Microsoft shows off first Windows Phone 7 Series commercial

Windows Phone 7 Series is coming and you can expect a series media blitz to ensue the closer we get to the actual launch.  At MIX10 this year Microsoft showed off a new commercial featuring the OS. 

It is possible to assume that this commercial will most likely represent Microsoft’s media campaign for the platform.  The commercial does a great job of showing off the OS, how it keeps you connected, and that it works for all ages.

 

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I love the concept of holographic screen but i don't think the idea of show a feature yet-to-be-invented was approved by the legal section of Microsoft in a ads showing a incoming product.

is it me or was that kid a little over exagerating using that device? sheesh looked like he was trying to break it

ZenVenT said,
I know i've already seen this a while ago, how is this suddenly news?

It was just revealed at MIX this week. It's new, therefore news.

leo221 said,
after almost 2 years, microsoft is on par with iphone. said to say.
correction-more than 2 years if there's no delays

No Kidding, why is everyone so excited about this? Apple did this in 2007. Microsoft is just ripping it off IMO. Apple will wait till WM7 phone are out then will release the iPhone 4G and blow MS out of the water yet again.

daz411 said,

No Kidding, why is everyone so excited about this? Apple did this in 2007. Microsoft is just ripping it off IMO. Apple will wait till WM7 phone are out then will release the iPhone 4G and blow MS out of the water yet again.

I don't see Apple blowing anyone away in area anymore. We'll see who comes out with the next big new thing though. They can't really change the UI too much and there aren't too many features they can add anymore that'll put it ahead of everyone. I'll be corrected though by someone who has the answer or thinks they do.

daz411 said,

No Kidding, why is everyone so excited about this? Apple did this in 2007. Microsoft is just ripping it off IMO. Apple will wait till WM7 phone are out then will release the iPhone 4G and blow MS out of the water yet again.

Who's to say Microsoft is holding back on a few features until Apple announces the 4G

daz411 said,

No Kidding, why is everyone so excited about this? Apple did this in 2007. Microsoft is just ripping it off IMO. Apple will wait till WM7 phone are out then will release the iPhone 4G and blow MS out of the water yet again.

what's good about google and microsoft's is more competitions, which is good for us.

i can't follow the text as i'm watching .. maybe it's how my brain works but i had to watch it twice
it should have been bolder or bigger imo

Surely all these features are familiar to a very well known product called iPhone! Microsoft seriously needs to be innovative and stop adapting Apple features.

I also don't think this will be majorly successful with the release date of the iPhone 4G closing in. If Microsoft wants to compete with Apple, they should employ more creative developers and learn to pick their release dates properly.

TheRr3alDoc said,
Surely all these features are familiar to a very well known product called iPhone! Microsoft seriously needs to be innovative and stop adapting Apple features.

I also don't think this will be majorly successful with the release date of the iPhone 4G closing in. If Microsoft wants to compete with Apple, they should employ more creative developers and learn to pick their release dates properly.


You're kidding, right? iPhone is a limited brick compared to what those W7 phones will be. And about release dates? Was the ipad delayed, or what? And this is just the latest thing, I could give you many examples like this.
MS doesn't need to compete with apple. They could buy apple with their lunch money. It's not about the competition, it's about what each brings to the table. And ever since 7 is out, MS pretty much brings really nice things to it. Apple is doing...what? Releasing the ipad?!

Edited by TDT, Mar 18 2010, 11:57pm :

Whilst I agree about the release dates, everything else I don't...

Same features? I don't think so... Apple doesn't integrate with other features... They don't integrate with Office and Xbox. WP7S has a completely different design to Apple. All in all the phone is nothing like the iPhone.

TDT said,
MS doesn't need to compete with apple.
Surely by actively releasing an operating system within a market [mobile] that Apple are gradually dominating implies that they do in fact need to compete.

I'm personally an iPhone user, but a developer of Windows Applications, so I'm happy in either case. I do however find it ironic how "Apple haters" slated the iPhone for missing features which are also now missing within the new WP7S, i.e. cut-copy-paste.

In my opinion one of the fundamental factors to the iPhone's success is the App Store, without such it would've been a flop. With that said, it'll be interesting to see what Microsoft can do. As a Windows developer I've been keeping one eye on "app" development for the WP7s, and so far am quite impressed, time will tell.

TDT said,

You're kidding, right? iPhone is a limited brick compared to what those W7 phones will be. And about release dates? Was the ipad delayed, or what? And this is just the latest thing, I could give you many examples like this.
MS doesn't need to compete with apple. They could buy apple with their lunch money. It's not about the competition, it's about what each brings to the table. And ever since 7 is out, MS pretty much brings really nice things to it. Apple is doing...what? Releasing the ipad?!

The iPad is a waste of hardware, technology and money! In case you are wondering, I'm not an Apple user so don't mistake me for one. I am only identifying the fact that Microsoft really needs to use their initiative and bring out something new to steal the market. And yes it's all about competition. why else will every freaking company start suing each for patent infringement and wanting to own the market.

My prediction is, the iPhone 4G will make more sales in a month more than what the WP7 will make in 3 months before the iPhone is released. Note this!

I also agree that apple products are terrible at integration and I hate them for that. I just know Microsoft can do better than imitating similar "out-of-the-buzz" features Apple has already released. Innovations like the Bing Maps are what Microsoft should be giving us. Brilliant surprises!

look great love the ads. it simple and represent everyone and every age its not for old people and its not for young people or only for business users its for everyone love it can't wait

Wow so with this new phone I can send photos in messages, check GPS and take photos!!!

Its a cute advert but you could have put any phone in place of the one they had. Shouldn't they be showing us what is brilliant about the new OS like have done with the Windows 7 adverts?

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