When it comes to commercials for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, as they say in Hollywood, everyone is a critic. Either the ad should be complex or minimal, long or short, everybody has his or her idea of what works.
Philippines-based Cherry Mobile is one of the more recent budget manufacturers to jump on the Microsoft train, and they seem to be going all in with their latest commercial.
Featuring Cherry Mobile's new 'Alpha Style' series of Windows tablets and Windows Phones, the brief commercial exaggerates – but actually demonstrates – the benefit of Live Tiles. More importantly, the ability for app synchronizing across the range of hardware is mentioned, something that next spring's ' Threshold' takes to its logical end with a full-on Notification center.
Cherry Mobile's hardware does seem enticing, especially for its designated markets. Our earlier report detailed the full specifications for their new lineup:
What do you think of the ad itself – practical or too much feigning?
Source: YouTube; Thanks, azcruz, for the tip!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.