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View Poll Results: What Region Are You From?

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  • Africa

    0 0%
  • Asia Pacific

    0 0%
  • Europe

    1 14.29%
  • Latin America

    1 14.29%
  • Middle East

    0 0%
  • North America

    5 71.43%
  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    What Region are you from? Let's see where our user base on the forum is located in terms of phone users...

    Vote in the Poll and help represent your Region. Microsoft breaks it down into 6 areas: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America.

    What special challenges do you think Windows Phone has in your Region or Country? Do you think Windows Phone has any special advantages where you live?
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 05-05-2015 at 11:27 PM.
    05-05-2015 10:57 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What special challenges do you think Windows Phone has in your Region or Country?
    Carrier exclusives, lack of flagship device, lack of apps from well-known US businesses (banks, stores, restaurants)
    Do you think Windows Phone has any special advantages where you live?
    It has a better chance to get noticed, since it is unique, compared to all the Samsungs and iPhones. It is something that could start a new trend, if one likes to be cutting-edge.
    Guytronic, aximtreo and RumoredNow like this.
    05-05-2015 11:08 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    To help clarify the Regions are officially comprised of the following countries...

    Africa
    Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia

    Asia Pacific
    Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Europe
    Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, .Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, .Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

    Latin America
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua. Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

    Middle East
    Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

    North America
    Canada, United States of America


    Is your country left off the lists? How do you get your Windows Phones? Local retailer? Web site? Do you have to import them yourself?
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 05-06-2015 at 10:42 AM. Reason: Added country
    05-05-2015 11:25 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I don't see SOL on there?











    05-05-2015 11:55 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    LOLz... I'm on the last place on the lists. North America, United States of America.

    Despite being the home of the freaking thing, I don't think Windows Phone gets any respect here from the carriers, the citizenry or the blogs. Everybody is all look at my iDroid Galaxy Pad. Faddish to a fault. I hardly ever see a Windows Phone in someone's hands other than my own and I suspect getting Windows Phone hardware may be easier in the third world.

    When I was in Italy last year, Windows Phone seemed to be on equal footing with Android and iOS there in terms of visibility and carrier support. Here I feel like I'm carrying around some plague infested item that scares people.
    05-06-2015 12:13 AM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    Maybe some day the drudgery of being a Windows mobile fan will fade.

    We have a couple of A-devices.
    Our hearts really do lay with the Microsoft way of doing things though.

    Maybe someone at MS will stand up and slap some sense into people up in the cockpit.
    05-06-2015 12:20 AM
  7. Noman Shaam's Avatar
    I'm from Pakistan. I'm using Lumia 532. I'm getting a problem with keyboard. there is no Urdu keyboard in it. we want so.
    i love ❤ windows phone. these are good. But so difficult to use.
    05-06-2015 12:23 AM
  8. ttsoldier's Avatar
    To help clarify the Regions are officially comprised of the following countries...

    Africa
    Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia

    Asia Pacific
    Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Europe
    Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, .Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, .Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

    Latin America
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua. Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela

    Middle East
    Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

    North America
    Canada, United States of America


    Is your country left off the lists? How do you get your Windows Phones? Local retailer? Web site? Do you have to import them yourself?
    You forgot Trinidad and Tobago :(
    05-06-2015 01:23 AM
  9. djeire84's Avatar
    Europe, Ireland baby!!! Lol my real name ire is actually Irish for Ireland. My dad is very patriotic lol
    05-06-2015 01:57 AM
  10. Laurence_Leong's Avatar
    From Asia Pacific (Malaysia)
    First Microsoft physical store (in Asia pacific) is going to open in KLCC(Petronas Twin Tower) this Saturday!! Pretty Excited, Proud to be Malaysian!!

    Non of my friend using Windows phone =_=
    Android have a strong ground here especially with the invasion of mid-range budget phone from China manufactures like XiaoMi, Lenovo and Oppo too
    iPhone, I guess pretty much the same all over the world

    Personal opinion
    - Implementation of GST and recession of MYR currency rate will have further impact on the sales
    - Lumia 640/Xl is good but quite pricy compared to the spec offered by other android manufacture (understand that windows OS might not be resources hungry like android)

    Still feeling tough for windows phone to gain ground here.. Although there are almost 1 nokia store in every large shopping mall

    There are no telco offer plan for Lumia devices in Malaysia (not that I know)
    05-06-2015 02:53 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'm from Pakistan. I'm using Lumia 532. I'm getting a problem with keyboard. there is no Urdu keyboard in it. we want so.
    i love ❤ windows phone. these are good. But so difficult to use.
    I wonder if an intrepid Developer might be able to implement an Urdu keyboard? Have you tried asking in the Developer Forums?
    Developers Corner - Windows Central Forums

    With approximately 105 million native users that is perhaps not a high enough percentage of world population to put Urdu on the fast track for Microsoft language support, but an indie developer might want to take a run at it. I'm really not sure about the APIs involved so I'm only speculating they will be able to get a keyboard to call up for certain apps like messaging and email... ?


    You forgot Trinidad and Tobago :(
    Sorry about that... I simply copied the countries over from these lists: Software update for Lumia with Windows Phone 8 - Microsoft - Global

    I had to assume you receive Regional Models there and Microsoft does not make a variant for your country or any carriers operating there. However I do now find a Country Variant for Trinidad Tobago accounted for on the registry lists: https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-US/O...nlocked_phones and even one carrier variant... https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-US/O...e_operator_IDs

    I'll go ahead and add Trinidad and Tobago to the above list...
    05-06-2015 10:41 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    Europe, Ireland baby!!! Lol my real name ire is actually Irish for Ireland. My dad is very patriotic lol
    Jameison or Bushmill?

    LOL
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-06-2015 12:21 PM
  13. aximtreo's Avatar
    Carriers and carrier exclusives are the bane of WP in the US. No if, ands or buts.
    05-06-2015 12:22 PM

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