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post #21 of 60
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Nokia does indeed have two new phones coming out, but that isn't enough as marketing for them is poor. While hardware specs are great on them, few average people care about them. And no, Metro is garbage. it looks tacky, feels tacky, and it should be removable. It may work great say, on a media center, but it's not great for apps, multitasking, or getting to and from places easily. I will not use it in Windows 8 (if I even upgrade from 7) and I certainly don't want it on a phone.
-False. Not everyone who tries Metro likes it (that's about the largest exaggeration I've ever seen). I hate it. And most people don't like it either. Hence the poor sales of Windows Phone 7. If I liked it I would have bought a Windows 7 phone, but, I don't. I'd rather go back to using an old Symbian OS phone than use Windows Phone 7. And the feeling certainly isn't uncommon among the average populace.
Again, I didn't say EVERYON (you did), I said most. Which is true. Just read the comments here on OCN and other tech forums, a good majority of people don't like it. Or go sit in at a phone store for a day. Most people walk away from WP7 devices to either iOS or Android.


Metro UI is really nice, picked up a wp7 phone today for my brother a 710, really nice and simple phone. Simple UI, faster than androids for sure in terms of smoothness. ( Im an android guy/dev so I still like android much more) but WP7 is a smooth phone for sure.

And LOL no you wouldn't use Symbian over wp7....whats with people and copy and paste? i have it on my phone and rarely use it. ( Although when i do its nice to have but not a major feature like everyone says it is)


I wouldn't really use OCN as a place to judge phone sales....
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I think the main problem lies with the fact that there hasn't been any marketing, and microsoft in their usual device stupidity hasn't pushed to get going outside of the US. Few carriers have it here, and the devices they have suck for the most part.
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I think the main problem lies with the fact that there hasn't been any marketing, and microsoft in their usual device stupidity hasn't pushed to get going outside of the US. Few carriers have it here, and the devices they have suck for the most part.

Over here, all phones are sold unlocked, so we don't have that problem (ofcourse that results in exuberantly high phone prices). You just go to the shop, say "I want phone xyz", pop your old SIM card in it and you're good to go biggrin.gif

I agree with you on the marketing thing though. As of yet, I have literally seen zero marketing for WP7 here in Belgium
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"Buy one now or we'll shoot you in the face!"

I don't think it will work very well though laugher.gif
    
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post #25 of 60
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

First, Get rid of Metro. 95% of people don't like it, don't want it, and thus, won't buy your phone.
Second; Get better devices.
Third: More features. Took you what, 6-7 months just to incorporate copy/paste?
Fourth: Give users an experience they can't get on either iOS or Android. Make apps seamless, provide more customizable front ends and options.
Fifth: profit.

Metro IS Windows Phone. They're literally one and the same. If you don't like it, don't get the Windows Phone.

This is about marketing, not about what would need to change so that you would personally buy one. Oh, and by the way, 95% of people DO like metro on their windows phone, DO want it, and thus, will keep using their windows phone. The problem is the people who haven't used it before; thus, marketing. So stop spewing your anecdotal "no one likes it" crap that is not true at all and, frankly, should embarrass you because of how ignorant it is. You're in the minority here, and Microsoft couldn't give a damn about appealing to the minority at this point. Good move on their part, because metro is literally the only reason they've managed to capture the meager 1% share they currently have.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/technology/microsoft-defying-image-has-a-design-gem-in-windows-phone.html?pagewanted=all

Article provided to differentiate my sourcing from your anecdotal evidence.
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biggest problem with wp7 is that the hardware is very far behind. in terms of hw superiority it goes like this android>iphone>wp7>blackberry. market your os but it wont get much attention if the phones are crap with snapdragon s1s and wvga screens.
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Seeing how they are planing on spending 200 million on marketing why not just give a large number of phones away? Link

$200M / ~$400 a phone shipped = 500,000 phones. Put up a website where people can submit a video (Or something similar) telling Microsoft what they like / don't like about Windows phone 7.5, and they'll be entered to win a free one for a carrier of their choice. Boom huge free media blitz from the conventional news + 500k more users to add to their user base. Heck even giving away 250k phones would have the same effect and they could save some coin. thumb.gif
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Over here, all phones are sold unlocked, so we don't have that problem (ofcourse that results in exuberantly high phone prices). You just go to the shop, say "I want phone xyz", pop your old SIM card in it and you're good to go biggrin.gif
I agree with you on the marketing thing though. As of yet, I have literally seen zero marketing for WP7 here in Belgium

Canada is a horrible country for telecommunications of all kinds, so it doesn't work like that here frown.gif
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post #29 of 60
Don't make adds and commercials corny, make them cool!
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Love my HTC Titan, get the info im searching for, get going. No need to keep the phone in front of my face longer than needed. Simplicity, is where it wins. Not as customizable like the others, but this isn't what MS is shooting for.

Lastly, WP is a people first phone. It is about social networking, as that is what a phone was first for to begin with, it just expands it to larger parts on the internet and not just telecom. Simplifying the path to get to contacting people, is what MS is getting done right.
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