Videos: Here are the ads Microsoft is going to run around the world for Windows 8


In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft is going to launch a brand new version of Windows on Friday called Windows 8. It doesn’t look anything like Windows 7, and that has some people scared, while others are jumping for joy that Microsoft is finally moving forward in terms of design. Regardless of what you think about the software giant, one thing is certain: Over the next few months you’re going to be absolutely flooded with advertising for this new operating system. Four videos were just posted to the official Windows Blog that give us a taste of what we can expect.

Starting with the video that’ll play in India and South East Asia, it shows a couple that wants to have fun, but at the same time get some work done. Microsoft points out that that’s what people in emerging economies do.

Next up is the ad that’ll be shown in Asian countries like China and Japan. It features some crazy stunts being done around a city. Microsoft likes to say they’re trying to show how “individualistic” people from countries in that part of the world are. We’re not exactly sure that’s how folks in China feel, but hey, what do we know!

Here’s what’s going to be shown in Latin America, a part of the world that Microsoft thinks is filled with party animals who don’t clean up after themselves. Considering that Carnival is taking place in a little over three months, we think they’re onto something.

And finally America. What’s there to day other than it’s filled with people with hopes and dreams. A place where optimism never dies, despite what’s going on with the rest of the world.

Do you like the ads? Think they’ll get people to buy a new Windows 8 computer? Are you planning on buying a new Windows 8 computer or just installing it on the machine you already have?


Author: Stefan

Stefan has been writing about the mobile phone industry since November 2006. He also spent 14 months at Nokia between 2008 and 2009, but has since purchased a Nexus One and an Apple iPhone. He's watching Windows Phone like a hawk, hoping it'll get better with time.