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    is anyone else here ashamed too? The SmokedByWP and other campains were somehow competitive at least, but this is plain shameful :(
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    I have #WP8Rage every time I try to sync music onto my device.

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    They've done stuff like this a few times. I think it already happened for BB users waaaaay back.
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    Clean your own house first before pointing fingers at others Microsoft.
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    Who cares? it's not the first time a company is taking shots at another...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Tupper View Post
    Who cares? it's not the first time a company is taking shots at another...
    Yes but it's hilarious when a company with 2% market share takes shots at a someone with 70% market share. It's a shameful smear campaign that has blown up in Microsoft's face. Just go and see the response on Twitter. It's embarrassing if you're from Microsoft but it's hilarious if you're from a neutral party or from the Android side.
    Also before taking shot at a OS with 70% marketshare and 700,000 apps maybe Microsoft should first focus on perfecting their own broken OS. Poor apps, dreadful battery, reboot issues and what not. Perhaps focus on fixing this s*** and less focus on below-the-belt PR campaigns.

    The whole thing would make sense if it was Apple doing this campaign. But Windows Phone? This must be a joke.
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    Microsoft's #droidrage campaign results in #windowsrage on Twitter | The Verge

    #windowsrage. Wow this is priceless. Anyone remember when Ballmer made fun of the iPhone a little after its launch? And when he completely shot down Android a little before his launch? Maybe he should make fun of Windows Phone now, that will certainly make it a success story if we're to go by what happened in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    Yes but it's hilarious when a company with 2% market share takes shots at a someone with 70% market share. It's a shameful smear campaign that has blown up in Microsoft's face. Just go and see the response on Twitter. It's embarrassing if you're from Microsoft but it's hilarious if you're from a neutral party or from the Android side.
    Also before taking shot at a OS with 70% marketshare and 700,000 apps maybe Microsoft should first focus on perfecting their own broken OS. Poor apps, dreadful battery, reboot issues and what not. Perhaps focus on fixing this s*** and less focus on below-the-belt PR campaigns.

    The whole thing would make sense if it was Apple doing this campaign. But Windows Phone? This must be a joke.
    I agree with Microsoft's Droidrage nonsense being pitiful, but the os is not broken all the issues you described can be said about Android and IOS.
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    Most Android users have low end android phones... so they certainly get a lot of #droidrage since android used to be VERY buggy... While Microsoft's low-end phones are not buggy at all... Calm down... Microsoft is not insulting your mom....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fishermun View Post
    I agree with Microsoft's Droidrage nonsense being pitiful, but the os is not broken all the issues you described can be said about Android and IOS.
    No they can't be said about Android or iOS. I'm not going to go into this discussion but rest assure if Android or iOS was suffering with severe issues as Windows Phone 8 is right now, Apple or Google would bring out an update within WEEKS. Please tell me again when is the next update for Windows Phone scheduled? January? Feb? That's 3 or 4 months after initial release. Good luck being an early adopter.
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    The things MS does in the past couple years baffled me. This adds to that list. Their track records needs a look before they point fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Tupper View Post
    Most Android users have low end android phones... so they certainly get a lot of #droidrage since android used to be VERY buggy... While Microsoft's low-end phones are not buggy at all... Calm down... Microsoft is not insulting your mom....
    Should I link you to some sales figures of Galaxy S III, Note 2, Note 1 and Galaxy S II? I'd rather not because I'm hoping you get the point.
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    Not everybody care about apps... it's nice to show off the number of apps, but it's not that important in your daily routine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Tupper View Post
    Not everybody care about apps...
    I sure hope Microsoft isn't living in this denial otherwise this promising platform is done for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    Should I link you to some sales figures of Galaxy S III, Note 2, Note 1 and Galaxy S II? I'd rather not because I'm hoping you get the point.
    Most people have a low budget and take a 3year plan which means that there is a big bunch of people with 3 years old android phone... I don't care about your numbers... the consumer is not that loyal to a smartphone OS they change once in a while and I am not surprise to see people participate... Microsoft is not even saying anything... they just retweet...
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    You guys are taking this way too personal... who cares? Is it different from the campaign Apple did against Microsoft with arguments that were 10 years old? I don't think so...
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    Personal? Heck no. Just sit back and enjoy the comedy show.
    Microsoft's #DroidRage Twitter campaign backfires, leads to #WindowsRage | NDTV Gadgets
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    Microsoft's #droidrage campaign results in #windowsrage on Twitter | The Verge

    #windowsrage. Wow this is priceless. Anyone remember when Ballmer made fun of the iPhone a little after its launch? And when he completely shot down Android a little before his launch? Maybe he should make fun of Windows Phone now, that will certainly make it a success story if we're to go by what happened in the past.
    Hehe, good one! :)

    What's sad for me is, that until now it was fun being fan of WP. It was playful, beautifully different, had apps that mattered, went it's own path not caring about what others say, simply smoking them. This has spoiled it for me. It's not the end of the world (not yet anyway) ;) but I want the Microsoft/Nokia tandem to succeed and this is not helping...
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    Lol people are taking this too personal must be some of the malware authors defending android :-D
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    Microsoft needs to focus on what is better about WP than the others, not try to find flaws in other platforms. As far as android malware I've had two android phones and didn't have malware issues and I'd say most android owners haven't. Microsoft needs to find a better angle or just let WP8 speak for itself.
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    The point of any Twitter campaign is to garner attention and make people aware of your product. It was even the #1 trending topic on Google+ for awhile. This seems to have worked.

    Think of it like an annoying younger brother... or an Internet troll ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameradork View Post
    The point of any Twitter campaign is to garner attention and make people aware of your product. It was even the #1 trending topic on Google+ for awhile. This seems to have worked.

    Think of it like an annoying younger brother... or an Internet troll ;)
    No, it's backfired spectacularly. Naive and r3tarded on the part of MS
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    while no one with a brain can deny the malware problem on Android, all of the windowsrage tweets I've seen are just FUD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameradork View Post
    The point of any Twitter campaign is to garner attention and make people aware of your product. It was even the #1 trending topic on Google+ for awhile. This seems to have worked.

    Think of it like an annoying younger brother... or an Internet troll ;)
    ever heard of negative publicity? yeah, not a good thing.
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