01-13-2014 11:54 PM
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  1. Rainmarie's Avatar
    Lots of us love phablets! Because they are phab of course! I change my themes like my mood or to match my outfits. I use earbud headsets to talk on it. I love the size for watching movies and such.
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    01-09-2014 10:53 AM
  2. Rainmarie's Avatar
    Sorry for the double post. But you get what I'm saying! ๐Ÿ˜
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    01-09-2014 10:55 AM
  3. joe_easton's Avatar
    Yes us women like big phones, phablets or whatever you want to call it. Makes sense to me because I do more on it than just talk.

    I have held it up to my ear to talk but I prefer the little headset earphones and then I can hold it waist length or lower or to free up my hands when I am home. I change my themes everyday spending what mood I'm in or what I'm wearing. ๏˜‚

    I need to change my theme more often; I use Blue too often. Maybe I will try yellow for a while?
    01-09-2014 11:08 AM
  4. maclancer's Avatar
    Sorry for the double post. But you get what I'm saying! ๐Ÿ˜
    yes I do ๐Ÿ˜‰
    01-09-2014 04:51 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Lots of us love phablets! Because they are phab of course! I change my themes like my mood or to match my outfits. I use earbud headsets to talk on it. I love the size for watching movies and such.
    That makes complete sense. Lots of people have different preferences.
    01-10-2014 01:05 AM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    I need to change my theme more often; I use Blue too often. Maybe I will try yellow for a while?
    My mom made me wear my sisters yellow snow boots to school once when I lost my black ones.
    I got beat up before I could get up the steps to get inside.

    I do like yellow tho...
    Have fun and don't be scared of yellow!
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    01-10-2014 01:36 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My mom made me wear my sisters yellow snow boots to school once when I lost my black ones.
    I got beat up before I could get up the steps to get inside.

    I do like yellow tho...
    Have fun and don't be scared of yellow!
    Paddington!

    paddington-plushy.jpg
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    01-10-2014 01:58 AM
  8. joe_easton's Avatar
    My mom made me wear my sisters yellow snow boots to school once when I lost my black ones.
    I got beat up before I could get up the steps to get inside.

    I do like yellow tho...
    Have fun and don't be scared of yellow!

    Haha! I guess yellow boots aren't popular.
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    01-10-2014 02:29 PM
  9. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Why would you want to make someone love Windows? Surely that's Microsoft's job? Are they paying you?
    Also 'love' seems a inappropriate emotion to have towards a piece of software.
    01-12-2014 04:55 AM
  10. undulose's Avatar
    That's very hard to answer, mate. I too don't like WP a bit but I bought my Lumia for the sake of a (nearly) point-and-shoot camera and Nokia's ingenuity in making phones. I was very hesitant at first to have a WP phone since I already have the Nexus 7 and I love the vanilla Android experience, especially rooting and other technical stuff, but Nokia's camera and software are the top among smartphones. Besides, WP is a lot different than Android's and iOS's, and it will be Android overkill for me if I still buy an Android smartphone.

    Bottomline: Most people will love WP if they already have a mobile platform with a different platform. They'll love its exotic ecosystem. Only a minority will like to have MS mobile platforms at the same time because iOS and Android have a lot of high-quality apps (and a lot of junk apps too), especially when it comes to games.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    01-12-2014 05:14 AM
  11. Anant Anand's Avatar
    Yes... Though I play DEVIL'S ADVOCATE in this forum and try to show wp8 shortcomings in order to improve it... I can proudly say i made 8 of my colleagues shift to wp8. (7 720 and 1 620) ... I have ability to put my point... How? I won't share it... Else, MSFT will use it... Next week after my vacation, u guys will get to see picture of all wp8 office...
    01-12-2014 06:08 AM
  12. joe_easton's Avatar
    Why would you want to make someone love Windows? Surely that's Microsoft's job? Are they paying you?
    Also 'love' seems a inappropriate emotion to have towards a piece of software.
    Haha! Maybe MS should pay me! That would be nice.

    Maybe love is a strong word; I love WP like I love tacos. Maybe that will help explain what I mean. My point is that my liking of WP has not transferred to others around me liking WP. I guess I thought it would have. That is all. . ..
    01-12-2014 02:48 PM
  13. joe_easton's Avatar
    Yes... Though I play DEVIL'S ADVOCATE in this forum and try to show wp8 shortcomings in order to improve it... I can proudly say i made 8 of my colleagues shift to wp8. (7 720 and 1 620) ... I have ability to put my point... How? I won't share it... Else, MSFT will use it... Next week after my vacation, u guys will get to see picture of all wp8 office...
    I am confused; why would you be afraid of MS stealing your idea? Are you making $ when you get people to switch?
    01-12-2014 02:49 PM
  14. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    People are gonna love the products that do what they need them to do. And most of the time, it'll be a hodgepodge of products.
    01-12-2014 02:51 PM
  15. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    The problem is that many relate Windows to the crummy old Dell Dimension with like 256 MB of RAM and a crappy Celeron processor that they have sitting in the corner of the family room running Windows XP. Much of the hate of Vista or Windows 8 comes from people parroting the opinions of others. If people have a few minutes to check out Windows for themselves, I think most see it's not that bad. But the non functioning display units at Best Buy aren't helping.
    Honestly, I think this idea that people hate Windows is more a techie thing than a general consumer thing. My mother in law has a Vista computer in her living room and not once has she or anyone else complained about it.
    01-12-2014 02:54 PM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    Why would you want to make someone love Windows? Surely that's Microsoft's job? Are they paying you?
    True statement.

    Microsoft also should immediately discontinue the "Scroogled" campaign.
    Big boy advertising politics should be minimized when pushing products.
    Focus on any positives and listen to the consumer.

    When MS learns to saddle the horse correctly then the ride will be easy.
    01-12-2014 05:43 PM
  17. anony_mouse's Avatar
    True statement.

    Microsoft also should immediately discontinue the "Scroogled" campaign.
    Big boy advertising politics should be minimized when pushing products.
    Focus on any positives and listen to the consumer.

    When MS learns to saddle the horse correctly then the ride will be easy.
    I tend to agree. Negative advertising about competitors like "Scroogled" looks tacky and desperate. Maybe it's a cultural thing - my impression is that it's much more common in the US than elsewhere. It also seems unlikely to make me use Microsoft's services instead. If one doesn't trust one large American company, why would one trust another?
    01-13-2014 04:34 AM
  18. Ian Too's Avatar
    I've been quite successful is getting people to give WP a go and that is mainly by being happy with it and helpful to everyone no matter what they have. I have for example set my colleagues' work rotas up using Outlook.com, so they are able to manage their affairs without having to use an app.

    Both my old WP7 handsets were sold to work colleagues and four other colleagues have adopted WP since I switched.

    It isn't all down to me though; two are avid gamers so Xbox integration helps along with being able to earn achievements. Also Google have helped, as there is a growing distrust of that organisation which I'm fanning for all I'm worth. :)
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    01-13-2014 05:07 AM
  19. anony_mouse's Avatar
    It isn't all down to me though; two are avid gamers so Xbox integration helps along with being able to earn achievements. Also Google have helped, as there is a growing distrust of that organisation which I'm fanning for all I'm worth. :)
    Just curious - why do you bother to do this? Do you work for Microsoft? Are you a Microsoft shareholder?
    01-13-2014 07:12 AM
  20. joe_easton's Avatar
    I tend to agree. Negative advertising about competitors like "Scroogled" looks tacky and desperate. Maybe it's a cultural thing - my impression is that it's much more common in the US than elsewhere. It also seems unlikely to make me use Microsoft's services instead. If one doesn't trust one large American company, why would one trust another?
    I think the scroogled ads are clever but I'm not sure the general public likes them. I agree, focus on positives and stop bashing the competition
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    01-13-2014 10:22 PM
  21. joe_easton's Avatar
    I've been quite successful is getting people to give WP a go and that is mainly by being happy with it and helpful to everyone no matter what they have. I have for example set my colleagues' work rotas up using Outlook.com, so they are able to manage their affairs without having to use an app.

    Both my old WP7 handsets were sold to work colleagues and four other colleagues have adopted WP since I switched.

    It isn't all down to me though; two are avid gamers so Xbox integration helps along with being able to earn achievements. Also Google have helped, as there is a growing distrust of that organisation which I'm fanning for all I'm worth. :)
    thanks for sharing. I'm the go to person for cell phones in most of my social circles. I'll continue to promote the advantages of WP
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    01-13-2014 10:24 PM
  22. Guytronic's Avatar
    Dr. Deflecto here ...
    The power of advertising:
    Remembering an ad campaign for the iPhone that appeared on the electronic fireplace about 2 years ago.

    The ad tagline went on something like:
    "If you don't have an iPhone then you don't have an iPhone."

    That one always stuck in my craw making me out as a lower form of life being iDeficient.
    Considered the ad as a slap in the face and found it irritating and insulting.

    Of course this type of advertising probably was aimed at younger gadget junkies rich and poor who just had to have the best of the best.
    To this day when I see or hear "iPhone" I think: "Well I don't have an iPhone so I guess I don't need an iPhone" ...

    WP may snare and corner the forgotten older consumer meaning people like myself that just couldn't justify a complex very expensive device for say retired life.
    Pointing at Amazon's reviews for the L521 there are quite a few of the 580 reviewers mentioning things like:
    Got this for my dad he actually uses it
    My mom just bought this enjoying it thoroughly
    I'm retired and bought this because of price, didn't realize how easy to use and powerful it is

    I was told by a saleskid in WalMart the L520 GoPhone and the T-Mobile L521 made their top stolen item list.
    So now they are kept under lock and key at the counter.
    If thievery is an indicator maybe WP has a chance!
    01-13-2014 11:54 PM
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