This has got to be one of the coolest Microsoft ads I have ever seen.
This is the first time that Microsoft has come out with two successful ads in a row. So, how do you explain this? Did they change marketing teams? Anyway, here is another good ad by Microsoft.
I am pleasantly surprised by Microsoft’s marketing team. They actually did a good job with this ad.
The answer – only time can tell.
One of the biggest pieces of news lately on Twitter and the Web in general is of course Bill Gates’s wife, Melinda, and her interview with Vogue, in which she stated that she has had at times what has become known as “iPhone Envy”. Like every other ironic and interesting piece of news, someone had to go out and create a video spoof making fun of the whole story.
Microsoft released a new product called Songsmith, an application that helps you write your own songs for PC only. In concept it’s a cute app but after you watch this ad I wouldn’t go near it, ever. Besides the fact that the ad is incredibly painful, they use a MacBook Pro as the computer they are demonstrating the program on. They try to cover it up with a few stickers, but this is really shocking. Who is responsible for this ad???
Looks like the economic situation did not affect the cellular world as hard as it did other sectors. The smartphone market is booming and we have Apple to thank for that.
Cnet reports that Apple sold 6.9 million iPhones in this quarter (did I understand that right? Sounds a little high to me), grabbing 17.3% of the market. RIM did not do so badly either increasing their market share by 5 points and Blackberry shipments by 83%.
Nokia remains number one, which actually kinda surprises me, I mean how many E71s could they possibly have sold? Microsoft did not have a bad quarter either increasing the number of Windows Mobile handsets shipped by 42% (what do you expect when you partner up with a giant like HTC?). However, a very interesting and amazing stat; Apple shipped more iPhones during the quarter than all the Windows Mobile devices shipped worldwide by Microsoft’s partners.
When it comes to mobile operating systems, big surprise, Nokia’s Symbian is the market leader followed by Apple then RIM.
If you ask me, I personally believe this is all about to change. With phones like the HD becoming available and the amazing Storm hitting shelves, I think Microsoft and RIM are going to be getting a significant boost, whereas iPhone sales are on their way down. That is of course, unless Apple has another trick up their sleeve, which would not surprise me.
This is totally pathetic. It makes no sense at all. Please let me know what you think in the comments.