1. vistascan32's Avatar
    I got my sister an unlocked yellow 1020 and took her to the T-Mobile store to get a new sim card. When we got to the store one of the reps immediately noticed the phone and started asking me about it. He asked about the colors, the camera, apps - the usual stuff. At one point he even pointed out that people weren't buying the 925 because there wasn't an Instagram app for WP. To my surprise he brought up Instance as alternative. Right before I left the store I noticed that he himself was using the 925 with the charging pad, which was cool.

    It was a very interesting experience.
    08-04-2013 03:39 PM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    If people aren't buying the 925 because of the lack of an (official) Instagram app, it's a sad state of affairs. It's great to hear that there are cool reps like this who actually like WP and are knowledgeable on the platform, though.
    08-04-2013 04:18 PM
  3. NTUser's Avatar
    What is the world coming to, when the decency of an OS is determined based on its lacking of one app (a lot of apps makes sense, but <i>one?</i>).

    Glad to hear there are still sales reps out there who listen to the customer!
    08-04-2013 08:37 PM
  4. christenmartin's Avatar
    The "app" problem is paper argument. Different OS's are always going to have different apps. You have to find something to sell your devise. An app gets popular you buy it and keep it proprietary. Then you can market apps rather than improving on OS/hardware.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-04-2013 08:54 PM
  5. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Well, is this one of the reasons people and businesses shy'ed away from the Mac due to the lack of applications and programs that were available on windows?

    Apps, er applications played a role in the past and sill do, even if these apps are somewhat not on the same level as before.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-04-2013 08:55 PM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    Well, is this one of the reasons people and businesses shy'ed away from the Mac due to the lack of applications and programs that were available on windows?

    Apps, er applications played a role in the past and sill do, even if these apps are somewhat not on the same level as before.
    Exactly, just because we don't think Instagram isn't important doesn't mean that it isn't. Why should someone buy a certain phone if it doesn't do something they deem necessary, but a competitor does?
    21stNow and WanderingTraveler like this.
    08-04-2013 10:32 PM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    This is exactly the backwards mentality some people have. They wont touch a 3rd party app even if its way more polished and well maintained than an official app. I remember when my sisters friend was selling her lumia 800 i asked her why was she selling it. She replied cos she couldn't install her ios apps on her L800 via itunes therefore wp was sh*** and was going to get android as someone said to install apps that's what u use. At that point i didn't know either to rage rant or laugh my *** off. So with a straight face i told her even if her friend tried that it wont even bloody work and that if she wants to get rid of it that badly ill buy it for 10, as ill just use it as a trade in for the L920 when released. Oh that changed her friend's mind pretty sharpish lol.
    08-04-2013 10:48 PM
  8. LMZR's Avatar
    It's a bit stupid just to not buy a phone that doesn't have the official app.

    But has multiple other third-party apps...
    08-05-2013 03:12 AM
  9. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Well it is almost like buying off brand merchandise products. Even thought they may have the same ingredients or is manufactured by the same parent company, people will still rather have the official one...

    For instance, 6stance will have the approval from instagram for use and validity. Some people may still see it as off brand. I actually see Rudy making it better and instagram taking cues from him!

    I want a good product, third party or not... I'm not a instagram person, but good apps, official or not is want i want. I just dislike when vendors make developers take down there app, when the vendor infect does not want to support the platform... They are telling the customers of certain platforms, we don't care about you... Why not throw those devs a bone as they still bring you customers and did work they did not have to do.
    08-05-2013 08:00 AM
  10. AlexRodriguezNY's Avatar
    To me what happened with the 925 is that Tmobile didn't pick the right timing to launch the phone. After one or two weeks AT&T and Nokia came out with the 1020 and that affected the 925
    08-05-2013 08:07 AM
  11. vistascan32's Avatar
    People like instagram, if they find it essential then that's what they want (need, I guess).

    The rep also talked about the Xbox integration and and using Xbox music. He asked my sister if she had an Xbox and when she said no he was like "why even have a windows phone?" which I just laughed at.
    cckgz4 likes this.
    08-06-2013 06:11 PM
  12. kriz225's Avatar
    Well, is this one of the reasons people and businesses shy'ed away from the Mac due to the lack of applications and programs that were available on windows?

    Apps, er applications played a role in the past and sill do, even if these apps are somewhat not on the same level as before.
    I would hardly compare the two. Mac OS was (and in some instances, still is) incompatible with many peripherals as well as software which were necessary to accomplish anything meaningful with the device. As popular and trendy as Instagram is I doubt that anything meaningful has ever, or will ever come of it that couldn't be done elsewhere. Besides, as it was pointed out, the functionality is there, just not from the horse's mouth.

    I still don't think this is worth getting fired up about. The individuals who's priorities are set in such a way so as to find this a problem will simply flock to whatever is trendiest and will not be the true measure of an OS' success.
    08-18-2013 11:06 PM
  13. cckgz4's Avatar
    It does suck that there isn't an official app for Instagram and that consumers aren't interested in third party alternatives. I'm interested in anything as long as it works. I think one thing stores can do is load up the third party alternatives like Instance or soon to come 6tag and get folks to see that it CAN be possible to do without much work.


    And let's not be like Crackberry and act like certain apps aren't needed, when clearly they are.
    08-20-2013 04:01 PM
  14. felipemfarias's Avatar
    The reason to not buying the 925 is because it only has 16 gb of storage. If they release a 32gb model I think more people will be buying it.
    08-20-2013 10:01 PM
  15. kriz225's Avatar
    And let's not be like Crackberry and act like certain apps aren't needed, when clearly they are.
    If you're referring to me, I didn't say Instagram wasn't needed. I said the fact that WP doesn't have the official app shouldn't be compared to the time when Apple's OS wouldn't even work with your printer. Social networking apps, particularly minimalistic ones like Instagram should hardly be compared to essential basic functionality like being able to print a document or run the software that's needed for your company.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    08-20-2013 10:35 PM

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