- 11-27-2012, 07:59 PM #26
I had a waitress ask me about it at a diner last week. She was so excited when she saw the phone because her co-worker was "obsessed" -- I let her take it to the back to show him. On Thanksgiving, we were in a restaurant (we're New Yorkers) and when I was taking photos of my surf and turf, I could hear people around me commenting about the phone and pointing to look -- which was really cool. Microsoft and Nokia really need to take advantage of this momentum and buzz because I wasn't expecting this.
I carry and review just about every new toy that hits the market and with the exception of the iPad mini and the iPhone 5, I can't recall any other device this calendar year that elicited feedback and commentary from strangers.
- 11-28-2012, 10:13 AM #31
I actually have multiple stories about my Nokia Lumia 920 (black).
First day I got it I was asked if it actually that was a phone because of the size.
All the girls were like "OMG its so big/hug/like a brick". I couldn't help myself and go with the "that's what she said" jokes.
When to a football game and I started taking pictures, a friend of mine was soo please with the image quality that she took my phone and started taking pictures of everybody for an complete hour.
Am I pleased with my phone? **** yeah. It's bulky, fast and it calls for everybody attention. Even people with iPhones and Androids drop their jaws when they see the phone.
11-28-2012, 12:20 PM #32
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Someone at my office wanted to see my new phone as I had been waiting to upgrade my cracked screen WP7 for like 3 months. The reaction was very positive to the L920. The most memorable reaction was when I went to the gamer's hub and my avatar walked on the screen and waved. My coworker was awed about the walking on screen part and actually waved back to the avatar:)
That kind of makes me think Microsoft has gold if they can make the avatar interact with the user!
- 11-28-2012, 02:05 PM #36
I know everyone is different but there is NO WAY I'd let someone else have nothing more but a quick glance at my phone
- 11-28-2012, 02:10 PM #37
11-28-2012, 03:54 PM #39
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i had just such an encounter on monday when a business acquaintance (yep, iPhone user....ya know it) suddenly went 'ooooh a Windows phone.....how is it to use?' at which point i started waxing lyrical and doing the 'flick the UI around' stuff...it's only a black 800 so it wasn't the spangly newness of the phone that caught his eye, but obviously the advertising recognition is starting to soak in, especially with the more 'aware' (i was gonna say 'tech-savvy' but that's a disservice to the ever-more-vast phone market) and people are seeing it as interesting and desirable, rather than just 'not one of us' (lol)
11-28-2012, 04:00 PM #40Talderon
- 707 Posts
Device: Black Nokia Lumia 1520 (32GB Edition)
Network: AT&T (LTE)
Location: Redmond, WA
- 11-28-2012, 05:47 PM #42
I work in a call center, and we were having a little downtime. Everyone had their phones out. Iphones, S3's, I pull out the Lumia and started texting. My manager an Apple fanboy saw my 920 called me a blasphemer. That led to everyone wanting to see the phone and ask about colors.
- 11-28-2012, 06:05 PM #43
this happened to me today. i was taking the city metro bus to downtown. i sat down in a seat next to a couple. pulled out my phone and browsed this site for a min then the guy asked me what phone did i have. i told him it was a lumia 920 and showed him the start screen. he asked who made that? (at the time he was holding an iphone 4. when he asked who made that he put his iphone in his pocket and i laughed inside a lil bit) i told him nokia. let him play with it for about 5min. told him it was an at&t exclusive right now. he said his contract was up in december and he may have to switch. it kind of felt good in a pride sort of way.
- 11-28-2012, 06:58 PM #44
Lumia 920 was noticed at a restaurant last week. Guy seemed like a techie and seemed like he knew more about the phone than I did. He's getting a Nexus though (through his company). My other phone (Red Samsung GS3) is not getting much attention though.
- 11-28-2012, 08:08 PM #45
11-28-2012, 08:27 PM #46
- 22 Posts
It's a long and hard course/ road from day one of the degree to full time employment ( 4 year minimum course, 1 year minimum interning and very VERY long hours with little to no financial reward for even more years!)... BUT it has to be one of the most rewarding jobs creating products that people end up holding, using and hopefully loving!
it is nice to get paid to do your hobby also!
11-28-2012, 10:44 PM #50
- 33 Posts
My company has a lot of WP and MS users so I don't get that many questions about it. As a tech company, though, we have plenty of diversification in the phone ownership market. Just of my closest coworkers, there are iPhones, Galaxies, other nondescript Android phones, etc. I'm the only 920, though!
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