Windows Phone UK advertisement highlights Kid's Corner to keep the kids occupied
Everyone has witnessed a slightly irritating child in the public (or perhaps you're the parent of one?), but an advertisement published on the Windows Phone UK YouTube account shows exactly how to handle such a situation. The point of the video? When handed a Windows Phone, said child soon hushes and gets on with firing some birds at pigs and all the rest.
The main feature highlighted in this advert is the Kid's Corner, which enables parents and / or guardians to create a sandbox where restrictions can be put in place to limit what the child can do on the smartphone. At the end of the video, the Windows Phone team asks viewers to share #ThingsKidsSay on Twitter.
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When the Lumia range came out, it was fairly well rumoured that WP7 would not be getting the full WP8 experience.
oh wait did 2007 iphone get to upgrade to IOS 5 or 6?
what century are you in? every year new phones come out, its either you buy new n dump the old one or you stick to the old one and quit complaining additional to your complain on wp 7, it is release in 2010 n 2011 mango7.5 update came n 2012 7.8 came. its a 3 year old phone and you want it to be forever updated?
This advertisement is really scary.
Give the kid the phone, so he shuts up. Great!
I do like Kid's Corner, and look forward to seeing how it can be used with my children appropriately, but this ad just.. annoys me.
That said, some of the questions he asks are friggen hilarious.
The reasoning, mindset and strategies behind this ad are not cute.
I think this is an important difference.
It doesn't seem possible on my Lumia 620 (with latest firmware/OS).
In this case, "you're using it wrong", is actually correct... ;)
So: you can only enable pin-code-free access to Kid's Corner only as far as the time period extent to which you're comfortable (or allowed by your company) leaving your phone unsecured.
Everyone who seeks an open (not secure) phone can skip lock code and sim code... Or get an Android ;)
But is it conected to reality and the way parents "educate" nowadays? Yes.
Since the point is to sell the phone to the parents, I think they did a great job showing that they can create a way to let the kid have the phone and just shut up.
HAHAHA - i remember those days all too well LOL
I let my kids play on my phone on occasion and can't wait to be able to upgrade to a WP8 (or Blue ;) ) phone with this option. Now the big question: is Kids Corner available on Win8 tablets? That's where it's needed ;)
Nifty commercial though.