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    I love the end of the ads. XD

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad47KCnaCT8[/YT]
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfIFnFjETAo[/YT]
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    Saw that this morning at the cinema.

    Adverts all around my local town centre, and my local phones4u has adverts for the 920 everywhere.

    The adverts blitz has started.
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    Steve said that we won't wake up an open a newspaper, tune in to a radio or put on a TV show without noticing Windows on there. I won't be surprised if I see Lumia themed Christmas gift wraps in my local supermarkets :P
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    We are going to sell the crap out of this phone and not let you buy it...
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    Yea, Windows was ALLLLL over the World Series. Before every game there was a personal interview that was brought to you by Windows Phone and most of the segments within the game itself were brought to you by Windows 8.

    My parents came for a vacation and my mom was saying she didn't like the commercials because they didn't tell her how to do anything on the new computer...and she just got done learning Win7 and didn't want to change.

    The reason I bring that up, these commercials do a great job of getting bits and pieces of the phone out, how some things work, features it has, but ALSO moves around enough to keep up with the ADD world of today.

    I like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtieson View Post
    My parents came for a vacation and my mom was saying she didn't like the commercials because they didn't tell her how to do anything on the new computer...and she just got done learning Win7 and didn't want to change.

    The reason I bring that up, these commercials do a great job of getting bits and pieces of the phone out, how some things work, features it has, but ALSO moves around enough to keep up with the ADD world of today.

    I like them.
    That's unfortunate that she just learned Win7, but the purpose of a commercial isn't supposed to teach you how to use it, especially not something so complex as an OS. They're just there to sell sell sell. There will be countless teaching resources online to learn from .

    I like these adds as well, they seem to get the product out there and the people in them seem genuine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscookz View Post
    That's unfortunate that she just learned Win7, but the purpose of a commercial isn't supposed to teach you how to use it, especially not something so complex as an OS. They're just there to sell sell sell. There will be countless teaching resources online to learn from .

    I like these adds as well, they seem to get the product out there and the people in them seem genuine.
    It was mostly the Surface ads...there is nothing in there that shows you ANY features AT ALL. She said something about how she wanted to actually learn something about the computer (My mom calls all tablets, including her Asus Transformer, "computers". Their desktop is just her "big computer"). I told her that is just the way the current market is trending, that the ads need to have something about them that helps push them towards a "viral" status. It's more just about name recognition than it is about learning facts/features...the old "I'm a PC and I made Windows 7" commercials didn't cut it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtieson View Post
    (My mom calls all tablets, including her Asus Transformer, "computers". Their desktop is just her "big computer").
    I like it, reminds me of my parents lol.
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    Can you not just put her in desktop mode and tell her - there that's your Windows 7 and then show her how to go back by hitting "invisible start" button and then all tiles are new Start menu. If she wants to look for a program, once she is in start menu she just needs to start typing what she wants to open. This is how I explained to my Grand dad and it only took him 2 hours and now he feels like he is a pro at this! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    Saw that this morning at the cinema.

    Adverts all around my local town centre, and my local phones4u has adverts for the 920 everywhere.

    The adverts blitz has started.
    I haven't seen one d@mned ad for Windows Phone 8 yet. However, I have seen plenty for Windows 8 and Surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstarzzz View Post
    Can you not just put her in desktop mode and tell her - there that's your Windows 7 and then show her how to go back by hitting "invisible start" button and then all tiles are new Start menu. If she wants to look for a program, once she is in start menu she just needs to start typing what she wants to open. This is how I explained to my Grand dad and it only took him 2 hours and now he feels like he is a pro at this! :P
    Ohh, it's not that we couldn't try. If I wanted to spend the cash I'd just install it, she'd learn it in a day and be good from there. She is just adverse to change (as most are...) so when the change isn't NEEDED...there really is no point.

    That's what MS needs to really push with all their ads this holiday...its new, different and in a good way! I did a hands on of Win8 this weekend and learned the basics of the OS in 20 minutes. The main issue with Win8 and thus WinPhone 8 is that this is the 1st time you are asking people to learn a NEW way to use Windows since Windows 95.

    You should have seen her (well, heard, she'd call me for help) when she retired. At her school they had Macs, so all of a sudden there were TWO mouse buttons on her home computer!!! *GASP*! That threw her for a loop for weeks as she'd always click near the center of the mouse so it was a coin flip if she was going to hit Right or Left.

    Wow...got off topic fast there, haha. I went back and threw in some commercial stuff to keep it a little more OnTopic. :D
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    This is Lumia! Switch now!*






    *Except if you prefer the other 10,000+ carriers that we won't support. **** you, Nokia!
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    Dp
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    Okay, Nokia, I am sold.

    How much is it? Oh you cannot say?

    Is it on my carrier? Oh, it isn't?

    Where can I buy? Oh, nowhere yet?

    When can I buy? Oh, "in the coming months."

    Gotcha. :P
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    The horse you are beating is beyond dead. Time for something original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stmav View Post
    The horse you are beating is beyond dead. Time for something original.
    I disagree. Balance is in order. Rah-rah cheerleading is what is inappropriate right now, IMO.
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    ...but it's exclusive to AT&T :'(

    Nonetheless, the ad push for this is going to be quite large.
    WPCentral's Resident Elitist :D
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    I am sure AT&T has a lot for customers than other carriers in the USA, why else would it be exclusive? Or it is that they are richer than anyone else like EE in the UK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heron_Kusanagi View Post
    I love the end of the ads. XD
    I do, too! Man, I miss that Nokia ringtone. It's still there on Windows Phones, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtieson View Post
    My mom calls all tablets, including her Asus Transformer, "computers". Their desktop is just her "big computer".
    Your mom is technically right about that ;). They're all computers with different interfaces and form factors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtieson View Post
    ...the old "I'm a PC and I made Windows 7" commercials didn't cut it.
    They really didn't. Windows 7 was a success because 1) It was/is a really good OS, 2) Vista was a train wreck in mind share and reality; people wanted to move past Vista ASAP and 3) computers shipped with Windows 7 after its launch so what options did people have? ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by db4williams View Post
    I haven't seen one d@mned ad for Windows Phone 8 yet. However, I have seen plenty for Windows 8 and Surface.
    I don't think TV commercials for WP8 are on the air, yet. At least not in the US. I guess you can't have commercials for phones that you can't buy, yet :P.
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    I want a L920 in cyan so bad.

    EDIT: And the ringtones are there in my L900. Even the dubstep remix one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    I disagree. Balance is in order. Rah-rah cheerleading is what is inappropriate right now, IMO.
    I agree balance is in order. Having said that, balance your criticism, it's the same thing over and over. You are very funny when you want to be, I know you can do it.
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    I am ticked off. Microsoft placed a lot of trust in Nokia's ability to execute, making them the biggest partner and the most privileged, and so far that trust has been violated over and over, to the detriment of the platform.

    I don't want to see WP die, but at the rate of screw-ups this year, we're getting into the danger zone.
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    Hopefully whenever they do launch the devices here, it'll stop the bleeding. And maybe do a better job of executing the 2nd wave of devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by db4williams View Post
    I haven't seen one d@mned ad for Windows Phone 8 yet. However, I have seen plenty for Windows 8 and Surface.
    I bet the interest will cross platforms. If someone is interested in Windows 8 then goes to buy a new phone and "Hey this phone is just like my computer!". Could result in more sales/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    Saw that this morning at the cinema.

    Adverts all around my local town centre, and my local phones4u has adverts for the 920 everywhere.

    The adverts blitz has started.
    Shame there is no product to buy.
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