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VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 Ad Promises Revolution

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But will it change everything? Again?

We've seen all kinds of commercials for the iPhone and various different DROID handsets over the years, and now its time for Microsoft to dip its toes in the river and test the waters. The company yesterday released the first of what we expected to be many commercials for Windows Phone 7.

This commercial is dramatic, but there's a lot less going on compared to other phone commercials that we've seen over the last year or so. Microsoft promises us a revolution with Windows Phone 7, but nothing else is said, and the only other text is the address for the Windows Phone 7 website.

Let's hope the ads get a bit more creative before the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices hits next month. Microsoft is said to be sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into marketing its new operating system so perhaps it is planning something special.

Check out the ad and let us know what you think!

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    sacre , September 8, 2010 1:55 AM
    Looks interesting, but showing a floating phone in the middle of a desert with 1 screen displayed on it doesn't do much for me. Unless that is a real video where the phone IS flying through a desert, then hey, I want one.
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    chickenhoagie , September 8, 2010 12:23 AM
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    But will it change everything? Again?

    ehhh no..thats not until they release the windows 7GS
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 12:28 AM
    Apparently, the revolution is BOXES. And anybody who doesn't like it will be dodging CHAIRS.
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 12:37 AM
    revolution as is the old king is dead (windows mobile OS), long live the king (android)?
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    Parsian , September 8, 2010 1:41 AM
    their menu isnt appealing...
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    sacre , September 8, 2010 1:55 AM
    Looks interesting, but showing a floating phone in the middle of a desert with 1 screen displayed on it doesn't do much for me. Unless that is a real video where the phone IS flying through a desert, then hey, I want one.
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    matt87_50 , September 8, 2010 1:57 AM
    meh, people will get over the interface in about 5 seconds.

    then its just an iphone for xbox fanboys.

    I'll keep slogging away with Android. it's got problems, but atleast it will be awesome when they finally iron them all out.
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    Morgan3rd , September 8, 2010 2:02 AM
    As a PC gamer, the games are pretty low on the list for things I'm interested in. The interface looks fantastic in action in any video I've seen. Pretty much every bit of WP7 looks polished or "to be added"...
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    fjjb , September 8, 2010 2:33 AM
    it will cause a change just when it releases windows mobile 7 service pack 3?
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    cribix , September 8, 2010 3:44 AM
    Microsoft? revolutionize? your joking right?
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    Gin Fushicho , September 8, 2010 4:22 AM
    So... will I be able to run things on it that I could run on a desktop? Within reason of course.
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    Dkz , September 8, 2010 4:44 AM
    I don't know, they got loads of cash, and loads of smart people working in this thing..
    I don't care if it's revolutionary or not, but I'll have to admit that I feel much more attracted to this phone than to an Iphone or an Android phone.
    1st reason, Its going to be much more compatible with any running Windows pc.
    2nd it's based on what I think, and take as a good OS.
    3rd I don't like Apple, it's not so easy going as they say.

    I love Ubuntu and Windows 7
    I would love to try google's phone tho'
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    astidcrisse , September 8, 2010 5:29 AM
    finnaly! a phone what works in a barren desert!
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    artax33 , September 8, 2010 5:46 AM
    Who ever came up with that ad should be fired, it was stupid.
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 7:43 AM
    Will it run Crysis?
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    matt87_50 , September 8, 2010 8:52 AM
    alzheimerzWill it run Crysis?


    lol at the idea of crysis running in c#
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    rsg22 , September 8, 2010 8:53 AM
    artax33Who ever came up with that ad should be fired, it was stupid.


    It wasn't an ad, it was a teaser themed for a screening of Lawrence of Arabia at a London Secret Cinema event.

    I'm skeptical about Microsoft's Ad campaigns, but they have pumped over a billion $ into this, hopefully they'll have something good.
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    theuerkorn , September 8, 2010 1:44 PM
    As if anyone would advertise "mee too" products as what they are. Revolution is such an abused term these days. (Much like "epic" and other overused terms). In fact, if and advertisement has "revolutionary" in it, I typically phase out.
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    SlickyFats , September 8, 2010 2:06 PM
    Worst Ad EVER!!! I know it's a teaser but seriously it was dumb.
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    tntom , September 8, 2010 2:33 PM
    Parsiantheir menu isnt appealing...

    I agree with you on that! I really am not like the way the interface looks. Too block-ish and flat looking. I have not used it but have watched full video reviews of it and I just can't get past the look of the UI.
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    crom , September 8, 2010 3:09 PM
    This phone is DOA. No multitasking, no video conferencing, nothing really pushing innovation. Both the iPhone4 and Droid phones are already better and more impressive than this one. Microsoft's only real chance with this phone is cutting the price of it significantly, and then build the next phone themselves.
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