1. wthickstun's Avatar
    Hi,

    I was at a mall in Austin Texas this past weekend and there was a stand setup dedicated to Windows Phone. The phones were from ATT and the only phones at the stand were Windows phones. I was very impressed. The stand was large and there was 6 employees trying to show the devices to people walking around the mall. I am glad to see Windows phone becoming more popular by the day.

    I attached a picture of the stand.

    Bill
    12-29-2011 09:58 PM
  2. sfleuriet's Avatar
    Yay! Texas rocks :)

    Were the girls cute too?
    12-29-2011 10:05 PM
  3. CHIP72's Avatar
    I'm a big, big believer in the importance of infrastructure (pretty much all types of key infrastructure - I work in transportation), which is why I have and want to have Verizon Wireless as my mobile carrier. But man, it irritates me that they are giving the cold shoulder to the Windows Phone (though for semi-legitimate reasons with Big Red's push on 4G LTE devices). I'm glad to see at least AT&T is giving a push to the Windows Phone.
    12-29-2011 10:09 PM
  4. wthickstun's Avatar
    I'm a big, big believer in the importance of infrastructure (pretty much all types of key infrastructure - I work in transportation), which is why I have and want to have Verizon Wireless as my mobile carrier. But man, it irritates me that they are giving the cold shoulder to the Windows Phone (though for semi-legitimate reasons with Big Red's push on 4G LTE devices). I'm glad to see at least AT&T is giving a push to the Windows Phone.
    I like Verizon a lot here in the US, but we had many issues with no coverage in Europe. Our corp HQ is in Europe so we made a push to ATT from T-Mobile about 5 years ago. Actually they were Cingular back then and I actually liked Cingular better, but we got sucked into ATT. Hopfully VZ gets more WP devices soon.
    12-29-2011 10:12 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Yay! Texas rocks :)

    Were the girls cute too?
    I see them right there... lol. to the right of the pic! haha.

    I won't lie, I noticed them before I did the windows phone booth. lol.
    12-29-2011 11:52 PM
  6. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    I'm a big, big believer in the importance of infrastructure (pretty much all types of key infrastructure - I work in transportation), which is why I have and want to have Verizon Wireless as my mobile carrier. But man, it irritates me that they are giving the cold shoulder to the Windows Phone (though for semi-legitimate reasons with Big Red's push on 4G LTE devices). I'm glad to see at least AT&T is giving a push to the Windows Phone.
    Which is why Verizon accepted the LTE-incapable Nokia Lumia 710, and rejected the LTE-capable Nokia Lumia 900... wait, wha? You can read about it here and here.
    12-30-2011 12:49 AM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    Which is why Verizon accepted the LTE-incapable Nokia Lumia 710, and rejected the LTE-capable Nokia Lumia 900... wait, wha? You can read about it here and here.
    Wow. If that 2nd article you linked is true, that royally sucks. But it's just an unsubstantiated rumor from an anonymous tipster. So it could just be someone trying to mess with bloggers.
    12-30-2011 05:05 AM
  8. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Wow. If that 2nd article you linked is true, that royally sucks. But it's just an unsubstantiated rumor from an anonymous tipster. So it could just be someone trying to mess with bloggers.
    Let's hope that it is the case; I'd like to see many more people discover the wonder that is WP7!
    12-30-2011 05:15 AM
  9. jleebiker's Avatar
    Were the people staffing the booth knowledgeable and informed about WP7? Or were they little more than just displaying the phones?
    12-30-2011 07:19 AM
  10. jmerrey's Avatar
    I love this! I wish they would have dedicated, eye catching displays in the stores as well. I have spent some time in AT&T stores over the past few months, and I was amazed at how many people walked in with the intention of purchasing, but not having any idea WHAT to purchase. I just assumed everyone was like me: research research purchase.
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    12-30-2011 09:50 AM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    A lot of people need convincing or their mind made up for them. A lot don't like to research before making an investment for the next two years... Makes no sense to us, but that's how a lot of people think when they get to not only cellphone stores, but everything they buy in general.

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    12-30-2011 10:37 AM
  12. Michael-Dallas's Avatar
    My experience was different when I went to 2 AT&T stores to check out the Titan.

    The first store had their WP7 phones hidden way in the back with the iphone 3GSes.

    The second store had a better WP7 display next to the door, but the guy jokingly asked if I worked for Microsoft "because only a Microsoft employee would currently have a Focus and would want to upgrade to another Windows phone."

    Yep, it really is no wonder why Windows phone is not growing at a faster pace.
    12-30-2011 11:05 AM
  13. Michael-Dallas's Avatar
    Wow. If that 2nd article you linked is true, that royally sucks. But it's just an unsubstantiated rumor from an anonymous tipster. So it could just be someone trying to mess with bloggers.
    Based on how AT&T ended up w/ the iphone in the beginning, it would not surprise me.

    Believe it or not, AT&T corp is "unofficially and secretly" rooting for WP7 and Nokia as the underdogs...
    12-30-2011 11:07 AM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    Based on how AT&T ended up w/ the iphone in the beginning, it would not surprise me.

    Believe it or not, AT&T corp is "unofficially and secretly" rooting for WP7 and Nokia as the underdogs...
    They sure are... they don't like Android (the reason they took forever to bring real android contenders) and are still salty over the iPhone going elsewhere.
    12-30-2011 11:49 AM
  15. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Wow. If that 2nd article you linked is true, that royally sucks. But it's just an unsubstantiated rumor from an anonymous tipster. So it could just be someone trying to mess with bloggers.
    I read on theverge.com about Samsung and HTC each bringing out lte WP devices, also passed on by big red, and going to ATT. The lte thing is a bull**** excuse. Verizon doesn't want to take a risk on WP and they're waiting for it to go away. It's the original iPhone all over again . They just aren't forward thinkers.
    12-30-2011 09:43 PM
  16. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    I read on theverge.com about Samsung and HTC each bringing out lte WP devices, also passed on by big red, and going to ATT. The lte thing is a bull**** excuse. Verizon doesn't want to take a risk on WP and they're waiting for it to go away. It's the original iPhone all over again . They just aren't forward thinkers.
    They even have names, already! I'm too lazy to look for them atm, though.
    12-31-2011 01:03 AM
  17. jfa1's Avatar
    HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel or Mendel ( I have seen itboth ways)

    Verizon is supposed to be getting the Lumia 710 which tyo me makes absolutely no sense but its no skin off of my back. I dont mind owning VZN stock but I wont ever be on their service unless they merge with ATT and the name of the combination is Verizon. Dont see that ever happening!
    12-31-2011 06:10 PM
  18. astroXP's Avatar
    Texas ftw!
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    01-02-2012 12:57 PM
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