The 99 cent windows phone

So I am greeted with a banner added declaring the .99 cent windows phone. I am not at all saying the verge shouldn't have the banner there (whatever pays the bills is fine with me) but really Microsoft. You want to flaunt the fact that you can't sell phones and have to mark them down .99 cents. Sorry to say but I think this isn't good for your brand image. IMHO you would be better off selling the phone for $100 and offering a $99 gift card towards the app store. Let's just say that you should have something more to flaunt then the fact that your phones are selling for .99 cents.