Holy shit the Windows Phone fans

At first I thought the influx of eerily vitriolic Windows Phone fans was just because of the Lumia 900 review and that they'd drift off in short order, but it appears they're here to stay. I'm sure you've noticed them, for those of you who haven't you can find them commenting on articles like this one, accusing The Verge of pervasive anti-Windows Phone bias:


Who are these people? They're a good deal stranger and more persistent than the other Engadget-style fantrolls that show up around here from time to time. I find it hard to believe that the site has managed to organically attract this many devoted Windows Phone fans posting this many ridiculous comments. Is Microsoft astroturfing The Verge?