- 02-23-2013, 11:32 PM #1
Ok so I'm at work using my phone on break and a group of people say
"hey that's a good looking phone what is it" oh this? Its a windows phone. immediately after saying that a guy says.
" oh I heard those phones suck" the crowd says "me too me too". And they disperse
I have too wonder why Microsoft has such a bad rep. Clearly they are not advertising right or something. Unfortunately this is not the only time this has happened too me. Makes me wonder
02-23-2013, 11:40 PM #2
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One thing I exploit the most when I do this to android phones is go to their marketplace and have them scroll about five page lengths of apps them have them go back to the top. I do the same. Then tell them to scroll as fast as they can and watch the magic. Their phones have seizures while mine is smooth as silk.
Works even more substantially when doing the same on the web.
You could even show them the tight integration, or how Xbox music is and the little things their phones can't do.
Oh happy times.
- 02-24-2013, 02:25 AM #5
People are used to Microsoft of old, with Windows Mobile and Windows XP. WP represents the birth of a new Microsoft. And its going to take time to repair the reputation MS has had for years.
Also, people are stupid. They here one thing about something new, is make long term judgments based on that. Just ask them if they can open office documents on their phone...
I get flak at my company for my Windows Phone, especially since I'm the company's designer which is traditionally a Apple fan position. But I also get people very intrigued about it.
02-24-2013, 04:34 AM #6
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I think part of the problem is the name itself. The average person thinks 'Windows' and they probably think your phone runs Windows OS, has a taskbar, and blue screens on the hour.
Not sure what they should have called it, but as perception goes, i don't think they went with the right name.
- 02-24-2013, 11:19 AM #8
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- 02-24-2013, 12:22 PM #12
Most people I know had iPods. I even knew more people who had Sandisk MP3 players than Zune. I had a Sandisk MP3 player.
If a different name were chosen, I'd have gone with Xbox. Everyone knows Xbox, and Xbox has great brand recognition.
- 02-24-2013, 12:38 PM #14
Maybe "Surface Phone" would have been a better name than "Windows Phone".
02-24-2013, 09:54 PM #16
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- 02-24-2013, 10:29 PM #17
I had a Sandisk, then a Zune 8GB, and now still use my Zune HD. I love it. The fact that my Arrive and WP 7.x had Zune baked in was awesome. Miss it on my 8x. Anyone who's seen it was like "That's hot. Why didn't I ever hear of it?" I get the same thing with my 8x, tho I do get some people who ate like "Oh yeah. I heard about them. WP phones any good?" and I get to do my pitch.
- 02-24-2013, 10:34 PM #18
tough times man, tough times.
02-25-2013, 02:07 AM #19
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I sell mobile phones for a living and am the "lone wolf" as the sole windows phone rep in a sea of hypePhone and crashDroid sheep.
It is my "mission from god" to convert these naysayers into believers....
But really... Its all a matter of perspective. There are different OS' for each lifestyle. True business people who use or used BlackBerry for its intended purpose transition into a Wp really well b/c of a true Office w/ skydrive integration. Other OS' have to pay over $10 for a premium app which has limited capabilities. Android & iOS the "for everyone" phones people who care only for what the media say is acceptable. Watch a movie, someone is using an iPhone. Watch tv, Samsung galaxy 3 commercials every 2 minutes.( sadly WP has no instagram and is the breaker of deal with those users )
Gamers. Another one who in all honesty there are more premium games very well designed for those platforms and with the delay? Of new Xbox games on Wp8... Buy Xbox live games always raise some eye brows.
However music people... Xbox music pass - here is some good use of branding and switch from the unknown Zune of old to a name that is immediately recognizable. When I show people my phone the first thing they see is my Xbox music and Xbox game tiles. You can't get a service like that with iOS.
All in all, you have a far more stable OS phone which is not going to crash as often as an Android (I have to fix android phones 30/1 over WP. And your phone will stand out from an abundance in iP and Droid. Because one thing is true... The metro design of WP not as boring as the others.
- 02-25-2013, 04:42 PM #20
Just ignore them !
People used to say the same about both the iPhone & the Android Phones ... from a personal experience !
I was an iOS early adaptor , 1st Gen iPod touch (iPhone OS 1.2) , everyone sees me holding it comes & says "Wow , What Is That ?" when I reply "Apple" they go "Oh , I heard they are bad & have a lot of problems" The rest of em always agrees with him\her !
I was using android since 2.0 , guess what ? Same thing ...
Now everyone is iPhone this , Android that ...
I recently jumped to Windows Phone 8 & guess what my uncle said to me when he saw it ? He told me the same thing about Android ! Guess what is he using now ?
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