Microsoft Sends Lucky Windows Insiders Lumia 950, Display Dock To Provide Critical Continuum Feedback

Being an "Insider" for one of Microsoft's various products and services is already a rewarding experience -- you get early access to whatever Microsoft's cooking up and can help shape how it turns out through your feedback. It's a win-win situation, and to show its appreciation to those who provided a lot of feedback on Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft is rewarding its most active Insider participants with one of its new flagship Lumia handsets, plus a some extras.

Microsoft is taking its Windows 10 Mobile Insider program to the hardware level and it's bringing along some participants for the ride. Those chosen can select between a Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL (check out Marco's Lumia 950 review here), which Microsoft will send free of charge. The bundle will also include Microsoft's Display Dock and an Actiontec wireless adapter.

Microsoft Display Dock

Those chosen will receive a letter from Microsoft.

"Congratulations! Based on your active participation in the Windows Insider Program and response to the survey you recently submitted, you've been selected to receive hardware to use as part of the Windows Insider Program to provide feedback that helps shape the future of Windows 10 Mobile," Microsoft states in its letter.

It's not clear what kind of activity level Microsoft was looking for, though a Reddit user who posted a copy of the letter he received said he was "pretty active" and that he submitted "a least a few dozen direct feedback things, both problems and suggestions."

Windows 10 Mobile became official with the launch of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, though it still hasn't been released in standalone form for other handsets. There's a lot riding on the success of Windows 10 Mobile, so it's no surprise that Microsoft would choose to incentivize its most active feedback contributors.

Microsoft seems particularly interested in how users view Continuum, a standout feature of Windows 10 Mobile that allows apps to be used in a desktop-like environment on their PCs.