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June 7, 2011 at 7:52 AM

Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck goes with a Windows Phone

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck uses a Windows Phone.

Hasselbeck did a brief Q and A on Twitter Monday about his thoughts on Microsoft’s mobile offering, apps he recommends and why he is also an iPad owner. He’s not a paid endorser (see tweet below). He is on Twitter @hasselbeck.

Microsoft is trying to gain some traction with its new mobile operating system against Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android software. It launched in October but only has a small percentage of the market compared to its competitors. The most promising news for the phone so far has been that Nokia will put Windows Phone on its new smartphones.

Thank you to Seattle Times NFL reporter Danny O’Neil, @dannyoneil on Twitter, for alerting me to Hasselbeck’s switch. He’s the most high profile endorser I have encountered so far. (Hasselbeck, not Danny.)

You can find me @sharonpianchan on Twitter.

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@hasselbeck Hi Matt, this is Sharon Chan, tech reporter for @SeattleTimes. @DannyOneil told me you got a Windows Phone. What do you think?less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

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@sharonpianchan My wife & I had the Samsung on AT&T – Just switched to the HTC on Verizon last week. The Windows Phones are fun.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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@sharonpianchan … only problem is that our kids love them too.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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@hasselbeck You’re the most high profile endorser so far. Any Windows Phone apps to recommend? (And Microsoft hasn’t hired you, have they?)less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

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@sharonpianchan Not hired (but certainly willing). 4th & Mayor is a fun app. I also use TweetCaster & WeatherBug daily.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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@hasselbeck Here’s the $500 question: Is there an iPad in your life?less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

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@sharonpianchan Yes we both have iPads. Love that we can sync them to our Outlook accounts.less than a minute ago via Twitter for Windows Phone Favorite Retweet Reply

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@hasselbeck You are on iPad? I heard you were making a total transition to Microsoft. Thoughts? What about Windows 8 tablet in future?less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet
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@sharonpianchan True, trying to go all “MSFT” but iPad is so strong right now. Haven’t tried anything else yet though.less than a minute ago via TweetCaster Favorite Retweet Reply

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@hasselbeck Thanks for doing the Twitter Q&A on Windows Phone! I will share this with @seattletimes blog readers. Any parting thoughts?less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

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@sharonpianchan I can’t wait to see what they come out with next.less than a minute ago via TweetCaster Favorite Retweet Reply

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