01-06-2012 10:30 AM
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  1. Silverdogz's Avatar
    I believe that one reason why people don't want to buy a Windows Phone is because it sounds like Windows Mobile. Or the name doesn't sound appealing. So please brainstorm some new names for WP7!

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    01-02-2012 11:42 AM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    I think it has more to do with no real brand recognition. I have personally only saw about 3-5 people with a wp7 phone( and in my work I see people from every background and economic scenario) I think if it was more out there, more would be interested about it and go into a store to play with one and see what it is all about.
    01-02-2012 11:46 AM
  3. cgk's Avatar
    "sexual badger" - it would be a real conversation starter and easy to remember.
    01-02-2012 11:48 AM
  4. klocker2's Avatar
    they do have a new name.... it is now just Windows Phone.


    But maybe Metro Phone or Xphone but they had to leverage the Windows brand but I think they underestimate the backlash against the name
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    01-02-2012 11:56 AM
  5. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I am sure that Microsoft would rather reinvigorate its brand name than build a new one from scratch. People are still going to realize that the product is from Microsoft no matter what they call it, so they need to show people how good of a product it is instead.
    01-02-2012 01:34 PM
  6. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think they should leverage the LIVE brand.

    When I think Windows, I don't think Live Tiles. I think of desktop windows that you resize, minimize, and maximize.

    My suggestion is LiveOS. Ties is with the whole LIVE cloud service and XBOX LIVE. Also, fits with Live Tiles. And heck, the OS does feel alive.

    I actually think the desktop Windows 8 should also be called LiveOS. And the desktop app in it would he called Windows.
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    01-02-2012 01:41 PM
  7. massifheed's Avatar
    I was in a Vodafone store the other day and saw the Lumia on display. They did a great job of showing it off, but I noticed in the display that one of the info bullet points about the phone was that it was "as close to a PC experience as you can get on a smartphone."

    Nonsense, obviously. It's nothing like a PC experience, intentionally so.

    Clearly this is a case of the people writing the promotional stuff not knowing the product. In this case someone at Vodafone is clearly under the impression that it's still Windows Mobile.

    It's that kind of stuff that damages the OS's chances, so I agree with others that something other than "Windows" phone would have been good.


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    01-02-2012 02:25 PM
  8. fogel35's Avatar
    I think they should leverage the LIVE brand.

    When I think Windows, I don't think Live Tiles. I think of desktop windows that you resize, minimize, and maximize.

    My suggestion is LiveOS. Ties is with the whole LIVE cloud service and XBOX LIVE. Also, fits with Live Tiles. And heck, the OS does feel alive.

    I actually think the desktop Windows 8 should also be called LiveOS. And the desktop app in it would he called Windows.
    +1 on the LiveOS. Have the Mango LiveOS or Apollo LiveOS. I do think they need to let go of the Windows name on consumer products.
    01-02-2012 02:38 PM
  9. Blacklac's Avatar
    Well, you could spend 30 seconds using WP Mango and realize its totally different than WinMo. =D. I think they just need to get them in hands, let the phone/OS speak for itself.

    If anything, I think they should have just started the # scheme over with WP, but I'm sure that is an old discussion.

    I like the Windows Phone branding. :)
    01-02-2012 03:05 PM
  10. mkr10001's Avatar
    No. It's Windows...and it's a phone.....windows phone makes sense.....not rocket science
    01-02-2012 03:30 PM
  11. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    LiveOS sounds alot like WebOS. And we all know how that ended up.

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    And when you say it, it sounds a little like iOS.

    The LIVE brand has always been software inside MS products. Such as the LIVE suite in Windows or XBox Live inside of the XBox. I guess it has to be, though, since the products all require a great internet connection and not everyone has high-speed internet.
    01-02-2012 03:37 PM
  12. jmerrey's Avatar
    No. It's Windows...and it's a phone.....windows phone makes sense.....not rocket science
    Actually I would disagree with this. It's not Windows. It really has nothing to do with Windows, other than the fact that Microsoft put the Windows name on it.
    01-02-2012 03:42 PM
  13. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well the OS 'Kinda Is Nice' so how about KIN ?

    Oh Wait! :D
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    01-02-2012 03:44 PM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    A name change wouldn't do anything... but LiveOS does sound nice :P
    01-02-2012 04:28 PM
  15. mkr10001's Avatar
    Actually I would disagree with this. It's not Windows. It really has nothing to do with Windows, other than the fact that Microsoft put the Windows name on it.
    How about the fact that Microsoft, you know, the people who make it, say it is?
    01-02-2012 04:31 PM
  16. based_graham's Avatar
    Actually I would disagree with this. It's not Windows. It really has nothing to do with Windows, other than the fact that Microsoft put the Windows name on it.
    I have to disagree Windows Phone is the direction the Windows brand is going to. If Microsoft wants to survive they need to have the Windows OS scale from phones to desktops to servers.

    They could of renamed the phone to LiveOS but now you have LiveOS, Windows, Xbox, Zune it gets pretty confussing I rather have it all under 1 name "Windows" rather than the MAC solution iOS and OSX.

    Heres a what IF question if Windows 7 introduced the majority to the Metro UI interface would WP have bigger sales numbers by now? If people were accustomed to Metro UI and love the interface I am sure they would highly consider a WP rather than a Android/iPhone.
    01-02-2012 04:31 PM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    No. It's Windows...and it's a phone.....windows phone makes sense.....not rocket science
    And what about it is "windows?"
    01-02-2012 04:50 PM
  18. Reflexx's Avatar
    Well the OS 'Kinda Is Nice' so how about KIN ?

    Oh Wait! :D
    =D

    I lol'd. A lot.
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    01-02-2012 04:51 PM
  19. mkr10001's Avatar
    And what about it is "windows?"

    The NAME! Are Android phones robots? NO. Are Blackberry's fruits? No.
    01-02-2012 05:12 PM
  20. based_graham's Avatar
    Windows phone represents Windows alot better than the actual Windows OS. Think of tiles as Windows you can briefly see whats going on and if you want to know more you open the Window and jump out while other standard icon grids are like doors with labels you dont know whats going on until you open it. <- this is all coming from a blog I recently read.
    01-02-2012 05:25 PM
  21. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    "sexual badger"
    I choose this.
    01-02-2012 05:28 PM
  22. MannLou's Avatar
    In reference to the comment about Nokia touting the WP7 experience being as close to a PC as possible, that statement will make a lot more sense when Windows 8 is out. Then you'll see a connection from the PC to the phone. Once the 60 or so million people start to use windows 8 things will shift towards windows phone. I think the name is fine. The marketing has to start to state the obvious: This is NOT Windows Mobile.

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    01-02-2012 05:49 PM
  23. Reflexx's Avatar
    The NAME! Are Android phones robots? NO. Are Blackberry's fruits? No.

    Ah, so let's get this straight.

    So, it's not rocket science. Windows Phone is Windows and a Phone. So therefore it should be called Windows Phone. But the part of it that is Windows is the name. Right?

    You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round.
    01-02-2012 06:11 PM
  24. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    Ah, so let's get this straight.

    So, it's not rocket science. Windows Phone is Windows and a Phone. So therefore it should be called Windows Phone. But the part of it that is Windows is the name. Right?

    You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round.
    While I may not agree with your opinions, I'll defend to the death your right to quote Dead or Alive lyrics. :)
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    01-02-2012 06:28 PM
  25. mkr10001's Avatar
    Ah, so let's get this straight.

    So, it's not rocket science. Windows Phone is Windows and a Phone. So therefore it should be called Windows Phone. But the part of it that is Windows is the name. Right?

    You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round.
    Microsoft's operating system is called windows yeah? You got that into your skull? It makes sense to call the mobile OS WINDOWS PHONE. What's not to get about that?
    01-02-2012 06:56 PM
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