Hollywood starlets come out for Microsoft's All Access Holiday Party
Speaking of Olivia Munn, her comment on Windows Phone 8? "It was like love at first swipe." Emma Roberts was spotted walking around with a Microsoft Surface RT with a pink Touch Cover. It was a great way for Microsoft to show that its new mobile devices are suitable for the fairer sex and aren't made just for men. Roberts was so excited about her tablet that she said that she is ordering a few to give out as gifts for the holiday.
source: AccessHollywood via WMPoweruser
2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 997; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
They can pay off stars but they can't pay off real users.
6. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
PSY for all age fans.
Justin only for girl and make windows image look bad
4. networkdood (Posts: 5512; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
If you buy tech based upon what celeb uses it or endorses it, then that is just plain sad.
11. Slammer (Posts: 816; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Agreed. This is an industry that morally can't hold down marriages or relationships yet can publically announce affairs, drug abuse and over zealous liquor consumption as a way to business market their notoriety. Whether it be using Apple, Android, Windows Etc, this is the least area of viewable sources that I would base my purchase desision on.
22. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Agreed, but people like having what "famous" people have. These are low-key celebrities (starlets is accurate). It isn't new. I remember as a teen when "Friends" was on, some people would clamor for the stuff they had seen on the show, and the practice has continued since.
5. JunitoNH (Posts: 756; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Maybe I don't watch enough Tv, but didn't recognized a single name.
12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I don't watch too much of the idiot box...but i know who's who. You atleast ought to know Emma Roberts.
16. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
what!!! You never heard of Olivia munn!! That's a shame haha
23. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Not sure who Emma Roberts is, but Rossum was the leading lady in the 2004 movie version of "Phantom of the Opera", and I knew of Munn from G4, as the article stated.
*edit* I liked her up. Haven't seen any if her stuff but she is cute enough. However, she is my baby sister's age, so that is an instant turn-off
7. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
MS needs to can their marketing team and or the plug agency they are using. Using celebrities who do not know a can of chili from a sack of beans is laughable. The android malware smear campaign backfired and ended up being a burning ring of fire. If you want to be cheap form street teams it operates for free. I am willing to be in a street team in the San Francisco Bayarea promoting WP8. Your Bevis and Butthead market approach has failed on all front.
9. networkdood (Posts: 5512; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
whoa...wasn't there another article to read after this one?
24. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
There are a lot of articles here vanishing here in PA as of late. Maybe they can shed light about this. Michael H? Anyone?
13. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
considering how many kids at the jr high i'm at have smart phones, i think this is a descent promo. maybe not the right demographic imo, but ms is trying to break out of its corporate shell bit by bit
14. networkdood (Posts: 5512; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
High school kids are more impressionable....
19. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
tell me abou it, i visit my wife at her high school and it feels like i'm in a samsung commercial
20. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
God knows samsung/google would never do anything like this. Oh wait..
21. odin09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
It is pretty sad to choose a phone based on a celebrity endorsement but... It is just as pathetic to just buy an iphone because everybody else has one!
26. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 257; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
On your first point I agree. As for your second point, it may not be as pathetic as you think. For any phone to catch on in a big way it needs to be a good product - mediocrity doesn't fly for long in the consumer space. So if you're shopping for a phone, picking the one that everyone else has can be a safe bet.
27. antifanboy14 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I agree, man! They need to do a lot more to convince the people that actually put money in their pockets.