1. ikkf's Avatar
    Please pardon me if my recent posts seem to have a 'cheerleader' feel to them. Just wanted to post as much good news as I can, as a lot of people here have seemed pessimistic about WP7's chances of catching on (not that there's anything wrong with having a critical eye on things).

    Study shows that Windows Phone 7 still has a chance
    09-21-2011 10:45 AM
  2. smartpatrol's Avatar
    That's huge news. Even if only 20% of those considering a WP7 actually buy one, it would still mean a nice boost in marketshare.

    Even more encouraging (if you want to call it that) is the 45% who don't know about WP7. That means there is a huge market to be gained if MS can finally get the word out. Hopefully their upcoming marketing/training push will show some results.
    09-21-2011 02:11 PM
  3. Big Supes's Avatar
    My girlfriend intends to get a WP7. Around a year ago when I first got mine, she wanted the HD7, but her carrier (Orange) only offered the WP with the Mozart. This obstruction put her off and she started looking at Androids. In the end, she went with the HTC Desire HD as the handset specs were better and more apps were available.

    After having a little play with my WP, she said that she loves the OS, but as the simple things like copy 'n paste and certain apps (whatsapp, Skype, and Spotify mainly) weren't available at the time, she would wait for it to develop. . .

    . . . now with Mango, that time is soon approaching. When her contact is up in another 4 months, she'll be saying goodbye to Android.
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    09-21-2011 02:33 PM
  4. smartpatrol's Avatar
    My girlfriend intends to get a WP7. Around a year ago when I first got mine, she wanted the HD7, but her carrier (Orange) only offered the WP with the Mozart. This obstruction put her off and she started looking at Androids. In the end, she went with the HTC Desire HD as the handset specs were better and more apps were available.

    After having a little play with my WP, she said that she loves the OS, but as the simple things like copy 'n paste and certain apps (whatsapp, Skype, and Spotify mainly) weren't available at the time, she would wait for it to develop. . .

    . . . now with Mango, that time is soon approaching. When her contact is up in another 4 months, she'll be saying goodbye to Android.
    Nice! Android has a significantly lower customer satisfaction rating than WP7. I have a feeling we'll see a lot of people switching once their 2-year Droid/Evo/Droid X/Galaxy S contracts run out.
    09-21-2011 05:02 PM
  5. Big Supes's Avatar
    Nice! Android has a significantly lower customer satisfaction rating than WP7. I have a feeling we'll see a lot of people switching once their 2-year Droid/Evo/Droid X/Galaxy S contracts run out.
    After my little Google rant (http://forums.windowscentral.com/off...tm#post1567157), I honestly hope they do. :)
    09-21-2011 05:10 PM
  6. SirHaxalot's Avatar
    I think that the most important thing is that customers gets to try WP7 and see for themselves how much smoother it is than Android. As soon as Windows Phones start to reach out people will inevitably show their phones to their friends, which will hopefully like the OS and consider it for their next phone.
    09-22-2011 05:45 AM
  7. ikkf's Avatar
    ^Agreed. Everyone I show my Focus to is just dazzled by the OS, everything from the transitions to the live tiles, even the zoom-and-pan effect of the music tile.
    09-22-2011 07:27 AM
  8. sinime's Avatar
    I too am in the considering WP7 category... Waiting to see what Verizon does with their WP7 line up... Hoping they get an LTE one.

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    09-22-2011 08:12 AM
  9. adamopinheiro's Avatar
    I'm one of those looking for a WP device. Ever since I discovered wpcentral I got hugely interested about WP and found this forum very nice and receptive.

    I am just waiting WP to be released in my country (rumour says october so it's near) so I can grab one. Thankfully there is no more carriers b*****t around here. There is no contract lock-in, no fake discounts to devices which are later paid off in contract. The downside is the phones are quite expensive. Nevertheless it is worth it.
    Last edited by adamopinheiro; 09-22-2011 at 09:06 AM.
    09-22-2011 08:26 AM
  10. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I'm also in the "pending" boat, as well. I'm hoping for a great VZW phone, too, but will be jumping to AT&T if no such luck.
    09-22-2011 04:10 PM
  11. baseballbert's Avatar
    Make the jump, you'll like it. I thought I'd never own anything other than an iPhone. Tried droid incredible, went back to iPhone.

    Samsung Focus made the most recent escape from the land of black turtlenecks stick!
    09-23-2011 09:15 PM
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