for the iPhone a few months ago.

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