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Is This Windows Phone 7 Ad Sending the Wrong Message?

I finally caught one of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 ads on TV last night, and although I've seen it before, I realized just how confusing it may be. The commercial is a full minute long and features people going about their daily activities completely distracted by their phones. There's a commuter on a bike, a female jogger, a dude standing at a urinal, and more. The real issue for me is when the commercial shows a distracted mother not minding her toddler.

If you watch the video straight through, you get the message: Microsoft designed a phone that won't distract you. But if you don't catch the very end of the commercial — or if you watch it with the sound off — it's completely confusing and sends a total mixed message. What do you think? Check out the full video after the break.

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