What do you make of a device, or a platform, that is liked by the critics, accepted as a great system but is lagging behind in terms of sales? Windows Phone 7 is in that lingering, uneasy position, and it seems to have Microsoft stumped.
That’s probably why the team behind Windows Phone 7 is asking its fan to help promote the operating system. The joke here is that they have laid off their marketing team, but that’s clearly not the case (we hope), they just want your “ad concepts, contest ideas, social media campaigns, and whatever other wacky but worthwhile ideas you can up with.”
If you have any ideas, you can post them here. There is a 25 word limit, with a disclaimer from Microsoft’s lawyers, which says: “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.”