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  1. Fiann's Avatar
    I was at my kids' middle school this morning. I had gone upstairs to the 8th grade hallway right before the start of class class to talk to my child. I had my cyan Lumia 900 in my hand. As I was waiting outside his door two students walked past. One of them gestures at my phone. "That's that new AT&T phone! I'm going to buy one of those."

    Considering how fickle kids at that age are and how they always want the "cool" gadgets, I think that means we are starting to see some real positive effect. Now let's just hope they can keep it going.
    05-23-2012 09:51 AM
  2. WinFan1's Avatar
    05-23-2012 09:54 AM
  3. axispraxis's Avatar
    always a good sign when we we are casually using our devices, and then someone takes notice and makes a good comment. :) not only is the advertising working very well, but the word of mouth of how good the hardware/software is working is priceless
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    05-23-2012 09:56 AM
  4. speedtouch's Avatar
    I hope the push is working. Sadly, I have still not seen a WP7 device in the wild. Never.
    05-23-2012 09:56 AM
  5. J4rrod's Avatar
    Really, Speedtouch? Since its launch, I've seen about 7-8. Every single one has been the OG Focus lol. No Lumia 900s yet. Oh, but once I could've swore this girl has a L800, and this was before you could purchase them here in America. I'm not 100% it was one, but the camera bezel looked like it.

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    05-23-2012 10:18 AM
  6. speedtouch's Avatar
    Yep, really. You'd think being in a major US city I'd see them every now and then. But I haven't, and on top of that all of the attendees of the STL WP7 Meetup have not seen any WP7 devices in the wild. Crazy! I know, because I ask them at every meetup.
    05-23-2012 10:20 AM
  7. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I got a son a OG Titan last time they were for sale for $.01 he told me 3 of his friends went out and got Titans this week. He also says that there are a lot of L900 in his High School. That's the group Microsoft needs to win the younger future consumers.
    05-23-2012 10:22 AM
  8. Jrexxx's Avatar
    Love how the forums here include people who have kids as well school and university students! ^^
    05-23-2012 10:53 AM
  9. ninjaap's Avatar
    I was at my cousin's birthday party and we all pulled out our phones when it came time for the birthday girl to blow out the candles. Before we started to sing, she noticed my Cyan 900 and asked if that's the non-beta phone? Everyone looks at my phone and started asking me questions and a few claimed that they wanted to get the phone, but are still under contract and would switch to ATT as soon as they're out.
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    05-23-2012 11:07 AM
  10. Los's Avatar
    Yea one of my little cousins who's only about 13 noticed my phone. He said, " Is that the new 900 with windows? ". He didn't really know the name but he knew what it was. It's good to see that people are starting to be aware of Windows Phone. I said it before, they just have to keep pushing it, keep making commercials. It doesn't matter if they are good or not. As long as people keep seeing it they will know what it is
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    05-23-2012 12:39 PM
  11. Los's Avatar
    Yep, really. You'd think being in a major US city I'd see them every now and then. But I haven't, and on top of that all of the attendees of the STL WP7 Meetup have not seen any WP7 devices in the wild. Crazy! I know, because I ask them at every meetup.
    Wait! maybe you have! most of them just look like android phones cause we all know OEM's weren't exactly being original. Lol

    Anyway, jokes aside, I haven't seen any Windows Phone in the wild either. Maybe I'll see a Lumia 900 which is easier to tell apart from the rest
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    05-23-2012 12:44 PM
  12. havox22's Avatar
    I seen two radars at school, my mom and my friend have WPs...nobody has asked me about my 900, i had somebody ask how I like my arrive and windows phone about a year ago tho
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    05-23-2012 12:52 PM
  13. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    I haven't seen any in the wild either, and I am in MS land.
    05-23-2012 12:55 PM
  14. axispraxis's Avatar
    they're hidden in plain site. ;)
    05-23-2012 12:59 PM
  15. Major's Avatar
    I always get asked about my Titan. People seem to be drawn to the huge screen.
    05-23-2012 01:14 PM
  16. Luminatic's Avatar
    I've never, ever seen another windows phone in the wild except my own. Switzerland is deep, deep apple territory, though. I've read somewhere that Switzerland has one of the highest iOS user ratio worldwide.

    My Lumia 800 gets recognized, though. Just today at work, a colleague walked past my desk, when she suddenly stopped, staring at my new Lumia. "That's the new Nokia Lumia", she said. I nodded. "Awesome", she said then. I have shy hopes she gets one once she decide to get a smartphone. She's one of those persons who hates having something that everybody else has.

    Yesterday, I showed my new phone to another friend, and she asked: "Why didn't you get an iPhone?" "Why should I? I can do everything I want with this phone. I evaluated properly and the outcome was the Lumia." (the iPhone was, according to my evaulation, second place, but I just can't bring myself to get someting with an apple on it.)

    She was quiet for a while. Later in the evening, we got into a discussion about how women tend to just follow the lemmings, decide for whatever is presented to her or what people around her (or partners) are buying That's how she has always decided for jobs, but has found out that this lead her into the wrong track .. she's beginning to understand that active, well-thought-about choice is better for her.
    When she was telling that, I thought that I had done the same thing on a smaller scale by choosing my HTC wildfire last year. Some colleagues had it and I thought therefore it couldn't be bad.
    I told my friend about this, and she slowly nodded, seeing the similarity.
    05-23-2012 01:58 PM
  17. undisputed n00b's Avatar
    I have seen 1 focus in the wild and a couple of weeks ago a guy sitting next to me on the subway had a 710. When I was still in high school, a friend of mine found a focus in a desk. People have been noticing my Lumia 900 in school. If we are doing group work and I pull out my phone they would say "Hey thats the phone from the smartphone beta test commercials" and everybody who I have ever let hold the phone loves the way it feels.
    05-23-2012 03:50 PM
  18. cluberti's Avatar
    Went to a customer site last week and saw two cyan 900s, and I've seen a few on the subway here as well (saw a magenta cover on what appeared to be a white L900 yesterday, which was pretty cool looking as well). Prior to this, I only ever saw the v1 Focus, and really only ever with MS employees.
    Last edited by cluberti; 05-23-2012 at 08:22 PM.
    05-23-2012 08:16 PM
  19. anotherhawkeye's Avatar
    I have seen a total of 4 devices in the wild. But I have the only wp in my office of 35.
    05-23-2012 08:20 PM
  20. rdubmu's Avatar
    I have seen a bunch. It actually made me smile when I see posted from Windows Phone on my Facebook Feed when I got my HD7 in late 2010. I have seen a lot of the Original Focus, The surround, the Titan, and Lumias are everywhere. I live and work in the Bellevue, WA Metro Area (near redmond) so it is microsoftland,

    If you live or work in the Seattle area and have not seen a windowsphone, my guess you live just east of NorthBend in a cave. :)
    05-23-2012 09:06 PM
  21. baseballbert's Avatar
    I saw a cyan 900 at a bike festival and an event at our fitness place, but that's it so far. People always want to play with mine when they see it though. They love the people centric focus and now easy it is to contact someone.
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    05-23-2012 09:58 PM
  22. scottcraft's Avatar
    The only one I've seen beside mine is a Focus a cousin has. Hopefully that will change pretty soon.
    05-23-2012 10:10 PM
  23. jimski's Avatar
    This is why I slipped a cyan gel case over my black L900. Doing my part to help with the marketing plan. No inquiries yet, but have had a few doubletakes.

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    05-23-2012 10:52 PM
  24. Fiann's Avatar
    I've only seen one actual Windows Phone in the wild, unfortunately, a Focus S. I have hopes though. My oldest is starting high school next year and has my old Titan. He likes showing it off so hopefully he can win over a few.
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    05-23-2012 11:06 PM
  25. Jeff Kibuule's Avatar
    I think the best thing Nokia ever did was release the phone in cyan. It's such a striking color that it's sure to get noticed.
    05-23-2012 11:59 PM
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