Hollywood starlets come out for Microsoft's All Access Holiday Party
0. phoneArena posted on 08 Dec 2012, 08:41
A number of Hollywood starlets came out to celebrate at Microsoft's All Access Holiday Party and got to try Windows Phone 8 models, Microsoft Surface RT tablets and other assorted Microsoft products; the girls seemed to know their way around WP8 suggesting that they were coached in advance...
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2. fanboy1974 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 10:28 10 0
They can pay off stars but they can't pay off real users.
6. RapidCat posted on 08 Dec 2012, 13:02 3 1
PSY for all age fans.
Justin only for girl and make windows image look bad
4. networkdood posted on 08 Dec 2012, 12:09 8 0
If you buy tech based upon what celeb uses it or endorses it, then that is just plain sad.
11. Slammer posted on 08 Dec 2012, 14:44 1 0
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- posted on 08 Dec 2012, 20:12 0 1
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 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 13:02 5 0
Maybe I don't watch enough Tv, but didn't recognized a single name.
12. Nathan_ingx posted on 08 Dec 2012, 15:20 0 3
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 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 17:31 0 3
what!!! You never heard of Olivia munn!! That's a shame haha
23. -box- posted on 08 Dec 2012, 20:15 0 1
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 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 13:27 0 0
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 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 13:50 1 0
whoa...wasn't there another article to read after this one?
24. jed27 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 20:18 0 0
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 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 16:10 0 0
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
19. nyamo posted on 08 Dec 2012, 18:48 0 0
tell me abou it, i visit my wife at her high school and it feels like i'm in a samsung commercial
20. Edmund posted on 08 Dec 2012, 19:29 1 0
God knows samsung/google would never do anything like this. Oh wait..
21. odin09 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 19:32 1 0
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 posted on 08 Dec 2012, 23:04 0 0
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 posted on 09 Dec 2012, 23:26 0 0
I agree, man! They need to do a lot more to convince the people that actually put money in their pockets.