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    New Microsoft Commercial Pokes Fun at Android & iOS Holy War to Hilarious Results


    Here in the forums we love to help keep you guys as informed as possible, but sometimes we also just like to share some of the great entertainment that is out there. A new commercial from Microsoft fits that category. Even though the big MS is struggling to stay relevant in the new mobile-centered computing world, they still can come up with some pretty funny commercials. In the above video, Microsoft pokes fun at the "holy war" that is constantly raging across the mobile landscape between iOS and Android.

    The commercial tries to paint the new Lumia Windows 8 phones as "above the fray." While that premise is dubious at best, we can't help but agree that sometimes the war of words between the iOS and Android fanboys easily degrades into ridiculousness. The over-the-top nature of the video is a perfect caricature of the industry right now, and it is definitely worth a chuckle or two. Also, we have to give credit were it's due. Microsoft has done a good job on this commercial, and, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel marketing results, Windows Phones have gained ground and are up 1.9% from 3.7% to 5.6% compared to last year.

    Ironically, even though Microsoft's commercial is meant to poke fun at the other players in the industry, it also happens to mirror reality in a way that paints a sad picture of the actual state of things. In the commercial only two people have Windows Phones out of a huge group who have iOS or Android. I doubt that was what Microsoft's marketing team was intending to convey.
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    I got a kick out of this - my wife didn't get it so much, but I got a good chuckle...
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    Very funny vid! ^ the wives are good for a lot of things like that. "this old flip phone is fine", "you cant tell hd from normal tv, you men are all suckers" ..oh the list goes on and on!
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    great commercial, horrible product.
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    I've watched this several times since I saw it for the first time this morning! xD So great! They got all the characters so right on. Especially the hipster with the beard and glasses!

    @Xeene: The Lumia is great! I've even considered switching if it ever came to VZW. =)
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    I enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great video by MS. Did it convince me to switch to a Windows phone? Nope. But it was very funny and entertaining
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    Great video indeed...I won't buy a Microsoft phone though.. Just me it has no wow to me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubiksc00p View Post
    I've watched this several times since I saw it for the first time this morning! xD So great! They got all the characters so right on. Especially the hipster with the beard and glasses!

    @Xeene: The Lumia is great! I've even considered switching if it ever came to VZW. =)
    The 928 will be hitting Verizon soon, looks like a great device - a souped up 920.

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    Love that "could you move your big ass phone!" and "is there an app for that!"
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