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  1. thekonger's Avatar
    Just curious about the profession demographics of WP8 users. I am a programmer (various web languages as well as objective C and c# winforms) and have been waiting for WP to mature. Now that it has I jumped on board because it seems to integrate so well with office, UI is great, and I love the Live Tiles. More reasons than that obviously, but that's the major ones.

    Anyone wish to share their profession and reasons for jumping?
    12-15-2012 08:36 AM
  2. jasqid's Avatar
    independent insurance agency. me and the wife. have an office 365 account so its a no brakner for office integration.
    12-15-2012 08:41 AM
  3. odin09's Avatar
    Police Officer. After reading way too many reviews on Verizon site I just had to see why so many people loved their rather boring HTC Trophy. Got one and have never looked back!
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    12-15-2012 08:54 AM
  4. drknkboot's Avatar
    IT Analyst...had an iPhone 3GS and was waiting for "the next big thing/phone" from apple. That never happened, got bored with iOS and decided to go for the ride with windows phone 8. So far, so good.
    12-15-2012 09:03 AM
  5. Luminatic's Avatar
    I work in IT as well, at the moment, I am the member of a testing department of a big international company.
    got an android first because most IT people in my country prrefer android to iOS ... got disappionted and wanted to try something new. With WP, I'm kind of an Unicorn inside an Android world inside an iOS world , but having worked amongst men as one of the only few women (and sometimes as the only one) made me get used to being part of a minority.
    12-15-2012 09:09 AM
  6. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Medical Researcher. I know the difference between a mess and a success. Nuff said.
    12-15-2012 09:14 AM
  7. Nophix's Avatar
    LTL truck driver, city P&D.

    Funny enough, I do have degrees in IT and mechanical engineering.

    I'm also a beginning motojournalist (my true passion in life).

    I'm professionally confused...

    To add to that, I'm also an ASE master tech . Which is how I paid for college.
    12-15-2012 09:45 AM
  8. MacDaMachine's Avatar
    No profession. Just a menial job for the government. Kids stay in school o.0
    12-15-2012 09:50 AM
  9. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I'm Senior Copywriter with an ad firm. Make TVCs, write print/outdoor ads for a living. Planning to seriously start writing a novel once I get my MS phone with Office/Word.

    Nice thread.

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-15-2012 09:52 AM
  10. AlexRodriguezNY's Avatar
    IT,specifically in the Networking area.You know routers,servers ,cabling,all that good stuff.
    12-15-2012 10:09 AM
  11. 3ibs's Avatar
    Med student. Got bored of iOS so I moved to Android and now I had some extra cash so I thought I'd try WP8 out. I'm not sure I'll stick with the 8X or go back to my Nexus 4 but time will tell.
    12-15-2012 10:15 AM
  12. beachhoppr's Avatar
    Part owner of a software company. Switched to WP because of Lync and Office integration
    12-15-2012 10:33 AM
  13. jsk0703's Avatar
    Information security analyst. I was a former WP 6.5 users but went to Android when the HTC Thunderbolt was released. My wife went with the HTC Trophy and loved it. So much that when WP8 came out she wanted to upgrade and I went along with her. Both of us now sporting yellow 920s.
    12-15-2012 10:40 AM
  14. jdom's Avatar
    Pool service company owner
    Lumia 920 is my first smartphone
    12-15-2012 10:44 AM
  15. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    High school senior....actor/model and I work retail :)
    next year is college and i hope in 5 years to be a psych graduate and moving onto big things.
    12-15-2012 10:55 AM
  16. LazySunday's Avatar
    Marine Civil Engineer...kinda into design of ports, harbors and miscellaneous marine structures.... Love Nokia phones all the way and enjoying my Lumia a lot (do have some minor complaints)
    12-15-2012 11:17 AM
  17. Torch4x4's Avatar
    Network Admin, moved from Android to WP8, and now I really like the Metro style apps and all the windows phone ecosystem...
    12-15-2012 11:27 AM
  18. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    Nuclear physicist and brain surgeon on the side. I switched from android and now I am a happy camper.
    12-15-2012 11:32 AM
  19. spaulagain's Avatar
    Web and User Interface designer. (Industrial Design degree)
    12-15-2012 11:38 AM
  20. lzicc's Avatar
    I am the director our of IT department in the Pittsburgh Pa area. We started with Blackberry BES server for our users and when the smartphones started coming out, we got our organization off of Blackberry's and moved them over to smartphones when Android came out. Android doesn't work well with our corporate Exchange email and users would complian about how sluggish, buggy it was, so users started to move over to the Iphone which worked very well and they were easy for our department to set the phones up. I've been watching and waiting for Microsoft to really get in the smartphone/tablet business and am glad they did. I've been using my HTC 8x phone and it works so smooth and seamlessly with Exchange. Setup is a breeze and the UI is very user friendly. Before I start suggesting our employees to move over to WP8, I want to do more testing first with my phone. I also am waiting for the Surface Pro to come out so I can test that for our users. That would work well for our sales force when out on the road.
    12-15-2012 11:47 AM
  21. tk-093's Avatar
    I'm basically a mobility engineer at my company, responsible for our mobile technologies... smartphones, back end infrastructure like Blackberry, Good Messaging server, etc along with stuff like WebEx and some other things. I use a range of devices because of the nature of my job but WP8 is now my daily driver. I'm a Microsoft Fanboy anyway, but I do love playing with devices to learn what is good and bad about them.
    12-15-2012 11:57 AM
  22. Incredible Bear Man's Avatar
    Electrical engineering student :P
    12-15-2012 11:57 AM
  23. Stang5_o2002's Avatar
    I work in I-T. Come from 4 years ios and 6 months of android. Wanted to try something new. Wp8 needs a lot of work, but I like it and I'm gonna keep the phone. Lots of potential.
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    12-15-2012 12:03 PM
  24. 920Walker's Avatar
    Electromechanical Engineer by degree, pharma/biotech facility and manufacturing engineer by paystub.
    12-15-2012 12:04 PM
  25. iamtim's Avatar
    I'm a web/SharePoint developer, database administrator, and Linux administrator. Most of my time lately has been spent building a data warehousing solution for my company. I switched to WP8 because I was bored with iOS (I'd been an iOS user since the iPhone 3G was first released, I still have my iPhone 3G), I never much cared for Android (I had a Samsung Captivate and a Nexus 7... both kinda bleh), and BlackBerry is just a pain in my butt (we were once a big BB shop and I had to manage the BB server, yuck). I got to play with an HTC WP7 device when my company switched cell providers and I was hooked; as soon as my upgrade was up I dove for WP8. After checking out a few different models (the 920, the 8X, and the 820) I settled on the 820 and I'm very happy.
    12-15-2012 12:08 PM
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