Microsoft has stepped up its efforts to entice Android users to its Windows Phone platform, with a sneaky offer that highlights the security vulnerabilities of Google’s smartphone OS.
To be in with a chance of winning a Windows Phone-powered smartie, Android users who have been affected by malware are being asked to tweet their experiences to self-identifying “Microsoft evangelist” Ben Rudolph, including the hashtag #droidrage in their missive.
The five responses deemed the best/most heinous by Rudolph, who doesn’t work for the Big M but who has won its endorsement for his comp, will grab themselves an unspecified Windows kit totally gratis.
The latest ruse to grab some of the tech spotlight for Windows Phone comes after Microsoft recently launched a website that cunningly allowed Android and iOS owners the chance to sample the latest Mango version of its operating system on their phones.
How far the tech giant’s use of the black arts is working remains a moot point right now, however. Especially in view of conflicting reports of sales for the Nokia Lumia 800 ranging from mass sell-outs to claims that it's only slightly more in-demand than the super-flop Kin phones.
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