Windows Phone 7 ads, launch dates trickle out

By on September 27, 2010, 8:46 AM
Microsoft published two new Windows Phone 7 ads this weekend on its YouTube channel, featuring the HTC Mondrian from AT&T. They've since been removed, but not before WM Poweruser snatched and reuploaded them. They're amusing to watch, to say the least, and something tells us that the software giant did not push them out early accidentally.

When the first Windows Phone 7 ad that appeared promised a revolution, we were curious. Now we're seeing AT&T's interpretation of this marketing push: get a life that doesn't involve being stuck to your phone all day. The implication is that Windows Phone 7 is designed in such a way that you can simply "glance and go" without having to embarrass yourself in public like with current "stand and stare" phones. It's a refreshing take on the world's obsession with mobile. The ads in question are after the jump.

Microsoft is holding an annual event in New York City on October 11, where it will showcase Windows Phone 7, among other technologies. The launch date for Europe (including the UK, France, Germany Italy, and Spain) is rumored to be October 21, according to Neowin. The US and Canada, meanwhile, should start seeing devices as of November 8, according to Windows Phone Secrets.

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treeski treeski said:

If only I weren't in class right now, so I could watch them...

Is anyone aware of any updated Dell news on their phones? Those were the ones I was most excited about but I haven't heard anything about them in a while... I hope they're still planned!

Guest said:

Ok, I saw a startscreen and it can scroll... hmmm, Ms, check the Apple adds and more...

Guest said:

If you have ever played with an ipod touch (iphone) vs Zune HD then you would understand that MS has a pretty big power house with this new OS. The WP7 is based on the Zune HD's "Metro" interface and vs apple, it truly IS revolutionary.

If you have not, your comment was just apple fanboy banter.

whiteandnerdy said:

I'm not an apple fanboy by any stretch. in fact i'm getting quite fed up with my iphone but thats for other reasons. however, i dont stare at my phone to try and navigate to where i want because i have organized it so that everything i need is on the first page. The only time i stare at my phone is when i'm reading/sending a text or email. i dont really see how this new home page is revolutionary.

z0k! said:

why does the first ad feel as if the phone ui is pasted on by cg effects? you can sense it when the phone moves and the display lags a bit behind

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