08-26-2014 10:47 AM
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  1. colinkiama's Avatar
    Despite the Windows Phone Ads appearing in the UK in 2012. I didn't really find out about the platform until October 2013 when I was looking on the internet for a new phone. I was surprised when I found out there was a windows mobile released over a decade ago and there were windows phone 7 phones available since 2010! I really thought the only phones were androids and iPhones. Look at me now on a forum for windows phone.

    Basically, post here when you found out about this windows platform and how you found out about it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who didn't know there were windows phones in 2010.
    Guytronic and Dazzi like this.
    08-05-2014 07:43 PM
  2. spaulagain's Avatar
    I've been on WP since the launch of WP7. I found out about it when Microsoft first announced but had been intrigued by what MS was doing after using a Zune and using Zune Desktop app to manage my music. I had always used Windows, but I could tell MS was on to something so I was pretty excited yet expecting something when they launched WP7.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-05-2014 07:56 PM
  3. Ashalinia's Avatar
    I heard a radio ad for WP 7.5 a long time ago and I wasn't really all that interested (I had a flip phone at the time.) One day I decided it was time for me to get a smartphone and that ad came back to me in my head, so I did some research and ordered the Lumia 710.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-05-2014 08:04 PM
  4. roni09riku's Avatar
    Last year, around January, my parents asked me what I wanted for my birthday and graduation (they're a few days apart) which will be in 2 months time and I was thinking of upgrading my phone. I was using a really beat up N73 that time, and I decided I should get a proper smartphone. Not wanting to leave Nokia (the durability and reliability of Nokia phones are really remarkable), I searched the net and found out that they've been making Windows Phones. A few weeks later my aunt bought a Lumia 610 and I thought it was a perfect time to test it. I tried it and found it very comfortable to use. I looked for the best one I can get with my budget, so that's how I ended up with my Lumia 900. And for my birthday this year, I got a Lumia 1520 as an upgrade again. lol
    xandros9, Guytronic and DennisvdG like this.
    08-05-2014 08:15 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    When did you find out about Windows Phone and how?
    September 2013 surfing Amazon for a phone I noticed the 521 with decent reviews and a low price
    If that hadn't of happened I'd be on an Android phone defending my choice on another forum...

    It's about cost in relation to benefit for me.
    This is why I will never bow to the latest and greatest on any platform.
    08-05-2014 08:20 PM
  6. SteveSAPA's Avatar
    Up until January this year i had no idea there was a windows phone. It wasn't until i bought a surface pro 2 & i really liked it & found out about the wp on the surface forum. Im glad i did.
    Guytronic and colinkiama like this.
    08-05-2014 08:21 PM
  7. jaylani_jasman23's Avatar
    I don't know anything about windows phone. I buy my phone because its Nokia. I love Nokia design and product quality
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    08-05-2014 08:24 PM
  8. aa125690's Avatar
    Ever since I owned an O Xda Atom Life, (as my first phone too,) I have been well aware of the progress of Microsoft's mobile OS. I decided to leave for a while when I heard about WM7 being dropped and the reinvention of WP7, but eventually decided to come back through the Lumia 520. With the big progress Microsoft has made since WP8.1, I do not regret coming back, knowing that there will be more ahead.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-05-2014 08:31 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't remember, I guess it was always there somewhere in the background while I had my iOS and Palm OS adventures. (I remember theming my iPod to mimic the WP7.0 start screen, looked great, just used a lot of RAM.)\
    Probably just from my usual frequenting of tech sites, I was always at treocentral, precentral though, and not wmexperts at the time.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-05-2014 08:39 PM
  10. vakama94's Avatar
    I found out about Windows Phone when Telcel started advertising the LG Optimus 7 here in Mexico. I think I also saw the announcement on other sites and I was pretty excited to see how the phones worked and when I had the opportunity I used the Optimus 7 and came impressed because it was really fast compared to the BlackBerry I had.
    08-06-2014 12:25 AM
  11. MAHER_Central's Avatar
    I was watching NCIS Los Angeles ;)
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    08-06-2014 11:34 AM
  12. Wam1q's Avatar
    I came to know about WP when I first saw a TV ad for the Lumia 800...
    08-06-2014 11:38 AM
  13. kumar_rajan5000's Avatar
    I came to know when I first show windows phone 7 in my friends hand. I got fan of that. Then after the launch of wp8 with Lumia 520 . It's advertisement entered my mind and I got fascinated with it and I bought that last year. And from then I never regretted.
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    08-06-2014 11:46 AM
  14. Hi Fadia's Avatar
    Through my brother
    He bought a Samsung Ativ S for himself and my aunt, I liked it so I asked my dad to get me one after my Nokia n97 stopped working
    08-06-2014 11:48 AM
  15. Ashwin J Pillai's Avatar
    I knew about it when 800 was released in India and almost bought a 510 when my dad said a straight no for it and later my friend brought a 620 and was happy with the interface and then I brought a 520 for my graduation and now regretting that I should have brought a 720 and enjoying the envy of Android users.....
    08-06-2014 11:51 AM
  16. aryan21b's Avatar
    I knew when 7.5 mango version of Windows phone was released in India
    08-06-2014 11:59 AM
  17. anon(8921886)'s Avatar
    I was searching at Wikipedia about Microsoft. In the history part was a bit about Windows mobile. I was reading further about Windows mobile and came to know about Windows phone.

    I started watching videos about it, collected screenshots, read more about it.

    At this time, I had a Samsung galaxy Y. I absolute hated it. It was slow, Android was horrible.

    I always loved Nokia, so I bought my Nokia Lumia 520.
    08-06-2014 12:25 PM
  18. ssapre's Avatar
    Was due for a new handset, was almost on the steps of getting a new HTC device and then saw the Windows Phones coming out. I got 710, upgraded later and now on Icon.
    08-06-2014 02:10 PM
  19. colinkiama's Avatar
    I was searching at Wikipedia about Microsoft. In the history part was a bit about Windows mobile. I was reading further about Windows mobile and came to know about Windows phone.

    I started watching videos about it, collected screenshots, read more about it.

    At this time, I had a Samsung galaxy Y. I absolute hated it. It was slow, Android was horrible.

    I always loved Nokia, so I bought my Nokia Lumia 520.
    I know your pain, I'm using a galaxy y now to replace my 620. It's absolutely terrible.
    08-07-2014 05:00 AM
  20. SAM 77's Avatar
    I held out for a long time waiting for something different to Android and Iphone. I knew of WP 7 but there were too many basic features missing for me to consider it.
    When WP8 came out it was pretty easy to make a choice and I chose a 820. In hindsight I should have picked up a 920 or waited a lil longer for the 925 but I have no regrets with my current phone. Its been durable and easy to repair and am really satisfied with how WP8 has evolved over the time period I have been using it.
    I do miss not having an official app for Formula 1 but hopefully next year us WP F1 fans will not miss out.
    08-07-2014 05:12 AM
  21. theefman's Avatar
    08-07-2014 05:16 AM
  22. Dr_8820's Avatar
    I bought a Treo 700WX in 2007, and have been using Windows every since.
    08-09-2014 05:43 AM
  23. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Oddly enough, I found out about it while reading Reader's Digest, of all things. I read about it in an article detailing the "Burning Platforms" announcement.

    Then, I learnt of the Lumia 800, and the rest is history.
    08-09-2014 06:02 AM
  24. Mellifluous's Avatar
    My Blackberry Curve was having all sorts of problems so I decided it was time for a new phone.

    After looking at all the options available for my budget, I liked the look of Windows Phone. Although very cheap it looked very robust and on a par with iPhone in terms of what it was aiming for. I was sold and got a Lumia 710. I'm now on a 1020.
    08-09-2014 06:15 AM
  25. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I honestly don't quite remember lol, I think it was right after 7,5 was released and I was looking for a phone on the internet. I have no idea why I chose the wp but I did, so first I got the L800. I freaking loved the design :).

    Then I got the L920 when it launched here in Holland a couple months later than the rest of Europe, I fell in love with the new start screen and it made me realize how weird and unnecessary the gutter actually was lol.

    And now a couple days ago I got the L930 because my mom was able to renew her contract with a free phone, she doesn't actually care about phones though so she gladly let me gave me the phone. (she is using my old 800 btw). Now my 930 does have a couple issues like the purple tint which I hope they fix soon. I love the design though, and the build quality is top notch as usual :).
    08-09-2014 06:21 AM
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