Microsoft releases seven new mini-commercial spots for Windows Phone

Looks like the "short but sweet" version of some new Windows Phone ads have been put up by Microsoft. The spots, timing in at about 15 seconds each, demonstrate various features of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, including:

While just shorter versions of that nice, long commercial we saw a few days ago, hopefully we'll start to see these know, on TV or on the web somewhere so that folks can actually see the phone.

Daniel Rubino

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.

  • Seen them yesterday... They're great... They should be all over TV... ;)
  • I hope to see these during college football and pro games! Nice. I like them.
  • Have to put them where people will see them, not keep them a secret.
  • that's exactly what I always thought they should have done. Make multiple commercials focused on specific strengths of the OS. Messaging, Social, Xbox, Bing, Office and ect. 1 commercial can't cover them all but multiple commercials on specific features can get more into detail and really show off Windows Phone
  • Massive advertising is whdat will boost WP awareness and ultimately sales.Good to see these ads from MS. Failure of iphone4s is like boon for WP, Android..
  • OS ads are useless in my opinion. OEMs have to move their a** and release some cool ads showing their hardwares and the great OS inside.In my entourage, very few people know what is an OS on a smartphone. So the most important is the image reflected by the PHONE and not the OS.
  • @Reloaded...Totally agree. There really needs to be some attractive 'looking' devices for WP, and I don't mean a device having just a big **** screen! Whether people like or not, looks matter - the whole package!
  • I think the ads are nice, but they're almost too quick. It's hard to read the text and see the picture at the same time. I own the phone and it was slightly confusing for me to follow along. Apple's ads are simple and effective. White background, static image of a phone in the center with whimsical music and a taste of what the phone can do. Tilting phones and rock music makes the ad a little too frenetic to follow along easily.
  • I think, I hope rather, that these ads are for Youtube only. TV ad allotments are 30 seconds, and Microsoft needs to utilize all of that time!ATT will probably push out the ads showcasing WP devices once they are released, so that should help.
  • I was just thinking that, it goes too fast, do I read the description or see the phone, I can't decide, and by the time I do, it's gone. but playing it multiple times during a cowboy game, the same comercial over and over will do the trick. Then end with the start screen, xbox live, office messaging, hotmail, phone. four tiles.
  • They need to show off their voice prompts and speech to text. I sent a hands-free text the other day and it was I try to do it every time I text.
  • I want to just say 'reply' to my bluetooth, instead of saying 'text so and so'. or to my phone without touching it, can that be done?
  • You have to hold the Windows button to initiate speaking commands. You have to say text to text someone.
  • If you receive an SMS while activating bluetooth the device read it out loud and when finish you can say 'Reply' to reply :)