Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore came under massive fire last week after he denied the hate for Windows Phone and now a new iPhone announcement posted on Twitter backfired immediately.
Belfiore had announced on July 29 that Apple’s iPhone can be linked with Windows 10 PCs using a dedicated app which is also available on Android. But since no word about Windows mobile has been said, it was just a matter of time until hardcore Windows Phone fans lashed out.
“Hey Joe! Why promoting iPhones so much lately? Have you forgotten Windows Phones or are the rumors true that they are dead?” @Coppertop004 asked shortly after Joe Belfiore posted his tweet.
From this point on, most of the users called for Microsoft to abandon the iPhone, focus more on its own mobile platform, and at least provide some clarification on its mobile plans.
“Wish MS was more like Apple showing love for their product. To not believe in yourself is SAD but that's what MS is doing. Sell outs,” @auggybendoggy posted. “Unbelievable. A company that prides itself on screwing its own customer base. Then, it turns to social media to continue the insults,” @EugeneFellsnick added.
It however looks like that the focus on iPhone is not what angers Windows Phone fans the most, but the uncertainty which affects Microsoft’s mobile platform, as the Redmond giant has remained tight-lipped on the future on its smartphone efforts.
Joe Belfiore responded to the barrage of tweets criticism the company’s focus on rival products, saying that “at MS, we don’t think of iPhone as just ‘competitor.’ We have hundreds of millions of iPhone-carrying customers. We aim to support them.”...