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NBA Star Grant Hill featured in new Windows Phone ad

Posted: , by Alan F.


NBA Star Grant Hill featured in new Windows Phone ad
NBA Star Grant Hill is in the twilight of his career. Now with the L.A. Clippers, Hill has yet to win an NBA title and with the big three of the Miami Heat apparently on the way to another World Championship, Hill probably will not get his ring this year. But what he did get was a nice endorsement deal with Microsoft to push Windows Phone.

Selling the features of the platform as smoothly as he plays on the court, Hill mentions SkyDrive and as you can see when you view the ad below, he is another big fan of the Nokia Lumia 920's camera. "These are by far the best smartphone videos and photos I’ve ever seen," Hill says

Hill is playing out a Hall of Fame career and is a perfect choice to represent Microsoft and Windows Phone. The ad is currently in rotation on ESPN.

source: NokiaBlog via WMPoweruser

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posted on 30 Mar 2013, 13:09 7

1. Bernoulli (Posts: 2128; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

"Best video and pictures I've ever seen" well we know he hasn't seen the 808 pureview lol nice commercial though! Just wish nokia could make the phone available to other carriers and not just at&t

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:38

7. Andrea (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

Alan F a fanboy?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 17:03

9. Bernoulli (Posts: 2128; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

Besides him, I was referring to the basket ball player that food the video

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 10:23

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Yes we no you hate WP8!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 13:10 4

2. shy2papa (Posts: 220; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

The camera happens to be the only good thing about the the Nokia 920 the rest especially the OS is s**t, exchanged my Note 2 with my girlfriend Nokia 920 and after a week had to get my note 2 back i felt like killing myself wp8 is s**t pritty fast but boring OS, My GF finally sold her 920 for the note 2.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 13:29 9

3. dorianb (Posts: 471; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Boring OS? iOS. 5+ years. Same look. That's boring.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 13:39 4

4. shy2papa (Posts: 220; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

Yeah but unlike wp8 you can jailbreak and customise ios to behave like Android except for true multitasking

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 18:02 2

11. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Jail break it for what purpose exactly? Unless you can get some real word benefit from your customizations, then it's all for nothing. It reminds me of the worthless hacks who pretend that spray painting their cars look good. It looks horrible, and in the case of Android, it makes a crappy OS that already has weak security even worse...

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 02:56

18. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

jailbraking gives you free apps.
woot woot

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:01 1

5. Hemlocke (unregistered)

I feel bad for Microsoft. They have had 2.5 years to make inroads in the market, and it was all for naught. I owned two 920's, a 900, and a Focus while I was going back and forth between iOS and Android, and WP was just too limiting. Now BlackBerry is back, and it is game over. The first handset could be better, but the road map shows better things down the road, and BB10 wipes the floor with WP, and Android and iOS, for that matter. When the apps come, and they will, we will have a true three horse race.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:33 1

6. gagdude (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

lawls with the split at 70%-20%-7% I don't see BB going anywhere.
face it. they're dead

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:41

8. Hemlocke (unregistered)

I thought so, too, until I grabbed a Z10 to test. BB10 is fast and powerful.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 17:20 3

10. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Blackberry has less apps than Windows Phone friend not to mention the fact the consumers aren't buying the Z10's. Our company can't sell the BB10's at all meanwhile Windows Phone (mostly the Lumia's) are constantly picking up sales.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 18:09 4

12. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

BlackBerry is all but dead, and what remains of the company will be up for sale in less than a year, BB-10 notwithstanding. RIMM's days are done, and those who think otherwise are holding out hope for a smaller player that has no hope of success in an industry dominated by tech giants...

Microsoft has the money and the ecosystem, both of which are equally important. They also have 500+ million PC users, who prefer to have legacy software and file support with their smartphones and tablets. In other words, they aren't about to fade away, as much as open source proponents like yourself might wish for them to do.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 20:31

14. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Microsoft is done. It's not 1998, anymore, and they are feeling the heat in every sector EXCEPT the Xbox. BB10 is ahead of Windows Phone now, in features, and it is farther along in sales than WP was when it launched. BlackBerry has a nice base, and frankly, given the lack of outward change in Apple's offerings (I know that is not true, but that is the perception) and the hot mess that is Android, the time is right for a viable alternative, and BlackBerry fits the bill far better than Windows Phone.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 22:54

15. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

@hemlock first id like to see real sales figures. Secondly they announced the Z10 sold 1 million units. However the company buying those units distributes them to many companies (including ones that haven't pre sold the device). Of the 1 million they bought, they may only sell a couple hundred thousand. Windows Phone is exploding in the market place and buddy.. believe me when I say the Z10 has nothing on the Lumia 920. Sure the Z10 is nice but it was outdated when it launched. Its specs are around that of a Lumia 920 or a GS3. All the while Nokia will release at least two more power houses in the near future while Blackberry has invested everything into this handset.

Im going to take a wild guess and assume you either work for Blackberry or your from an emerging market that doesn't get to see a lot of high end phones =)

I like RIM but its time to replace the M with a P..

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 23:36

16. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

There are truth in your statement, I could see why people didn't like it. It is true that there is a big chance when BB10 will be out it will perform better than Windows Phone 8. What makes Windows Phone 8 is it's unique UI and app integration in it. But thinking about powerful apps WP8 is too limited for that. I have given Microsoft 2yrs for Windows Phone 8. But now Android is already mature, stable and keep getting better. I'm excited to see what Note 3 will look like.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 19:15 2

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 14142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Grant Hill still has a lil game left.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 09:45 1

19. LracH (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

Lol, its all about opinion and choice...I don't find my note II all that exciting... its a lot slower than my gals nokia 920 as the lag on opening the keyboard and on certain apps on the Note II is annoying... along with the broken cheap headphone jack...its all good as I'm getting the next version of the high end Nokia when its released... as all should know WP will keep improving in a big way along with other platforms... its good for all of us...

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