Andy Samberg the latest celeb to do a Windows Phone ad
0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2012, 19:07 posted on
Microsoft has been sparing no expense recently in marketing Windows Phone. First, we saw commercials starring celebrities Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani, but in the new spot, Microsoft has moved away from the ladies and brought in comedian Andy Samberg to show off his Windows Phone. The ad is definitely funny, as you would expect from Mr. Samberg, but there are a couple oddities in it as well...
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1. GoBears (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Well if they really want sales they should get the 920 to Verizon asap and stop monkeying around with stupid commercials.
8. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
The foot video would have been better on the 920 with its OIS. Just sayin'.
10. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
This video was SO NOT funny,
Now kill me because of it
2. shinywindow (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Agreed. They need to saturate the market with these things or they are doomed. The exclusive contract thing with att may have worked for iturd in 2007 but things are totally different now. Smart phones are everywhere and progressing rapidly. You snooze. You lose. Plain and simple. Which ironically is what windows is supposed to be all about. Maybe they should tell their marketing dept that.
3. fins71 (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Andy who? Asks everyone everywhere. I know who Jessica and Gwen are because they are celebrities.
9. Hemlocke (unregistered)
He used Peregrine to tweet that he just had sex.
6. joey_sfb (Posts: 3534; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Should use the money to lower their price for the surface and reward user with free game and apps.
13. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
If the iPhone can get away with bragging about "noise cancellation microphones", then WP can exaggerate Word a little.
Not sure why all the negative comments on this ad. It wasn't hilarious, but everyone under 30 knows Mr. Sandberg and the ad will play well to his fans.
As to all the exclusive 920 slams in the comments above me: Point conceded. While I am sure HTC thanks Nokia and AT&T for their cooperation, customers interested in WP lose out. Kinda stupid.
16. stychill (unregistered)
know him for what?
17. stychill (unregistered)
because they have a windows phone?