I do'nt know about you, but I actually like the lack of advertising and public awareness of smartphones.
If they did, then Jamster would be all over it.
IMO, Smartphones should be relegated to "business" grade phones and nothing else. I do NOT want to see Crazy Frog adverts with an option for Microsoft Smartphones.
You don't understand: mobile phone industry is not the same as Office software or operating systems or databases. Crazy Frog is bad and Jamster is evil (because Jamster woos people to get one game for free but in reality they fool them into full subscription that often remains hidden - I have fallen for this trap myself once) - I agree - but advertising Windows Mobile phones (or Symbian phones) is not the same as Crazy Frog advertisements. The fact is that Microsoft's competition spends hundreds of millions of USD on advertisements of symbian phones, and Microsoft obviously has no such money for advertisement of Windows Mobile only, but I think that plugging of Windows Mobile phones into advertisments of other Microsoft products could help a lot.
Anyway I liked it when Bill G said "we take on nokia" - he clealry understands that it is not battle against symbian (that is just a puppet of nokia) but against nokia itself.
BTW: speaking of Tablet PC: if Bill Gates is left-handed (as I am) then I wonder why there is no way to select "left-handed mode" in Tablet PC OS, so that all scroll bars should be on the left side (not right side as usual)? The only answer I can imagine: Bill Gates is not using Tablet PCs really often...
Summarizing I think that in next interview with Bill Gates Scoble should ask him: a) how Microsoft can counter big advertisemnt campaigns, big marketing power, of nokia, in the view that Microsoft makes only software - Windows Mobile - and marketing of Windows Mobile phones is tiny, b) why Tablet PC is not adaptable for left-handed people ? are you left handed?