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Now Microsoft is asking for Windows Phone fans for their marketing and PR ideas. In a post on the official Windows Phone web site, it states, "We’re looking for ad concepts, contest ideas, social media campaigns, and whatever other wacky but worthwhile ideas you can up with ..."

Suggestions are now being taken over at the Windows Phone web site; suggestions are limited to 25 words or less. In addition, Microsoft's lawyers have put in a disclaimer: "Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft."

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-wants-your-windows-phone-marketing-ideas
post #2 of 60
Stop calling it fricken windows Phone. It sounds retarded and no one is going to buy that over "iOS" or "Android"
    
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make a good phone on verizon and i will switch, simple as that. verizon is the only thing that works in middle GA but they always seem to get shorted on phones.
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Dont make some extremely corny ad campaign (like you always do). No "I'm a windows phone" nonsense.
    
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First, Get rid of Metro. 95% of people don't like it, don't want it, and thus, won't buy your phone.
Second; Get better devices.
Third: More features. Took you what, 6-7 months just to incorporate copy/paste?
Fourth: Give users an experience they can't get on either iOS or Android. Make apps seamless, provide more customizable front ends and options.
Fifth: profit.
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First, Get rid of Metro. 95% of people don't like it, don't want it, and thus, won't buy your phone.
Second; Get better devices.
Third: More features. Took you what, 6-7 months just to incorporate copy/paste?
Fourth: Give users an experience they can't get on either iOS or Android. Make apps seamless, provide more customizable front ends and options.
Fifth: profit.
1. On a phone it is not as bad (I have only played with one for a few minutes, so no "real" experience). I do not like it in Windows 8.
2. Nokia is coming out with new devices now, and new ones from Samsung and HTC are coming from what I understand.
3. How long did it take iOS to get copy/ paste? Years?
4. They did (Metro) but you apparently don't like it.
5. ???


I think once Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 come out you will see an increase in sales, since hopefully the have much better integration between the 2.
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post #8 of 60
Don't Call it windows- Don't make it look like windows, make it the facebook mobile phone.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

First, Get rid of Metro. 95% of people don't like it, don't want it, and thus, won't buy your phone.
Second; Get better devices.
Third: More features. Took you what, 6-7 months just to incorporate copy/paste?
Fourth: Give users an experience they can't get on either iOS or Android. Make apps seamless, provide more customizable front ends and options.
Fifth: profit.

-False, 95% of people haven't tried it. Fact is that everyone that has tried Metro has liked it.
-Define "better" most of the junk on high-end Android phones are novelty at best and have no practical uses.
-Copy/Paste isn't a huge issue. iOS' implementation is vastly different from Android's and it doesn't seem to have an impact on sales.
-You just contradicting your first point.
-Microsoft makes $15 for every Samsung & HTC Android phone sold, they're already profiting
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Release the source for win 8... ha ha yeah right
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