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  1. foosball's Avatar
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    If you have what do they do for the 3 hours scheduled for the evening? Anything particularly cool?

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    Scheduled to go on the third, would love to hear what they are like
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    Here's the way the press reports told it:
    The events will consist of an instructor-led demo lab showing off the Lumia 900‘s capabilities, a look into the Metro UI and its future, as well as giving attendees the opportunity to win “great prizes.” There’ll also be free food and drink and the opportunity to play with the latest Windows Phone handsets.

    I killed my BB emails a few months ago. Did invitations come by e-mail or regular mail? Some times and dates please, to see if there's some consistency and the less-worthy aficionados can try crashing a local to-do. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodolfo View Post
    Here's the way the press reports told it:
    The events will consist of an instructor-led demo lab showing off the Lumia 900s capabilities, a look into the Metro UI and its future, as well as giving attendees the opportunity to win great prizes. Therell also be free food and drink and the opportunity to play with the latest Windows Phone handsets.

    I killed my BB emails a few months ago. Did invitations come by e-mail or regular mail? Some times and dates please, to see if there's some consistency and the less-worthy aficionados can try crashing a local to-do. Thank you.
    Here is where you can register:

    https://www.ustechsregister.com/Behi...s/default.aspx

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    I am scheduled to go in Dallas on the third. I am looking forward to just meeting people that use wp7, most everyone I know is on the android bandwagon and its annoying.

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    I was registered for the one here in the Chicago area last night but, something else came up so I wasn't able to make it. They even called and left me a voicemail earlier in the day to remind me that it was coming up, where it was at, mentioned they would have food and prizes and lots going on, etc... I had been really looking forward to this to see what Microsoft was going to do with this opportunity (and see about scoring some cool free stuff) so I'm kinda bummed now that I had to miss it. :(
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    The event was fun and informative. Lots of people new to WP and learning about it, so that's always good. The Nokia Lumia 900 was the talk of the show, the Titan2 was barely mentioned. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with the Lumia 900 and this was my first time trying it. They let us borrow the device during the presentations.

    My personal gripes about the Lumia 900 (for me):
    -Screen is not very sensitive and lags in responsiveness. The Titan2 did not exhibit this issue. It was noticable scrolling in the Start screen, more swipe area was used to have the menu actually move rather than in the Titan2 and my HTC Arrive which is even better due to the smaller screen. Perhaps a software issue on the sensitivity side.

    -Softkeys lights are dim and not very responsive.

    -The camera software should be able to take Macro shots on Auto without me having to tell it that I am taking a Macro shot. Should be a software issue hopefully. Also white balance issues, hopefully also a software issue.

    I went to the Windows Phone Tile Event located at the Microsoft Technology Center in Irvine.

    -Device is too large for my liking, my HTC Arrive and the Lumia 800 are perfect sizes.

    -Device only has 16gb of storage (my Arrive has 32gb)

    I went to the Microsoft Technology Center in Irvine for the Windows Phone Live Tile Event.
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    what were the giveaways etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by usstuscon12 View Post
    ... -Device only has 16gb of storage (my Arrive has 32gb)
    Busted: "Your" Arrive also has 16 GB, unless you have a custom-made one from HTC.

    But it's only your second post; maybe you were nervous. ;)
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    Not a typo, first Gen windows phones uses microsd card for memory, so i just put in a 32gb card replacing the 16gb. I think windows phones now should have 32gb of memory, especially with it being a flagship I see no reason why it wouldn't.

    Giveaways were raffles for Xbox stuff, lumia 900, poster and a windows phone fancy notepad and stickers lol
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    I'm going to the NYC one next week. bringing my gf along to double my chances of winning a lumia 900 since mine was stolen :(
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    I have a lumia 900 already and I wonder if I should still go to the event I am registered for the San Francisco one on the 3rd...
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    Went to the last event in Texas that I know about and walked out with an Xbox, plus the event was incredibly interesting. Big win for Microsoft and windows phone. They need to do another event for windows 8 and wp8. Just call it behind the times with Windows and really push the integration between all of their platforms.

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    Correction: Behind the Tiles with Windows. Not times, that might give the wrong impression.

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    Unfortunately I couldn't attend, my buddy did and he walked out with a Star Wars Xbox bundle. It was at the Irvine location.

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    I got a call from the marketing group behind this event to make sure I was attending. Surprised me and I can't wait!
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    whoa, how did you guys get the star wars xbox bundles?

    the guy who just called me mentioned something about bringing our smartphones for a chance to win one. did they giveaway any phones as prizes?
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    they give away 2 star wars xbox bundles, microsoft points, 2 lumia's (iirc) and some small SWAG items for everyone. It was a cool event. I went to the one in SF. I didn't win anything but cool anyways.
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    I'm going to the one in Charlotte on Monday the 14th. Looking forward to it! I'll be interested how many folks attend because the location is about 20-25 minutes from downtown and is pretty far away from the local college (UNC-Charlotte).
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    They also did the "Smoked by WP" at the events too so you either get an XBox game if you win and a portable speaker if you lose. I like that they gave you a Lumia 900 to do the demos at the event so you are not umbilical-corded during the event. I think I got my brother hooked after he got Smoked and handling the Lumia. We were one number away from winning the XBox bundle but 2 of the WP fans we met won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by er3_unc View Post
    I'm going to the one in Charlotte on Monday the 14th. Looking forward to it! I'll be interested how many folks attend because the location is about 20-25 minutes from downtown and is pretty far away from the local college (UNC-Charlotte).
    I got a call saying that they are moving it to the Microsoft campus. Also I think it's on the 17th. I hope I see you there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccrraaiigg007 View Post
    I got a call saying that they are moving it to the Microsoft campus. Also I think it's on the 17th. I hope I see you there!
    Yes, I got that call too! I think they're actually having 3 events in Charlotte, the 14th, 16th and 17th
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    I went to the San Diego one with my sister, and she won a cyan 900, which is mine now woot...woot
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    I was at the event in Charlotte on the 17th. Eh. Glad the lady that won the second phone did, she looked like she could have used it. And the guy that won the second Microsoft Points was a cool dude, got to talk to him--he loved his HD7 but I felt bad 'cause the battery in that thing stinks. The pizza was nice?
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    I wish they were having one near me, I'd love to go.

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