They say that gestures, in some situations, are as important as the acts themselves. Perhaps that’s why such a fuss has been made over an apparently innocent Twitter message published by Joe Belfiore, then head of product management at Windows Phone: the tweet was sent from an iPhone , and from there, you can imagine the commotion on social networks.
How? That one of the most relevant figures of Microsoft, with special weight in Winpho , uses an iPhone as a regular smartphone? To put it bluntly, it’s as if Phil Schiller used a Galaxy S6 during his holidays and published photos on Twitter. But it is necessary to put things in context: Belfiore clarified, in view of the commotion that was created, that was enjoying a well-deserved family vacation , and that therefore, this is his private plot.
But Belfiore didn’t miss the point and wanted to go further by explaining, in a long commentary in The Verge, that it is his obligation to know in depth the competition’s mobiles , and not accidentally, but as a unique smartphone. For this reason, the manager explained that this
excellence six-month leave he took was perfect for using the iPhone, “it would be crazy not to,” he said.
Of course, with the big gamble that Microsoft is making on iOS, the justification may be valid, although it does not seem certain that it has convinced its faithful. In this market, some may even consider a platform change a betrayal , even if it is for a good cause. In any case, we are left with the funny picture of the manager, showing off his blond hair and enjoying his holidays in Japan.