Microsoft intros Windows 'Foam' 7, the arch-nemesis of Android's robot
Microsoft used the event to showcase their new Windows Phone 7 character, also know as 'Windows Foam 7'. As part of a viral campaign, Microsoft is giving these away as swag, and featuring them alongside other gadgets at the GDGT party.
While we'd love to applaud Microsoft for originality, Windows Foam 7 is obviously an attempt to mimic the lovable Android Green Robot. With Android's popularity on the rise, and a strong sense of ownership among early adopters, many Android fans have purchased Green Robot dolls for themselves. And that makes for excellent free advertising.
Windows Foam 7 obviously isn't as cute as the Green Robot, but what do you expect? How do adapt a name like "Windows Phone 7" into a cute character? With Android, at least, there was a logical and marketable icon. We're hoping that Microsoft will make these available on their website, or even start including them as added value to pre-orders.
source: Techie Buzz via WMPoweruser
2. GinuwinLady (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2011, 19:18 8 1
I second roryrevolution's motion, die slow microsoft!
3. Honeycomb FTW (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2011, 19:39 9 1
Someone in Microsoft's marketing department is being fired right now for this very very sad idea.
8. Lucas777 posted on 15 Mar 2011, 21:10 3 1
ya they need to hire that other guy who created the cool commercial to do their marketing... and also to above: microsoft isnt going anywhere with slightly less then 90% of computer software...
22. remixfa posted on 16 Mar 2011, 12:30 0 0
u lied.. u just said something! :)
ya.. this looks like gumby's illigitimate child or something.. what the hell.
7. luis_lopez_351 posted on 15 Mar 2011, 21:03 4 1
EPIC FAIL!!! :) they could of at least made it smaller and gave it stubby arms and legs xD patrick star!
9. SPcamert posted on 15 Mar 2011, 21:25 3 0
They clearly put more money into this figurine than the entire KIN lineup.
11. Sniggly posted on 15 Mar 2011, 21:56 3 0
Meh. Gotta give them points for trying, but this is almost embarrassing.
13. Thuglife (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2011, 23:14 2 0
Wow Microsoft. First you have to actually be a threat to other phone companies before you do stuff like this. Kudos for trying tho
14. cythe (unregistered) posted on 16 Mar 2011, 00:22 2 0
17. heyorange (unregistered) posted on 16 Mar 2011, 03:39 2 0
this is like spongebob squarepants
19. clerecudzio (unregistered) posted on 16 Mar 2011, 07:40 3 0
Even If it's free, i wouldn't take it.
Too Horrible, my niece will get scared
20. protozeloz posted on 16 Mar 2011, 07:40 2 0
LOL FAIL unbelievably this is one of the little post phonearena viewers completely agree everything about this mascot screams fail....
ill leave this here.... just for fun
23. 420 frees the mind (unregistered) posted on 16 Mar 2011, 17:09 0 0
This is obviously a joke, With Bill Gates gone, Windows has lost its way. They should stay out of the mobile game.
.. Crapple will never own more than 15% of the computer market. PCs will always rule the land. Windows 8 is coming next year and will be better than 7.. Windows 7 is a super stable platform. I have been using Professional N for over a year and not 1 time has it crashed. Yet Apple crashes all the time. Their os is just as prone to viruses as are pcs.