Steve Ballmer Narrates New Windows Phone 8 Commercial
October 30, 2012 1:30 PM
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Slightly-more-restrained Ballmer refrains from yelling or chair throwing
It's been a big week for Microsoft Corp. (
). On Friday
Windows 8 and the Surface tablet launched
. And on Monday Windows Phone 8 enjoyed
a global launch
. And just like that, the world got a taste of Microsoft's all-inclusive next-generation platform.
Following yesterday's WP8 excitement, a new commercial for the smartphone OS has popped up on YouTube, narrated by
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
In the video he pitches, "There's a lot of people in the world. And they all have something to say. Many have sort of advice. So, so, so much advice. Some of that advice is really useful... But there's one piece of advice I'd give to everyone. That's me; and this MY Windows Phone."
The new phone showcases the HTC Corp. (
, which irked some Nokia Oyj. (
) fans. Quips one fan, "Steve can use his htc, but I'm going for the lumia 920, FINALLY! :P"
Still, most of the reaction seems positive thus far.
Steve Ballmer actually has quite a long history of pitching Microsoft products. Years before becoming CEO he gave
an infamous, highly entertaining commercial
pitch to buy Windows 1.0. He's grown a bit more restrained over the years, but he still loves make a pitch for the company he leads.
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RE: Steve Ballmers goofiness aside...
10/31/2012 3:45:26 PM
Windows Phone is fugly.
Windows 8 is, by definition, also fugly.
It is beyond me that MS could throw billions of dollars and develop something as hideous as that monochrome, uninviting, EGA-inspired, hard-edged, sterile, crap UI. And in the case of Windows 8, it offers virtually
no tangible benefit
over its predecessor. It boggles my mind.
I use Microsoft products all the time, but I truly feel they have lost their way as a company.
RE: Steve Ballmers goofiness aside...
11/2/2012 12:33:08 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I digress...
Here is some reading for you (what Windows 8 is based off of, in terms of graphic design - Swiss Graphic Design):
"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive
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