Timbaland tweets Windows Phone 7 with Xbox Live is "dope"

Timbaland tweets Windows Phone 7 with Xbox Live is
Not to be outdone by HP with its star-studded celebrity webOS campaign, Windows Phone 7 is recruiting famous people for marketing purposes in its own turn.

Music producer Timbaland, who is behind names like Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson or Justin Timberlake, seems to be mesmerized by the ability to play Xbox Live games on a phone, in a tweet aimed to tout the virtues of Verizon's HTC Trophy:

Microsoft is rumored to step up marketing and awareness about the Windows Phone platform, especially improving on carrier relationships, which, as some secret shopper experiences confirmed, leave much to be desired.

The real big guns marketing is probably being saved for when Nokia Windows Phones and the second generation of WP7 handsets with the Mango update hit later this year, but scoring Timbaland is not bad for a start. Perhaps "Talking on the phone" was the reason he scored the HTC Trophy promo, this song is so made for a smartphone TV ad.

via WMPoweruser

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14 Comments

1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Lol. What a joke. I'd rather see campaigns with droopy eared dogs or iguanas than than this guys crap. Nots selling feature to me, windows.

4. 87168 unregistered

What do you have against Timbaland. He's a producer...what did he ever do to you?

6. ilia1986 unregistered

You may not like him, but a zillion other people do. And that's how marketing works. Besides, It's always good to see a product becoming widespread and popular - when just 4 years ago smartphones were reserved for businessmen and geeks mainly..

9. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

just because some "famous" person is paid to say "i like it", or "it is good", doesnt make it a better product. plain and simple.

12. guest unregistered

of course that is the case, but the point is the name is out there now and his hundreds of thousands of twitter followers saw the phone make and model name, its imple marketing really..so why the hate?

2. Sotos unregistered

Go for it timpaland!!!!

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Bet XBOX live is a great experience. But... is the Trophy the best the largest carrier and Windows can do?? With the Summer buying season in full swing?? REALLY??

7. PhoneCpu

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Since when does Timberland know about smartphone technology ? or Lady Gaga ... Marketing sucks !

13. guest unregistered

of course that is the case, but the point is the name is out there now and his hundreds of thousands of twitter followers saw the phone make and model name, its imple marketing really..so why the hate?

8. PhoenixLAU

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 18, 2010

Timbaland is nothing but a scumbag beat thief.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZiTJd5TJRk

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Have you ever seen Timberland in his early interviews? He freely and openly admits he samples beats from all genres. That is how hip hop music was created, two turn tables mixing and scratching over someone else's beats. That doesn't make him a their or a scumbag, it makes him creative.

14. PhoenixLAU

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 18, 2010

There's nothing wrong with sampling, if you pay the original artist and give them credit. Look at the liner notes of most rap CDs, you'll see writing credits that result in royalties for the original artist. It's when you jack somebody else's work and don't give them their rightful credit or money like Timbaland consistently does, then that is STEALING, not sampling.

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I could say whether he did or didn't to all the original artist or not, but of the CD's i've purchased, there was always a few songs he listed. So far I only found him getting sued for one song, twice. The record company lost the first case an is trying again. But to be a huge of a beat their that link implies, I would have suspected there would be a lot more lawsuits. Just curious, how do you feel about the suit apple is facing over wifi sync. You think apple stole it?

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Timbaland is the best producer. LOVE HIS BEATS. if he thinks XBOX live Mobile is dope that's fine with me then.

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