Microsoft uses the campaign against malicious software to deal with its rival, Android, promising five Windows Phone 7 to users of Android, who would tell the best stories about problems with your phone.
“Once again malware for Android! Injured? Share your #droidrage history to win a new #windowsphone. 5 best (worst?) Will win a prize!” – Wrote Ben Rudolph, propagandist Microsoft Windows Phone on Twitter on Monday late evening.
In his tweet Rudolph provides a link to an article Computerworld that Google has removed 22 malicious applications from the Android Market , which appeared on Monday.
The legitimacy of this proposal was confirmed: one hour after the tweet by Rudolph, Microsoft in an official said on Twitter about this contest.
“With this @ BenThePCGuy … always the problem” – says Microsoft. ”Now he’s giving away free to people with Windows Phones # droidrage. Look at his record to find out the details.”
Several owners responded to the offer Android Rudolph on Twitter, complaining that recently they have been victims of fraudulent applications, which sent large text messages to premium numbers.
“I got on with SMS-ekspolit Cut the Rope, it warmed me to the $ 352.26″ – wrote someone who identified himself as TruSupreme.
“I downloaded” software “that helps save battery power, but instead discovered that my phone is sent an SMS to a Chinese room” – echoes Jzn.
But not everyone liked the controversial marketing move from Microsoft.
On the hashtag # droidrage a few people did not approve of this competition.
“To the victims of malicious software Android to offer free WinPhones from Microsoft, will they not suffered?” – Interested Lord_Tubz.
“I love you, Microsoft, but this is #droidrage beyond,” – interrupted Lucius Stone. ”I would expect this from Apple, but not from you.”
Others point out that Microsoft should not throw stones, and bring news of the error on Windows Phone 7, which shuts off the messaging service after the smartphone will get a specially crafted message or from the chat.
As of 11:30 at the North American Eastern Time, Rudolph said it will continue to collect stories of Android users for several more hours before deciding who will receive a free phone Windows Phone 7.