03-09-2015 03:10 AM
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  1. DaveGx's Avatar
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    Really?! They couldn't use WP 8 or 8.1 ?! Come on. If you're going to show off this OS in a big show like this, you'd think they would use a new OS. Just looking at it I cant even imagine using WP7 again. It looks bland...awful. That isn't going to do WP any good showcasing this like that.
    Randym7 likes this.
    02-27-2015 09:09 AM
  2. iop777's Avatar
    That is Windows Phone 8/8.1.. I just watched that episode, they were using a Lumia 520..
    02-27-2015 09:12 AM
  3. DaveGx's Avatar
    That's not 8.1. MAYBE 8 but looks more like 7 to me. If MS pushed to have WP showcased, the least they could've done is have a say in how the OS looked. It looks so boring and bland.
    02-27-2015 09:14 AM
  4. iop777's Avatar
    It's definitely at least 8. The 520 can't run 7.. It looks bland because that's the out of the box start screen. Besides he was only given the phone for emergencies so it makes sense that it looks bland.
    02-27-2015 09:20 AM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    what does it matter? its the same UI since 7.0, in fact, if they used a newer version with a startscreen background it could confuse people, since wp is better known for its stark & solid colors, you cant find a better representation than this one
    02-27-2015 11:58 AM
  6. DaveGx's Avatar
    what does it matter? its the same UI since 7.0, in fact, if they used a newer version with a startscreen background it could confuse people, since wp is better known for its stark & solid colors, you cant find a better representation than this one
    Eh. If you are going to spend a ton of money to get your product placed, you should put more effort in to how its portrayed. I love WP, but if I never seen it before or didn't have one, this would not make me want one. They didn't necessarily have to use a background, but they could have spruced it up a little bit, put 8.1 on it, arrange the main screen a bit. Make it APPEALING. That's all im saying.
    02-28-2015 08:31 AM
  7. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    That is obviously not WP7. WP 7 had a black area to the right of the tiles. I also spotted a 1020 in an episode. In fact, if market share was dictated by this show, WP looks like it's way above what it actually is.
    jmshub likes this.
    03-02-2015 12:50 AM
  8. Florin_Anghel's Avatar
    It's WP10!!!! /s
    03-02-2015 02:02 PM
  9. ManuelPineda's Avatar
    Doug has a Lumia 930 at the end.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    03-02-2015 02:15 PM
  10. a5cent's Avatar
    That is obviously not WP7. WP 7 had a black area to the right of the tiles
    WP7.8 didn't have the gutter, so at least based on the start screen it really could be WP7.8.

    I've yet to recognize a WP7 device though. They are all at least WP8.0 hardware.
    03-02-2015 02:17 PM
  11. Jas00555's Avatar
    The hardware is a Lumia 520, so it has to be WP8/8.1.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    03-02-2015 02:26 PM
  12. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    WP7.8 didn't have the gutter, so at least based on the start screen it really could be WP7.8.

    I've yet to recognize a WP7 device though. They are all at least WP8.0 hardware.
    Considering that I was smart enough to get a WP8 device (920) instead of sitting around and waiting for 7.8, I wouldn't know. But since hardly anyone stuck with 7 to even get 7.8, the odds that it would make it into a modern show is about the same odds as a real life Godzilla growing out of a mushroom and destroying all of Tokyo.
    a5cent and Nicholas Maguire like this.
    03-02-2015 07:23 PM
  13. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ lol. Just to be clear, I wasn't saying it's 7.8. Just that based only on the start screen, it could have been.
    03-02-2015 07:42 PM
  14. amitnahar's Avatar
    This is definitely WP8 as the hardware is Lumia 520 and there is no status bar. So WP8 it is.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    03-02-2015 07:42 PM
  15. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    ^ lol. Just to be clear, I wasn't saying it's 7.8. Just that based only on the start screen, it could have been.
    Oh yeah, I understood. But sometimes I can't help myself. :/
    03-02-2015 09:40 PM
  16. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    On a side note while we're talking about House of Cards.. I mildly liked the first 2 seasons. There was some good stuff and it kept my interest. But I finished season 3 and the whole time I was completely bored. It was actually borderline awful. Did anyone here actually like it?
    03-02-2015 11:40 PM
  17. accursedvenom's Avatar
    I need to get back into this show. I always find it amusing when I see a WP device in a tv show or movie and point it out right away.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    03-03-2015 02:47 AM
  18. amitnahar's Avatar
    On a side note while we're talking about House of Cards.. I mildly liked the first 2 seasons. There was some good stuff and it kept my interest. But I finished season 3 and the whole time I was completely bored. It was actually borderline awful. Did anyone here actually like it?

    Darn! I will have to see it. Sadly there is no Netflix here in India so I'll have to torrent this.
    03-03-2015 05:43 AM
  19. ManuelPineda's Avatar
    On a side note while we're talking about House of Cards.. I mildly liked the first 2 seasons. There was some good stuff and it kept my interest. But I finished season 3 and the whole time I was completely bored. It was actually borderline awful. Did anyone here actually like it?
    True that, not as exciting as the two first seasons.

    By the way some of you should pay attention to the change of hardware, at the beginning it's a 530 but at the end he's using a 930/Icon. Dumbar uses a 1020 also.
    anon(5445874) likes this.
    03-03-2015 02:08 PM
  20. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    Im glad so many of you are paying attention. Thats good.

    Carry on.
    a5cent, iop777 and jmshub like this.
    03-04-2015 02:32 PM
  21. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I too thought it was a 520.

    Watched this episode on the same day as I was watching a new episode of Top Gear and they had Will Smith promoting his new movie "Focus", and guess what? There was a Windows Phone shown in the clip. Sadly not been able to locate a YouTube video of it to post here...

    Back to HoC, glad they are opening up their horizons instead of just the iPhone being shown...

    G.
    03-04-2015 04:14 PM
  22. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    Most people on Crackberry are upset the focus is no longer on the BB and iMore love all the Mac products and here....well you thought the focus was on iPhones. LOL.

    This season is more balanced between everything. Next season we need more Blackberry.

    There...I said it.
    03-04-2015 07:17 PM
  23. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    I wonder if people notice this and buy windows phones.....
    03-04-2015 10:17 PM
  24. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Yes you are right, HoC did only show iThingys & BB's. Got to admit I forgot about BB...

    As for people noticing, yes I do, however this will only be a planted seed in the brain, and MS needs to get it's marketing efforts right...

    G.
    03-05-2015 08:19 AM
  25. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    Same thing with BB marketing. You can't just expect sales to skyrocket with some product placements and advertisement on the boards of NHL arenas.

    There has to be a substantially clever marketing plan behind it. Seeds need water to grow. Product placements are the seeds. Marketing execution is the water and food.
    03-05-2015 02:19 PM
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