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  1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Whenever I show my phone around, (Lumia 920) I always get the best reactions. The number one reaction always is, "Wow! That camera is amazing!" (Thank you nokia ^_^) I probably have single handedly made more people switch over from android and iPhone than any sales rep. Lol.
    ^This. While not as celebrated, I do get compliments on my 810 for its camera as well.
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    03-29-2013 05:56 PM
  2. fredolay69's Avatar
    ^This. While not as celebrated, I do get compliments on my 810 for its camera as well.
    My favorite thing to do is challenge people using the iPhone, and newer android phones, to a photo contest. Take a photo of the eact same image and have other people judge which they like better. I always win this challenge. ^_^
    03-29-2013 06:15 PM
  3. danj210's Avatar
    What I've found regarding a learning curve is that it takes about an hour to learn ALL of WP features, whereas someone can pick up an android and use it fairly easily...BUT (and this is a big but), I have found that people using Android generally don't use half of what it can do. I see people all of the time that have an android phone talk about how awesome it is, yet they have no clue about adding widgets or extra pages or different ringtones. So yes, android is easy to pick up and use, but any phone is really...it's learning all of what the phone will do that's important.

    Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2
    ^eextremely well said! I agree with this completely.

    I get compliments all the time about my red 920, I love it.
    03-29-2013 06:16 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    My favorite thing to do is challenge people using the iPhone, and newer android phones, to a photo contest. Take a photo of the eact same image and have other people judge which they like better. I always win this challenge. ^_^
    You've got the best cam in the market by FAR, on a young OS that will get updated...the only thing that can touch the 920 is the upcoming Nokia models and MAYBE the new Sony Cybershot 5". You're taking candy from babies every time with that...lol...

    The 8xx series, along with the Ativ S and 8X can hold their own quite well too.
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    03-29-2013 06:24 PM
  5. fredolay69's Avatar
    You've got the best cam in the market by FAR, on a young OS that will get updated...the only thing that can touch the 920 is the upcoming Nokia models and MAYBE the new Sony Cybershot 5". You're taking candy from babies every time with that...lol...

    The 8xx series, along with the Ativ S and 8X can hold their own quite well too.
    Yea, both those phones can hold their own. I just enjoy watching people's reaction, "What you mean you have the best camera on a phone? Show me this?" (takes photo) "OMG U GUYZ!!!!" LOL!!! That super sensitive touch screen always gets em too. "Put on gloves and try to play with your iPhone. No?? Hmm...well that sucks. I am just gunna play around with my lumia for a minit with my gloves on. I'm cold." (plays with phone, scrolls up and down, writes text message) "OMG U GUYZ!!! SUPER AWESOME TOUCH SCREEN!!!" I love my windows phone. ^_^
    03-29-2013 06:35 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yea, both those phones can hold their own. I just enjoy watching people's reaction, "What you mean you have the best camera on a phone? Show me this?" (takes photo) "OMG U GUYZ!!!!" LOL!!! That super sensitive touch screen always gets em too. "Put on gloves and try to play with your iPhone. No?? Hmm...well that sucks. I am just gunna play around with my lumia for a minit with my gloves on. I'm cold." (plays with phone, scrolls up and down, writes text message) "OMG U GUYZ!!! SUPER AWESOME TOUCH SCREEN!!!" I love my windows phone. ^_^
    That's EXACTLY how I do the screen demo! And because,of how young the OS, expect Nokia to keep tweaking the camera.
    03-29-2013 06:40 PM
  7. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Requires biggest learning curve for non-tech person
    Which are 95% of the population.
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    03-29-2013 09:34 PM
  8. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    Hmmm...does your country have more practical uses for hygroscopes?

    For the record, i demo and talk up the People Hub, Email client, music player, camera, accent colors, live tiles, mapping features AND then pull out the Super Sensitivity "gimmick" at the END. I will admit, I've seen people in warm places such as Florida appreciate a more responsive yet still accurate screen...
    There are lot of other things to show off.

    Everyone get highly impressed with people's hub , Nokia set of map/photo apps , Nokia music , design , camera and color.
    03-29-2013 09:48 PM
  9. Letros's Avatar
    iPhone user lifted the lock screen and said, "ewww I don't like it there's too many colors"
    03-29-2013 09:56 PM
  10. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    They ask how is it to use. I say its fun. They oogle for a bit and then go about their business
    03-29-2013 10:14 PM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    There are lot of other things to show off.

    Everyone get highly impressed with people's hub , Nokia set of map/photo apps , Nokia music , design , camera and color.
    Thanks for agreeing with me by repeating almost all the features I show off during my own demos. I didn't like the smaller battery I'm the 820, hence why I didn't get it. I like the all business look of the black 810 and the cyan plate was better than the other colors on the 820.
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    03-30-2013 09:07 AM
  12. astraith's Avatar
    Requires biggest learning curve for non-tech person
    I would disagree. WP is very laid out and easy to use. The settings are where you'd think they are. There are some things like closing apps, switching apps that can take a moment to learn (nothing like the learning curve on iPhone). Most people ask me is that the new windows phone? I say yes it is. They can easily play with it and then hand it back. I don't let them fumble to turn it on, but that would be a Lumia problem not WP.
    03-30-2013 09:52 AM
  13. astraith's Avatar
    Few people comment on my phone (Lumia 920) but my younger brother picked it up and was impressed. He is an iPhone junkie and it literally runs his life. He was most impressed by the People Hub.
    I have to ask, what color is your phone?
    03-30-2013 09:54 AM
  14. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Which are 95% of the population.
    My 78 year old granny surely isn't in those 5% and she only took about an hour to decide she wants a facebook account synced to her People's Hub.
    03-30-2013 10:41 AM
  15. m3wz1k's Avatar
    Cute movement. Seriously though, Windows Phone 8 pretty cool. I am an iPhone user, but I like to switch things up a big, ad Windows seems to be the only viable alternative. I am not into the open uncontrolled free movement that is Android. I am waiting for more W8 phones to be available and when my contract ups, I may make the switch. I am already a very avid Office and Skydrive user. ONly thing is the lack of outlook.com support for MacOSX. I had a W8 computer and just went to OSX which I like a lot more, so I will not return to W8, but Outlook.com only supports pop. SO I am using Gmail for the time being.
    03-30-2013 12:03 PM
  16. LeLee092's Avatar
    Thats strange, most of my friends have no problem getting through the lockscreen, a lot of them have androids though so there used to a upward swipe motion
    but even my iphone friends, they arent that closed minded and know that most non-iphone don't swipe to the side...

    other than that I've gotten everything from "Your phone is gorgeous" to "OMG this phone looks so complicated" from android and Iphone users a like...
    03-30-2013 04:19 PM
  17. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Thats strange, most of my friends have no problem getting through the lockscreen, a lot of them have androids though so there used to a upward swipe motion
    but even my iphone friends, they arent that closed minded and know that most non-iphone don't swipe to the side...

    other than that I've gotten everything from "Your phone is gorgeous" to "OMG this phone looks so complicated" from android and Iphone users a like...
    Windows Phone needs something special to draw people in. At this point, only tech people see it.
    Mahdi Ghiasi likes this.
    03-30-2013 04:23 PM
  18. EauRouge's Avatar
    I think the interface is the biggest issue for most people. I never did like scrolling down for my tiles. The home screen, I did not like.
    03-30-2013 04:51 PM
  19. ChMar's Avatar
    I think the interface is the biggest issue for most people. I never did like scrolling down for my tiles. The home screen, I did not like.
    Scrolling down or scrolling left to right there is no real difference. The real difference is that while scrolling for your app your eye catches what's new in the process from the live tiles. And this is a wow and a real improvement in UX from the old iconic interfaces
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    03-30-2013 04:58 PM
  20. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    People over think windows phone, thinking it is much more complicated than it is but to be honest, windows phone is the most easiest to use phone out there. everything you touch on the screen; the icons and lettering is big and clear, clean and just beautiful to use and look at. Windows phone, both 7 and 8 are phones for dummies. I used a GS3, now I do like Samsung's but I don't like android and I have used android before but I thought to myself "how on earth can anyone use these without throwing the damn thing out of the window" talk about a mature OS. The animations on windows phone is what I love, like when you play music and go to the lock screen and the artist background is there with the name drifting across <3
    03-31-2013 08:14 AM
  21. AlexRodriguezNY's Avatar
    Biggest learning curve?! Really?!
    03-31-2013 09:16 AM
  22. AlexRodriguezNY's Avatar
    So , It has been 2 months since i got my Lumia 820.Lot of my friends/family/people asked me about my device.Funny thing is apart from one member (my uncle) , nobody knows WP platform and never used a WP (or) tried it before.

    I want to write the experience how people handle WP for first time they see it [Most of them have iPhones/iPads and Galaxies/Tabs]


    *This is what happens most of the times :*
    Whenever someone sees my red phone ,
    they ask me "hey , what phone is it ?" or "Is it Lumia ?"
    and i would be like "Its Nokia Lumia" [I don't mention any model , just "Nokia Lumia" or "Lumia"] or "Yes , Its Lumia"
    and they will be like "Oh OK"

    Then they want to see the device.I hand it over.
    They search for buttons but don't find any button and ask me how to turn ON the phone.
    I ask them to press lock button from side.They get confused whether to press buttom key [camera key] or middle key [lock button] to turn ON.Once they press the right button
    They start swiping right and pgone doesn't unlock , then I say "you must swipe upwards to unlock".

    After phone gets unlocked :
    They look confused and feel chaos , they don't understand anything and remain silent without any word and then they swipe silently to right [generally that's what most of them do because in android or iOS , you see pages of apps from left to right] and then they see apps and start to scroll it down.
    While scrolling they ask what apps/games it has.I say the names of bunch of apps and they are clueless.Then , ask it has temple run/subway surfers and I said No (until yesterday) for both.

    I show them my start screen which has lot of live tiles (probably 12 or so) flipping over time to time.Then they ask what storage it has and I take the phone into "phone storage" under settings and show them.
    They will be like "woah , 60 GB ? that's a lot" and I tell them phone has 8 gb internal and i expanded with 64 gb and lot of my media collection is stored and show them some movies.[only reason i do that is because most of them don't believe that 64GB card is available , they use either 16gb or 32gb cards in their galaxies and then I must show them "phone storage" obviously to how to use the phone.
    They will be like "Wow , phone is running so smooth inspite of having 64gb card with most of it filled"

    On a serious Note : Everyone who saw the device is curious and highly interested in WP that they show lot of enthusiasm to know more about it.
    Then I show them my groups and how I integrate my accounts etc. and also show them tile re-sizing , camera key etc.

    Another question what everyone ask is "how do u close apps" and I say "No need to" and they will be like "how is that possible ?" and I press back button long and show them how recent apps are running and resuming as i switch.They ask "so no need to close the apps at all ?" and i say "No , Windows OS handle everything" [i specifically say windows os instead of wp os]


    These are my conclusions from what i observed :
    -Overall , everyone got highly impressed with WP until they hear that they don't have apps/games which they had in Android/iOS [Temple run being asked by almost everyone and apps like whatsapp,instagram etc.] on WP.
    -Lack of specific popular apps is what killing interest in the platform
    -Requires biggest learning curve for non-tech person
    -Feeling of "confusion" , "chaos" , scratching their heads when they look at the OS for the first time due to different UI and less popularity.This is clearly steering away lot of people.Most of them don't even have a thought of "trying" WP.
    -They Like the hardware and color so much but they have lot of love towards their androids or iphones that they don't to leave them for WP.

    But some of them are highly Interested in getting the 620 or 920
    03-31-2013 09:17 AM
  23. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    How come no comment , just quotes.

    Mod , Would u mind fixing the thread ? Is it error or really an empty reply ?

    EDIT : i meant the above 2 replies
    03-31-2013 01:35 PM
  24. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    How come no comment , just quotes.

    Mod , Would u mind fixing the thread ? Is it error or really an empty reply ?

    EDIT : i meant the above 2 replies
    Empty reply.
    03-31-2013 01:41 PM
  25. o4liberty's Avatar
    Microsoft needs to do more marketing and get the word out for such a great platform! Marketing is the key to success!
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    03-31-2013 04:26 PM
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