1. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    You're an ***** if you like this phone - Oct. 10, 2014

    Never seen this before, but people who say that us Windows Phone users work for Microsoft?
    Pfft, what is up with peoples anger and annoyance with Windows Phone?

    It's a decent mobile platform, and one I've used for 2 years now, and I'm not switching back to either iOS, Android or BlackBerry.
    sinime likes this.
    10-12-2014 01:53 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Might have well titled this "AndroidCentral: Windows Phone users must work for Microsoft". Same difference. I've never seen so many carnival barkers who don't give a crap about anything Microsoft,spend so much of their time and ink on it. and Cnet must be in a net click deficit they are running so many of these stories. I only which we would just leave them there and comment on them on CNet.
    10-12-2014 01:58 PM
  3. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    I hear that. I've gotten to the point that even though I'm not gonna go back to Android, and would never consider an iPhone personally, I don't begrudge people who don't go for Windows Phone.

    (Might consider an iPhone if there were no options except for it or Android. It'd be a hard choice; with iPhone, I would have an easier time avoiding Google stuff, so that would probably make the choice for me.)
    10-12-2014 02:04 PM
  4. SpaceyO's Avatar
    Nice attempt in riling up the masses, OP:

    The actual quote was the author exaggerating comments in smartphone reviews:

    Unsurprisingly, most of the battles between owners of rival devices take place on the Internet: Online reviews and news stories about the latest smartphone are breeding grounds for disdainful comments.

    Comments on smartphone stories typically go something like this
    : Apple (AAPL, Tech30) lovers are "iSheep." Android lovers have no taste. Windows Phone users must work for Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30). And the journalist who wrote the story is a paid spokesman for whatever gadget he or she is reviewing.
    (bolding mine)
    10-12-2014 02:58 PM
  5. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Thread title is just bait fodder
    10-12-2014 03:01 PM
  6. a5cent's Avatar
    Thread title changed.

    Previously: CNET: "Windows Phone users must work for Microsoft"
    10-12-2014 03:24 PM
  7. Jazmac's Avatar
    Next time I'll try the link before commenting. Can't completely trust the topic titles 'round here. Thanks a5cent.
    10-12-2014 10:32 PM
  8. hedning's Avatar
    Generation dilemma.
    Younger and younger users are getting smart phones today. WP however does not attract the same segment as android and apple, therefore the users of WP are older and probably more well-articulated when presenting/reviewing the phone. Kiddos thinking "oh this dude must be an employee since he is uptight!!"
    Last edited by hedning; 10-20-2014 at 10:08 AM.
    10-14-2014 10:05 AM
  9. salmanahmad's Avatar
    You're an ***** if you like this phone - Oct. 10, 2014

    Never seen this before, but people who say that us Windows Phone users work for Microsoft?
    Pfft, what is up with peoples anger and annoyance with Windows Phone?

    It's a decent mobile platform, and one I've used for 2 years now, and I'm not switching back to either iOS, Android or BlackBerry.
    The writer was trying to make a point about how generally people react to people supporting other operating systems, I believe you got it a tiny bit wrong.

    But no worries, happens to the best of us. 😀

    Generation dilemma.
    Younger and younger users are getting smart phones today. WP however does not attract the same segment as android and apple, therefore the users of WP are older and probably more well-articulated when presenting/reviewing the phone. Kiddos thinking "oh this dude must be an employee since he is uptight!!"
    As far as segments go, I see younger and older generations using all types of OSes.

    And the hate for Windows Phone among Android and iOS users is also found in Windows Phone users against Android and iOS.

    One particular case was when Linus Sebastian didn't like Windows Phone:

    Maaaan his review got a lot of hate from a lot of the WPCentral community.

    CNN is right, most of us defend our favourite OS quite fiercely often giving up objectivity in the process.
    10-14-2014 10:19 AM
  10. Jazmac's Avatar
    The writer was trying to make a point about how generally people react to people supporting other operating systems, I believe you got it a tiny bit wrong.

    But no worries, happens to the best of us.



    As far as segments go, I see younger and older generations using all types of OSes.

    And the hate for Windows Phone among Android and iOS users is also found in Windows Phone users against Android and iOS.

    One particular case was when Linus Sebastian didn't like Windows Phone:

    Maaaan his review got a lot of hate from a lot of the WPCentral community.

    CNN is right, most of us defend our favourite OS quite fiercely often giving up objectivity in the process.
    That seems to occur no both sides of the spectrum. Those that defend the ecosystem and those trying to tear it a new one.
    10-14-2014 03:52 PM

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