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  1. rdubmu's Avatar
    "You have a werid phone" When telling my boss that I there was app no available that I needed for work.
    MrSean490 likes this.
    04-03-2013 07:43 PM
  2. rhodri22's Avatar
    To be honest some of the carrier reps I think are somewhat to blame for some of this mindset. You have to remember how many "normal users" out there aren't technically inclined and probably have never logged into a tech forum in their lives.
    Agreed. The non tech people struggle with Windows and Office most of the time (I constantly hear people talking about Windows 2003 and 2007, and it hurts), and now they've got people that there's only two smartphone platforms. Of course they're going to be confused.

    It's not helped by the casual tech sites, that have some influence on these kind of people, telling them that anything not made by Apple or Google even matters.
    xpxp2002 likes this.
    04-03-2013 08:12 PM
  3. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Well, when I asked someone about the Lumia 920, this is what I got:

    *me talking to a carrier spokesperson*
    Sir, where's your exhibit of the Lumia 920 and 820?
    "That's phased out. The Lumia 710 and 900 are the newest phones, as far as I know."

    At that moment, I launched a fifteen-minute rant at EVERYONE in the store.
    04-03-2013 08:52 PM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Of course, the dumbest thing I asked about Windows Phone is actually:

    "Does it support WAP?"

    But, I actually had good reason for this.
    04-03-2013 08:58 PM
  5. Bartdog's Avatar
    Typical clueless iPhone users/iSheep.
    I firmly believe in the not to distant future having an iphone will carry the same stigma as an aol.com email address.
    04-04-2013 02:57 PM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    My boyfriend's roommate has an iPhone 5. First time he saw my Lumia 810, he made some comments about how "unstable" Windows 8 is. I told him Windows Phone 8 isn't the same exact thing as Windows 8 per se... Also told him that I have no problems with the phone and that the only thing that tends to be unstable in it is Words with Friends. The funny thing is that now he's got a Windows 8 laptop for work and seems to love it. lol
    04-04-2013 05:56 PM
  7. Marconis4's Avatar
    "Why would you buy a phone that doesn't have Instagram?"

    I don't mind iPhone users who actually know what they are talking about; it's the incredibly dumb people (one friend of mine in particular) who stammer and stumble over words when I ask why their phone is "So much better than mine".
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    04-04-2013 06:03 PM
  8. badcat's Avatar
    "Why would you buy a phone that doesn't have Instagram?"

    I don't mind iPhone users who actually know what they are talking about; it's the incredibly dumb people (one friend of mine in particular) who stammer and stumble over words when I ask why their phone is "So much better than mine".
    "Because Steve Jobs said it was, right after he told me I was "holding it wrong"...
    TheRewardisCheese likes this.
    04-04-2013 06:14 PM
  9. Marconis4's Avatar
    the dumbest question is without a doubt "Do you like it?" to which I reply

    "why no, I hate it, I just love going out and blowing hundreds of dollars on gadgets that make me miserable"

    I mean, what kind of ******* question is that? It is like someone asking if you like your broken arm or your wrecked car.
    That's not really a dumb question. I know a bunch of people who hate their phones but only still have them due to contracts.
    jlzimmerman and agm353 like this.
    04-04-2013 06:42 PM
  10. Jupast's Avatar
    My boyfriend's roommate has an iPhone 5. First time he saw my Lumia 810, he made some comments about how "unstable" Windows 8 is. I told him Windows Phone 8 isn't the same exact thing as Windows 8 per se... Also told him that I have no problems with the phone and that the only thing that tends to be unstable in it is Words with Friends. The funny thing is that now he's got a Windows 8 laptop for work and seems to love it. lol
    I might be in the minority here, but i've always thought the name itself is a large part of the problem, illustrated by what your boyfriends roommate said. The average user sees the name 'Windows' and they most likely think it's actually full blown Windows on a phone. The next thought their mind automatically jumps to is bloated, crashes, a taskbar, blue screens and various other Windows cliches.

    Microsoft should have done what they did with Xbox, arguably their only 'cool' brand, and have the name have nothing to do with Microsoft or Windows. They usually design their software and tag it with various rather cool sounding code names, and then change it to the long winded generic stuff when it's released.

    Maybe Windows Phone, like movie franchises, needs a reboot, complete with a new name. Probably never happen though.
    04-04-2013 09:55 PM
  11. cameradork's Avatar
    "The camera sucks in the 920 because..."
    "... the pictures are blurry" (referring to the shallow depth of field)
    "... I can't shoot in a pitch black room" (referring to the low light capabilities)

    and ranking at #1...
    "because it's only 8.7MP"
    04-04-2013 10:02 PM
  12. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    ^^
    But most Android users I know have most knowledge and aren't as dumb as my IOS friends.
    iPhone users consider them to be of some "different league" and any other phone is almost a blasphemy for them. Android users have little to say , but they only say WP is crap because apps don't exist and some say it is very boring !!

    Own an Android tab (I am a app developer ! ) and apart from restarting it many times , I don't find it very interesting. **** yeah I though like the pattern un lock in android...
    04-04-2013 10:09 PM
  13. Honestabebread's Avatar
    iPhone users consider them to be of some "different league" and any other phone is almost a blasphemy for them. Android users have little to say , but they only say WP is crap because apps don't exist and some say it is very boring !!

    Own an Android tab (I am a app developer ! ) and apart from restarting it many times , I don't find it very interesting. **** yeah I though like the pattern un lock in android...
    I find most Android users don't like WP because there are a lot of paid apps.
    04-04-2013 10:13 PM
  14. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    I might be in the minority here, but i've always thought the name itself is a large part of the problem, illustrated by what your boyfriends roommate said. The average user sees the name 'Windows' and they most likely think it's actually full blown Windows on a phone. The next thought their mind automatically jumps to is bloated, crashes, a taskbar, blue screens and various other Windows cliches.

    Microsoft should have done what they did with Xbox, arguably their only 'cool' brand, and have the name have nothing to do with Microsoft or Windows. They usually design their software and tag it with various rather cool sounding code names, and then change it to the long winded generic stuff when it's released.

    Maybe Windows Phone, like movie franchises, needs a reboot, complete with a new name. Probably never happen though.
    Agree to some extent. It is easy to say I have iPhone or an Android phone but its tough to say I have Windows Phone 8 . Besides the naming of Windows brand on it , there is so much confusion between Windows mobile and Windows phone. Both of them sound so terribly similar and most users do get confused (I mean they are outdated but trust me , I have met hundreds of people like that)

    Add to that , Windows phone suffers marketing issues , I think the problem with people is awareness.

    On the other hand , attaching windows brand is a long term vision I suppose. Windows is trying to transform itself from a non interesting only work kind of positioning to a fun filled , fluid , imaginative and yet productive , that's what WP also stands for. Probably the way they are advertising IE (the browser you love to hate) , something creative of that sort would have helped WP.

    Over statement , but I would still make it , It sometimes look like MS not very serious in WP marketing (nokia is more) , it seems too happy with Nokia as a partner. It has done limited (or probably invisible to us) to get more partners on board. WP is great but MS needs to tie several loose ends
    04-04-2013 10:16 PM
  15. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    I find most Android users don't like WP because there are a lot of paid apps.
    Other way round , they can download cracked versions of APK and install it. That is not allowed by WP and iOS. The android market place is also full of paid apps. There are good number of free and fully functional trials (ad supported) apps in marketplace
    04-04-2013 10:17 PM
  16. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Other way round , they can download cracked versions of APK and install it. That is not allowed by WP and iOS. The android market place is also full of paid apps. There are good number of free and fully functional trials (ad supported) apps in marketplace
    Oh I know, but no one wants to do that. They go on the store and see "$9.99" for Weave and get all pissed without even noticing the Try option.
    04-04-2013 10:30 PM
  17. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    Teammate: "Is that a Windows Phone?"
    Me: "Yup."
    TM: "I'm sorry for you."
    Me: "@#$%^&*( have you even tried it?!"
    TM: "erm, nope"
    04-05-2013 03:12 AM
  18. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    I might be in the minority here, but i've always thought the name itself is a large part of the problem, illustrated by what your boyfriends roommate said. The average user sees the name 'Windows' and they most likely think it's actually full blown Windows on a phone. The next thought their mind automatically jumps to is bloated, crashes, a taskbar, blue screens and various other Windows cliches.

    Microsoft should have done what they did with Xbox, arguably their only 'cool' brand, and have the name have nothing to do with Microsoft or Windows. They usually design their software and tag it with various rather cool sounding code names, and then change it to the long winded generic stuff when it's released.

    Maybe Windows Phone, like movie franchises, needs a reboot, complete with a new name. Probably never happen though.
    Yes that i am sure would make all the difference. I think all new Windows Phones should be called Surface Phones. A nice multi million pound advertising campaign would do it.
    forked likes this.
    04-05-2013 04:58 AM
  19. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    My boyfriend's roommate has an iPhone 5. First time he saw my Lumia 810, he made some comments about how "unstable" Windows 8 is. I told him Windows Phone 8 isn't the same exact thing as Windows 8 per se... Also told him that I have no problems with the phone and that the only thing that tends to be unstable in it is Words with Friends. The funny thing is that now he's got a Windows 8 laptop for work and seems to love it. lol
    If he is saying windows 8 in unstable he literally has not even seen windows phone 8 or windows 8 let alone tried it. Windows 8 is even more stable than windows 7 and that's saying something. WP8 being unstable? Those two words you never hear in the same sentence haahah.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    04-05-2013 05:43 AM
  20. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    I find most Android users don't like WP because there are a lot of paid apps.
    Or maybe because they are jealous of windows phone or see it as a potential threat, because that is the way its going ^-^
    04-05-2013 05:45 AM
  21. nander's Avatar
    "Oh wow, is that really a NokIa?"
    "Nope, as you can clearly see on the front, it's a NokLa...."
    04-05-2013 07:35 AM
  22. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    This a nice one.

    When I'm on hold, waiting for rep to get back to me. Why can't the phone play music while I'm on a call?
    Sent from my SGH-i677 using Foroplex
    04-05-2013 07:56 AM
  23. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I'm just waiting for someone to tell me that I should be careful with those Live Tiles as you can get an electric shock.
    Or can you get Neutral Tiles. 😃

    You should be careful with those Live tiles as you may get electrocuted, you know from rubbing / touching the screen. That creates static, you know.
    Sent from my SGH-i677 using Foroplex
    04-05-2013 08:04 AM
  24. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    I had someone today look at my phone, this is the conversation.

    Women - What's that,
    Me - Its my phone,
    Women - But it not iphone,
    Me - I know, its a Nokia Windows Phone,
    Women - That's not an iphone,
    Me - I know,
    Women - Why do you have that?
    Me - Because its the phone I like,
    Women - (shakes head while walking off) But its not iphone tho...

    Lol grrrrr
    04-05-2013 09:44 AM
  25. morpheus1982's Avatar
    I had someone today look at my phone, this is the conversation.

    Women - What's that,
    Me - Its my phone,
    Women - But it not iphone,
    Me - I know, its a Nokia Windows Phone,
    Women - That's not an iphone,
    Me - I know,
    Women - Why do you have that?
    Me - Because its the phone I like,
    Women - (shakes head while walking off) But its not iphone tho...

    Lol grrrrr
    Stupid person. How can you even come back from that?
    04-05-2013 10:15 AM
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