Microsoft Resorts to Buying Off BB User Audrina Patridge
Ok Ok...we won't go TOO HARD on Microsoft for this, since they did donate $10k to Ellen's charity, but come on, we all know The Hills' star Audrina Patridge is a BlackBerry User and that she's not *actually* going to use the free Windows Mobile-powered smartphone they hooked her up with.
I commend Microsoft for the effort thought. From my observations when I'm out and about, it seems the topic of smartphones pops up in conversations almost as often as politics and the weather (I think it has to do with the fact so many people leave their mobile phones out on the table or are always on them when out for dinner/drinks). But with the majority of mindshare these days falling primarily on BlackBerry smartphones and the iPhone in North America (G1 seems to be gaining some steam too), anything Microsoft can do to keep people mentioning the Windows Mobile name is probably a good idea. And it obviously is working! I did post this video afterall. Though I think I would have found just about any excuse to post it for your viewing pleasure (and ladies, you can click on over to WMExperts if you want to see some male dunking action). Enjoy the video... I know it made my day, and it's barely 9am! :-)
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