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So Brandon Watson Is Using A Kindle Fire…Gone Android Because MS Isn’t Competing In That Segment

This just hurts and I’m not sure if it should. Brandon Watson is the face for Microsoft’s Windows Phone evangelism. And he’s just fired up his new Android powered Kindle Fire. Not only is he using an Android device, but it’s a tablet that so pointedly displays a market that Microsoft isn’t even competing in. I mean, sure there’s the Samsung Slates but those are at a 5x multiple in terms of price.

What are your thoughts? I don’t want to knock him for buying a cheapo throw away Android device (I mean if nothing else it’s for research to know learn from your competitors but this is an Android device and not just an e-reader like the original Kindle) but I still get that uneasy feeling about the whole thing. Maybe just a reminder that Microsoft has let all of us down, from their employees and down the line.

Oh and complaining about getting a device that asks for an upgrade when opening the box and won’t deploy that upgrade over wifi…uhm that applies to Windows Phones as well, particularly first gen devices still being sold. Just saying…

He’s a stand up guy so hopefully when ARM based Windows 8 tablets are flying for $200 on that level hardware Brandon will do something good like auction off that Android tablet and come back home…