Microsoft intros Windows 'Foam' 7, the arch-nemesis of Android's robot

Microsoft intros Windows 'Foam' 7, the arch-nemesis of Android's robot
South by Southwest (SxSW), in Austin, TX, is more than a music and film festival. It's also grown to become an important opportunity for technology companies to showcase their products to younger audiences with disposable income. And Microsoft didn't miss the opportunity.

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

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23 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That just looks dumb.

2. GinuwinLady unregistered

I second roryrevolution's motion, die slow microsoft!

3. Honeycomb FTW unregistered

Someone in Microsoft's marketing department is being fired right now for this very very sad idea.

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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...

15. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

I thing the apple is better than this

4. heyitzme

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Looks like Gumby somewhat lol

18. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

And Gumby cries .....

5. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Epic Fail!!!!

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I have nothing good to say.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

u lied.. u just said something! :) ya.. this looks like gumby's illigitimate child or something.. what the hell.

7. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

EPIC FAIL!!! :) they could of at least made it smaller and gave it stubby arms and legs xD patrick star!

9. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

They clearly put more money into this figurine than the entire KIN lineup.

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol agreed.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Meh. Gotta give them points for trying, but this is almost embarrassing.

12. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

HAHAHAHA microsolf need to stop!!

13. Thuglife unregistered

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

Lame.

16. jgcaap

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

is funny

17. heyorange unregistered

this is like spongebob squarepants

19. clerecudzio unregistered

Even If it's free, i wouldn't take it. Too Horrible, my niece will get scared

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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/_akLHpeO7qyA/TK8e-WPD_WI/AAAAAAAACuU/MRbt3k4QYsA/s1600/error+occured+while+ creating+error+report+windows+fail.jpg

21. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Google's cute green droid rocks..!!!

23. 420 frees the mind unregistered

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.

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