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    Quote Originally Posted by prime View Post
    Difference being Droid devices are worth the marketing dollars that were spent, with Windows 8 I would say not so much...but each to his or her own.
    have you used windows 8? the problem is everyone is basing their ideas of windows 8 off of old windows mobile... which was garbage for sure. Windows 8 is completely rebuilt and made to match with current generation.
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    I really think this is going to lead to better phones for you android guys. This time next year Verizon and AT&T both will have the iPhone at three price points and there should be high and low end windows phones for sale. This should force manufacturers of android phones, especially Motorola, to make better phones to keep their sales. Sounds like a win for everyone to me.
    As far as those who buy windows phones being stupid and uninformed, I would say it's the other way around. Go to a Verizon store to shop for a phone with no idea what you want and odds are you end up with an android. Most carriers discourage customers from windows phone, so those who have a windows phone have probably researched what they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liftedplane View Post
    have you used windows 8? the problem is everyone is basing their ideas of windows 8 off of old windows mobile... which was garbage for sure. Windows 8 is completely rebuilt and made to match with current generation.
    No operating system is worth a 200 million dollar ad campaign.

    Yes Windows 8 is an improvement, yes I beta tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prime View Post
    No operating system is worth a 200 million dollar ad campaign.

    Yes Windows 8 is an improvement, yes I beta tested.
    Says you, who will likely (no offense, just being realistic) never see 200 million dollars.

    Microsoft and Samsung, both of which have far more than 200 million dollars, feel it is well worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prime View Post
    No operating system is worth a 200 million dollar ad campaign.

    Yes Windows 8 is an improvement, yes I beta tested.
    Why? Why is no os worth that much? I'm in marketing myself and know for a fact that to get results you have to advertise, the more you advertise the more results you get. It's their money to use how they see fit. If it backfires oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liftedplane View Post
    Why? Why is no os worth that much? I'm in marketing myself and know for a fact that to get results you have to advertise, the more you advertise the more results you get. It's their money to use how they see fit. If it backfires oh well.

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    No OS is worth that much, I already said to each their own.

    In the market today I personally feel at least half those dollars would be better spent in R&D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Unit View Post
    Says you, who will likely (no offense, just being realistic) never see 200 million dollars.

    Microsoft and Samsung, both of which have far more than 200 million dollars, feel it is well worth it.
    Says me, this is a forum...you know a place to voice opinions and ideas.

    You have no idea how Microsoft or Samsung feel about this campaign or the money being thrown at it.

    I will never see 200 million, your correct....
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    Really? I think its pretty clear, they feel they need to sell more Windows phones and they feel the answer is to throw huge amounts of money at the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Unit View Post
    Really? I think its pretty clear, they feel they need to sell more Windows phones and they feel the answer is to throw huge amounts of money at the problem.
    lol, fair enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by prime View Post
    No OS is worth that much, I already said to each their own.

    In the market today I personally feel at least half those dollars would be better spent in R&D.
    Says the Dev! I'm with ya man! I definitely think that if companies actually made a good product and didn't spend so much on advertising it would probably sell, maybe even better. Apple definitely has the advertising down pat that's for sure, but their products still aren't all _that_ fantastic! I would love to see companies put more money into making a better product instead of promoting an OK product, I think Google does that well, they don't even hardly advertise, everyone just seems to know Google! =P I really have not seen too many Google ads, (probably because they are the ones making adds for everyone else!)

    But back on topic, I like Windows 8 a lot. It's more of a Windows 7 than a Windows mobile. And with the slick Samsung tablets they have now, that run Windows 7 on an i5 processor it will be amazing! I can do full blown graphic design on it! =D I just wish that companies wouldn't be heading so much to a mobile, touchscreen, system. (ie. tiles, ONLY for start menu.) I really do love mobile platforms, but it seems like we're loosing our desktops! Especially now with OSX Lion, what's up with the iOS like application launcher and all the other mobile like tweaks?

    Ok... Long rant, I'm tired!
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