Microsoft recently released the new Mango version of Windows Phone 7 and they’re going all out to let people know about it. They’re throwing launch parties in big cities all over the country. Foursquare users are in for a real treat at each one: a new “I Love Windows Phone” badge.
The first launch party fires up in New York today. They’ve built a huge â€” six stories tall â€” Windows Phone in Herald Square (check out the time lapse video after the jump; the foursquare logo makes a few cameos during the tests) to show off the “live tiles.” Far East Movement will be throwing a free concert there at noon today (in the music tile). Other events will be going on all day at the huge phone.
You’ll also be able to find a Windows Phone event at the Altman tonight from 6-9 (register here).
To unlock “I Love Windows Phone” badge at the events, you’ll need to follow Windows Phone on foursquare. They’ll be handing out free swag to users who show their badges (while supplies last, of course).
There are more launch parties scheduled for Chicago, Dallas, Santa Monica and San Francisco plus “Inner Circle” events later in the week in Miami, DC, San Diego, Denver, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, and Baltimore.
Will you be attending a Windows Phone event in your city? What do you think of the badge?