Microsoft: “You need our phone to save you from your phone!”

Steve Ballmer presents Windows Phone 7

When Ballmer introduced the new Windows Phone 7 operating system I was just thinking “great, another boring bald guy named Steve trying to sell me a phone.”  But, at the same time I saw the new commercial Microsoft did to market their mobile OS and it was much more entertaining.  Check it out!


Really: New Windows Phone Ad

With this new ad, Microsoft is subliminally claiming that their phones are:

  1. More efficient – You can check your emails, texts, social network, and calls instantly.
  2. Less Annoying
  3. Not for morons – like the guy checking his phone at the urinal.

While this may be true in some cases, I think most people are stuck staring at their phones all day because they are playing games, addicted to Facebook, or texting maniacs.  I mean, texting is really main way a lot of people communicate and I can’t see Apple, Nokia, Android, or Microsoft making that faster.  Regardless of the point, I thought this was a really funny ad!  It really emphasizes all of those annoying people that irritate the rest of us by using their phones at inappropriate times.

If you haven’t tried out the Windows Phone 7 platform yet, you can test it out on your computer by following a groovy How-to!  Want to play around with a real Microsoft phone?  Expect to see Windows Phone 7 devices in-store on November 8, 2010 at AT&T and T-Mobile locations.



  1. MrGroove

    Clever video.

    In the video, I like second #18 and again at #23…. Nice!

    I wonder however if Microsoft is to late to catch up… Granted, they were late to the party with IE but… they have a lot of catching up to do if they want to catch iPhone and Android.

    • grooveDexter

      It all depends on their marketing. Lately Microsoft has been pretty lame in that aspect but this video has given me some hope in them.

      • MrGroove

        We shall see….. It was smart to include office with the phone. Need to get my hands on one to test it out.

  2. groovinJackman

    Be here now? Sounds more like Eckhart Tolle than Steve Ballmer. For ultimate in the moment presence, you need a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. Unless you’re expecting a call from Zack Morris, you’ll be forced to settle for the humdrum here and now.

  3. shockersh

    huh? Your lips were movin but I have no idea what you just said.

  4. shockersh

    sorry. ding dong the microsoft phone is dead. move on already balmer. that ship has sailed. you need to just focus on writing apps on the platforms that WON and make a billion off em…

    focus on what your good at – software. forget the hardware. you don’t make PC’s do ya? write the apps

  5. Robert

    It may be fast sleak bla bla bla……its still window’s…

  6. Animis

    To quote futurama:

    “Delivery has nothing to do with the delivery business. Image people, image! Scope out this new ad.”

    “That was terrible! People won’t even know what we do.”

  7. groovinJackman

    The more futurama references on this blog, the better, I say.

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