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What do you think of the new Windows phone ad?

Asked by gailcalled (54512points) October 12th, 2010

Finally, an imaginative and appropriate piece of advertising. This might convince even me to buy a new cell phone. Who says that there are no new ideas? Look at this

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syz's avatar

I see what they’re going for, but all I can think after seeing it is “How’s a new phone supposed to fix that? Won’t it just be more of the same?”

I’d love to be able to throw a baseball at the head of rude, phone-obsessed people!

wundayatta's avatar

Interesting.

That’s all I got to say.

Austinlad's avatar

I write ads, so I tend to be skeptical about any product living up to its advertising—especially in this case when its designed to wash the bad taste of previous MS-enabled mobile phones out of our consciousness.

Personally, I think the world needs fewer mobile phone brands, styles, platforms, etc., not more, so I don’t plan to even look at these phones. I love my iPhone 4.

Nullo's avatar

Clever. The ad addresses the now-known issues with constant connectivity, in a novel twist. Not, “Has 10k features that you can use simultaneously!” Especially considering Windows’ reputation as a business tool, as the smart phones were originally supposed to be.

Will the product meet expectations? With the OS be worth anything? Time will tell.

Austinlad's avatar

I like its concept because it connects with my feelings about the insane ubiquity of cell phones. The irony, of course, is that it’s pushing more cell phone use, not less.

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