Just curious about the profession demographics of WP8 users. I am a programmer (various web languages as well as objective C and c# winforms) and have been waiting for WP to mature. Now that it has I jumped on board because it seems to integrate so well with office, UI is great, and I love the Live Tiles. More reasons than that obviously, but that's the major ones.
Anyone wish to share their profession and reasons for jumping?
I work in IT as well, at the moment, I am the member of a testing department of a big international company.
got an android first because most IT people in my country prrefer android to iOS ... got disappionted and wanted to try something new. With WP, I'm kind of an Unicorn inside an Android world inside an iOS world , but having worked amongst men as one of the only few women (and sometimes as the only one) made me get used to being part of a minority.
Information security analyst. I was a former WP 6.5 users but went to Android when the HTC Thunderbolt was released. My wife went with the HTC Trophy and loved it. So much that when WP8 came out she wanted to upgrade and I went along with her. Both of us now sporting yellow 920s.
I am the director our of IT department in the Pittsburgh Pa area. We started with Blackberry BES server for our users and when the smartphones started coming out, we got our organization off of Blackberry's and moved them over to smartphones when Android came out. Android doesn't work well with our corporate Exchange email and users would complian about how sluggish, buggy it was, so users started to move over to the Iphone which worked very well and they were easy for our department to set the phones up. I've been watching and waiting for Microsoft to really get in the smartphone/tablet business and am glad they did. I've been using my HTC 8x phone and it works so smooth and seamlessly with Exchange. Setup is a breeze and the UI is very user friendly. Before I start suggesting our employees to move over to WP8, I want to do more testing first with my phone. I also am waiting for the Surface Pro to come out so I can test that for our users. That would work well for our sales force when out on the road.
I'm basically a mobility engineer at my company, responsible for our mobile technologies... smartphones, back end infrastructure like Blackberry, Good Messaging server, etc along with stuff like WebEx and some other things. I use a range of devices because of the nature of my job but WP8 is now my daily driver. I'm a Microsoft Fanboy anyway, but I do love playing with devices to learn what is good and bad about them.
I work in I-T. Come from 4 years ios and 6 months of android. Wanted to try something new. Wp8 needs a lot of work, but I like it and I'm gonna keep the phone. Lots of potential.
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I'm a web/SharePoint developer, database administrator, and Linux administrator. Most of my time lately has been spent building a data warehousing solution for my company. I switched to WP8 because I was bored with iOS (I'd been an iOS user since the iPhone 3G was first released, I still have my iPhone 3G), I never much cared for Android (I had a Samsung Captivate and a Nexus 7... both kinda bleh), and BlackBerry is just a pain in my butt (we were once a big BB shop and I had to manage the BB server, yuck). I got to play with an HTC WP7 device when my company switched cell providers and I was hooked; as soon as my upgrade was up I dove for WP8. After checking out a few different models (the 920, the 8X, and the 820) I settled on the 820 and I'm very happy.