Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 7 commercial focuses on the operating system and its features.
The commercial, spotted by WMPoweruser, is entitled “Everything a smartphone should be” and uses quotes from ordinary users and sites to demonstrate SMS, Live Tiles, Outlook, Calendar, Office, Zune, Xbox LIVE integration and a few choice applications like Netflix and Amazon’s Kindle. The commercial features AT&T’s Samsung Focus device. Microsoft has been on a marketing blitz recently for Windows Phone. The software giant created a dedicated Samsung Focus commercial recently to ask “what if?” and took over Times Square with a giant Windows Phone advert.
Microsoft is busy preparing its first platform update for Windows Phone. The software giant recently halted a small update for Samsung Windows Phone 7 devices due to a large number of issues. The issues stemmed from a seemingly minor software update issued on Monday last week, to ironically improve the Windows Phone update system for future releases. WinRumors readers began reporting issues late on Monday with their Samsung Omnia 7 devices. The issues ranged from users not able to complete the update, leaving their phones in a frozen state, to users rebooting their devices after a failed update to find that their phones were unusable. Samsung Focus users were also affected but it appears there’s less cases of “bricked” problems with that particular model. Microsoft originally removed the update for Samsung phones but rectified the issues and began distributing the update again earlier this week.
Microsoft has officially confirmed that Angry Birds will be available for Windows Phone in Spring. The software giant also confirmed that five other popular games will make their way to Windows Phone in Spring, including Plants vs Zombies and Doodlejump. Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace recently passed 9,000 applications and is expected to reach the important 10,000 milestone during March.