Free Windows Phones: Complain About Android Malware On Twitter

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This week, we looked at comments from Nokia’s director of portfolio, product management and sales, Niels Munksgaard. He is quoted as saying:

“What we see is that youth are pretty much fed up with iPhones. Everyone has the iPhone,” he said. “Also, many are not happy with the complexity of Android and the lack of security. So we do increasing see that the youth that wants to be on the cutting edge and try something new are turning to the Windows phone platform.”

Great marketing tactic.

Microsoft has been running a contest under the Twitter hashtag #droidrage (via Graham Cluley at Sophos).

Microsoft’s Windows Phone (and Windows PC) evangelist Ben Rudolph tweeted the other day:

The other day, he tweeted:

More malware on Android! Been hit? Share yr #droidrage story to win a #windowsphone upgrade. 5 best (worst?) win! 1 day ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Yesterday, he posted:

So many great #droidrage stories! I'm taking new entries until 5pm PT today. After that, I'll comb through and pick the 5 winners. 16 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

The winners have yet to be announced. People are still tweeting with the #droidrage hashtag. Are are some recent tweets:

I would tweet about how terrible my Evo 4g is but I wouldn't want my battery to die for the third time today. #droidrage 4 minutes ago via Plume  · powered by @socialditto

#droidrage ihave virus in my android phone and try to install new software but it is very complicated and now i use my old nokia 1100 12 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

My Android phones does not contain malware - it is malware #droidrage 18 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

While Microsoft tries to cater to disgruntled Android users with the #droidrage giveaway, Windows Phone is dealing with an SMS exploit. 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Chris Crum
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