Microsoft intros Windows 'Foam' 7, the arch-nemesis of Android's robot
posted by Ken N. / Mar 15, 2011, 6:18 PM
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
Someone in Microsoft's marketing department is being fired right now for this very very sad idea.
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 7:39 PM 9
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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...
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 9:10 PM 3
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I have nothing good to say.
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 8:42 PM 7
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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 funhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_akLH
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posted on Mar 16, 2011, 7:40 AM 2
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.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 5:09 PM 0
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