- 12-19-2012, 10:21 AM #51
It is still an uphill battle for WP. MS and it's OEMs are in much better position then even three months ago, but it is a large hill.
- 12-19-2012, 04:27 PM #54
12-19-2012, 04:35 PM #55
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I am an Android user and I am impressed with the device for the reason pointed out before: the look and feel.
There is, however, a very good reason why Android and IOS look alike: it's familiar. It's a hard sell to some to jump into something so alien looking to what they are used to. Case in point: Windows 8.
- 12-19-2012, 04:53 PM #56
To be honest, most people switching from a basic phone to a smartphone don't care if its Android, iPhone, or Windows. The key hang up here is sales rep persuasion, which Verizon is trying very hard to overcome. Verizon is marketing WP8 as THE "basic to smart" platform and is forcing handsets onto its management team to make them aware that its not a repeat of Windows Mobile. In my opinion, Microsoft needs to start offering spiffs to front line sales reps. There's a lot of misconceptions that sales reps are incentivised to sell certain phones, not true. A customer could buy a Note II or a free LG Lucid and the rep will make the same amount of money. People respond to incentives. The employee edition 8X is nice, but offering a spiff of some kind would push phone sales over the top.
- 12-19-2012, 05:14 PM #57
I think when it comes to power users coming from android such as myself, it us hard to leave all of the incredible things that android makes possible. Because developers are able to take advantage of so many great api's and features of android, there are many apps that simply cannot be replaced by any other app on both ios and WP.
Some of these apps/features include:
Floating apps- Video players, browser, calculators, note taking, etc,. These sort of apps are taking off with both devs and OEMs such as Samsung. When out and about and on a text convo, webpage or call, I could pull up my calculator, a note taking app or browser without leaving current task and still being able to look at info on main screen.
Widgets. Some are useless(same as some useless live tiles). But some are very useful. Widgets allowed me to stay on the home screen and glance at information. Yes live tiles do the same thing BUT with widgets on android you can also interact as if the app is open. I had a file browser, dialer, calendar, calculator widget which enabled me to do tasks such as manage files on my phone, creating calendar entries, taking notes etc.
Any power user coming from android can tell you this. I am no fan boy and currently happy with my Lumia and coping.
- 12-19-2012, 07:09 PM #58
I would consider myself an Android power user. Or perhaps "flashaholic" is more accurate. I spend most of my time rooting and flashing buggy ROMs just to stay up to date and have a "pure" OS. I have a Nexus on Verizon but that didn't turn out well as many Android fans will gripe to you. As for apps, the only thing on my Nexus that didn't come with it that I actually use is Facebook. I think I'd transition fine. My biggest wants are the clean interface that gives maximum information to space used and the supposedly power efficient Skype integration. I still have time to think but a WP8 might be better for me than the Nexus 4.
- 12-19-2012, 07:50 PM #59
Come on now. Facebook only app downloaded and you call yourself a power user?
I actually used my phones to the fullest. Viewing and marking up websites, annotating maps and graphic work, Scanning docs to pdf, I'm not a teenager who just plays games and browse Facebook.
- 12-19-2012, 09:27 PM #61
- 12-19-2012, 11:55 PM #63
Sent from my game boy color
- 12-21-2012, 12:07 AM #73
- 12-21-2012, 04:05 AM #74
One of my favorites was the evernote widget. You could actually see previews of your evernote notes and scroll through to see older notes.
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