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10-21-2011 11:51 AM
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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
    Right. So what you actually wanted to say was "why don't microsoft advertise more?". So why all the stuff about saying you'll leave the platform because you don't hear enough about what other people are doing with it? If you post a load of extraneous stuff around what you actually mean, don't be surprised when people read it and wonder what you're on about!

    Bottom line though hasn't changed: either you like WP7, or you don't. Leaving something you like because you don't think enough other people appreciate it is just shooting yourself in the foot for the sake of it. After all, you said:

    "Too often I feel alone in the world on my Windows Phone. Not all the time but I do have moments. With the exception of those of you who are regulars here and on Facebook, where are the rest? What are we doing?"


    "I'm doing what I can to advocate for this platform but I guess I'm getting restless. I'm at a point today that I'm even considering abandoning the platform."

    What's that, if not seeming like the big issue for you is actually just being in a big club? If you like WP7, and you have lots of friends and contacts you get hold of on your phone, what does it matter how many other people use it or whether it appears on TV and billboards or not? You could be the ONLY person using WP7, but as long as it lets you do what you want to do, it's job is done. Yes, it's a shame MS don't advertise more and the platform doesn't have bigger exposure, but unless there's some issue with e.g. apps you need not being developed because it's a smaller marketplace, simply not being in the biggest group and not seeing your phone in product placement every day is a pretty strange reason for thinking of jumping ship!
    You're one lonely fella. Get some help dude. You really need it.
    10-19-2011 07:17 PM
  2. cckgz4's Avatar
    I guess I'm just baffled as how something like relevance should matter to a consumer if they are happy with a device. Because no one has the same phone as you, you'll jump ship? Honestly, that looks like an excuse just to go to another Os and trust, no one will be upset if you go that route. But don't blame on something thats way beyond the consumer and shouldn't even matter. I can tweet, Facebook, search, play music, text, and call people from my lonely ecosystem as you put it

    Oh and ROTF @ all of that backtracking. So now you act like you weren't dismissing Microsoft over something like advertising
    10-19-2011 07:25 PM
  3. Pronk's Avatar
    You're one lonely fella. Get some help dude. You really need it.
    10-19-2011 07:38 PM
  4. baseballbert's Avatar
    Next on Dr Phil:
    People who hate people who love people who use iOS and WP users who hate them because they don't love people who hate people who mouth breath. Followed by Jake Ryan didn't ask me to the prom so my mom is now on the pole.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaand cue music
    Pan to crowd and man wearing "WP users do it with a mango" shirt while texting on an iPhone
    Roll credits
    Fade to black
    Roll Cialis commercial...
    "If your forum posts last longer than four hours to create, call your forum moderator immediately because it may be a sign of mental constipation."
    10-19-2011 09:28 PM
  5. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I know I am having fun trying to read through this thread.
    Judge_Daniel likes this.
    10-19-2011 10:36 PM
  6. baseballbert's Avatar
    BD5, big post FAIL. There was neither anger, nonsense or lack of rational thought in that post. Please remove it and try again.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
    10-19-2011 11:07 PM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Lol, this is funny.

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    10-19-2011 11:47 PM
  8. baseballbert's Avatar
    1jaxstate1 you are an individual of tremendous taste.

    Sent from my non mindless sheep iphone Samsung Focus using Board Express
    10-19-2011 11:50 PM
  9. sm07's Avatar
    Don't have that many games on my Optimus but seriously, WP7 is more fun to use than any other OS for even the most menial tasks. Smooth scrolling's everywhere, everything's incredibly fluid and the sound effects are just perfect (especially the "translating speech" one). You can swipe through everything so fast and it just feels awesome.

    8 people have told me they want my Optimus (not even new by today's standards!) simply cause of the smoothness of the OS. 3 of those people'll have a Windows Phone by the end of 2011. There's not one person I've shown WP7 to that hasn't liked it - even those who'll never give up their iPhones appreciate it.
    10-20-2011 02:39 AM
  10. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    I showed my Arrive to a die hard Android fan, and he was like, "I have to admit, that's pretty cool" which is a huge compliment from him for a Windows device...

    I dont necessarily care if WP7 is the most popular, but i do want it to be popular enough I dont have to worry about them phasing it out
    10-20-2011 12:45 PM
  11. Forgewizard's Avatar
    I am happy that I'm not one of the mindless sheepified imasses! Being a Palm user for years allowed my device to keep me happy by offering me the tools that I need to do my job, to communicate with my people. I kind of got used to the ability to make my device MINE. WEB OS enhanced that - HP annihilated it. WP7 is letting me be me again without having to stand in line or be corralled! I don't consider quantities of apps on Apple or Android as being reflective of a great device - I want connections, clarity, responsiveness, ability to interact with my business documents and personal entertainment or quiet time as well as scheduling all wrapped up in a device that I don't have to baby. The HTC Arrive with WP7 is just the device I've been looking for! WP7 is an awesome platform and while I'm new to it, I'm getrting up to speed rather quickly without being frustrated! Am I happy wo have WP7? YES! Do I want an APPLE? Absolutely NOT! Do I Want an Android? Tried it - and guess where I went? - To WP7! Yes they need to toot their horn LOUDER and MORE OFTEN - there are tons of unhappy isheep and droid drones out there looking for this personable device and easy platform!
    10-20-2011 12:48 PM
  12. infenit101's Avatar
    It's only a phone. It's not a life line to happiness.
    Gone are the days phones are just phones. Mobile devices are part of the very fabric of peoples lives. I hate to admit it but Apple got it from the get go. There almost like pets.
    10-20-2011 08:11 PM
  13. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    This might just be the most unique thread I've ever read, lol. I think that's all I have to say about all of the off-topic posts. :D

    Let me start off by saying that my Focus is off-network, so I can't use the wonderful features like threads and group texting. However, I have found plenty of "fun" ways to use this phone.

    One way is that I usually use it as a music remote for my laptop. This may sound kind of stupid, but I bluetooth sync it to my laptop and then use Zune on my phone to change tracks while I'm doing things around my room. My laptop is usually plugged into legitimate speakers, so it is like I can control the music in my room from anywhere.

    I also really like being able to earn gamerpoints on the go. PvZ and geoDefense are the only two games I've paid for, but I have tons and tons of games and trials.

    I also like the Kindle app with free classical books. I have already downloaded 17 books and I have the intention to read them all.

    I also like the DC Comics app. I just recently starting reading comics (since the New 52 launched) and this app really knows how to display the frames in the most interesting ways.

    I don't think any of these (other than gamerpoints, but they aren't important to many people) are unique to WP7, though. Even my old WM6.5 could stream music in the same way. Nevertheless, I really enjoy it!
    10-21-2011 02:11 AM
  14. wpb211's Avatar
    I only know two other people who own a WP7. One is a somewhat famous person and that is really cool. The other is a coworker whom I convinced to go with WP7. But she is a little pathetic about it and hasn't upgraded to Mango yet.

    Believe me, I show off my phone all the time to my iPhone and Android friends. But I do worry about the long term success of WP if I never see anyone else using it. Any time I see some stranger using a smart phone I peripheral-glance at them to see what phone they have - always iphone and Android. I'm quite alone at work, really.

    You raise a good point. Windows Phone 7.5 - Party of One!

    I'm with Mike.Mike. Make sure it stays in business.
    I actually enjoy being in a small ecosystem.
    Last edited by wpb211; 10-21-2011 at 09:45 AM.
    10-21-2011 09:39 AM
  15. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Any time I see some stranger using a smart phone I peripheral-glance at them to see what phone they have - always iphone and Android.

    i do this at work, with similar results, except of course plenty of blackberry's for the corporate workers
    10-21-2011 11:51 AM
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