Windows Phone gets 55 feet tall replica in Manhattan, giant banner in France

Windows Phone gets 55 feet tall replica in Manhattan, giant banner in France
Microsoft and OEMs are firing on all cylinders marketing Windows Phone, just as promised, and New Yorkers can see one result in the form of a giant 55 feet tall handset, complete with Live Tiles and everything.

The 60+ inch screen standing on Herald Square in Manhattan sports 1088x666 pixels of resolution, and one of the Tiles turns around to load up with live performers, which people can watch for free a few times during the day.

Redmond is not sitting still regarding the long-awaited Nokia Windows Phones, too. In France, which will be one of the first markets to get the new Lumia 800 and 710 handsets, Microsoft pulled down a gigantic banner depicting the ad for these that wraps up its whole French headquarters.

It's stunts like these, together with events like the one we went last night in NYC, that will be drumming up excitement about Windows Phone, but ultimately work with carriers and retail salesmen that will determine its success in the stores, and Microsoft seems to be working on both ends, training 200 000 mobile sales people worldwide into the wonders of its mobile OS, and including incentives to boot.

via TheVerge & WMPU




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7 Comments

1. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

thants crazy

2. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

TMA1?

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

MS is pushing on the market its #1 in... France. Did they change leadership in MS WP7 recently? They didnt used to be such big promoters.. I like it.

4. tronjheim67

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Oh, if only the WP7 (Mango) start screen was this "live." On my screen, it's only the People Hub tile that's active. Pictures Hub won't even show me random pictures in my albums like the one on the second video.

5. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Well, in France you have ads and good offers for the Nokia. Here in France I have a plan with internet box (ADSL + TV + free calls on fix phones) + for my mobile : 3h + unlimited calls from 8pm to 8 am on mobiles (all careers) + unlimited SMS + 500mb data (slowed debit ahead of that) for 55,8€ monthly. It's a two years contract. And with that, Lumia 800 for 40€. Not a bad deal, no ?

6. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

good deal.

7. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Yes I think. It's just to say that Nokia is seems to really push things ahead. It's pleasant. I really believe they can drive WP7 sells (and WP7 quality, especially concerning the numbers of developpers). Like WP7 or not, you can't say a third large competitor would not be good for the market. Especially for pushing Android tio have better looking apps : these of iOs are good-looking, these of WP are really godd lokking (with the same metro interface as the Os itself for most). It will encourage Android to have better apps and better simplicity.

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