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It's actually odd to hear that US Carrier reps are having a hard time selling the phone. I went to the mall yesterday and visited the big 3 Canadian carriers, Rogers, Bell, and Telus and all of them loved the Windows Phone 7. For the record only Rogers has the Lumia 900 so Bell and Telus are still selling the "older" Windows Phones which are still being sold as equals to iPhone, Android, and BB in different areas.
A quick summary of all 4 platforms and how they're advertised in Ontario bu the big 3.
iPhone:
- General use
- First Smart Phone

The iPhone was not the first smartphone. Not by a longshot.

Sorry, I meant that the carrier reps were advertising the iPhone the best option for people that are new to smart phones.
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The big European carriers are calling the shots: They are not amused by WP7.

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I am just not a fan of the live tiles. They function very well, but it just makes the OS look cartoonish. When I think of a smart phone interface, I think of a small/light versions of a PC OS.


I hope WP does succeed, and we get another competitor in the market. Competition is good. Maybe it will push apple to give up on their silly lawsuits, and work on updating their OS instead. thumb.gif
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The big European carriers are calling the shots: They are not amused by WP7.
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That is such a cop-out.
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I am just not a fan of the live tiles. They function very well, but it just makes the OS look cartoonish. When I think of a smart phone interface, I think of a small/light versions of a PC OS.
I hope WP does succeed, and we get another competitor in the market. Competition is good. Maybe it will push apple to give up on their silly lawsuits, and work on updating their OS instead. thumb.gif

And here is where we differ. I don't want a PC in my pocket. I want a phone and mobile device. I don't want to have to sit down to use my phone. I want it to be fast and efficient. My iPhone was nice but it was more of an iPod that can run apps with a phone attached than a phone with an iPod and App capabilities. Windows Phone for me is the opposite. I have a phone that can do some other things I use like edit Office documents, Email, and social media but it's first and foremost a phone/messaging device. I like that.
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I don't know about now with WP app stores. But back in my HTC HD 2 days it had minimal apps in windows market place. Apps were either irrelevant or suffered from incompatibility with HD 2's huge screen or cause the phone to freeze. That did WP for me there and then.

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And here is where we differ. I don't want a PC in my pocket. I want a phone and mobile device. I don't want to have to sit down to use my phone. I want it to be fast and efficient. My iPhone was nice but it was more of an iPod that can run apps with a phone attached than a phone with an iPod and App capabilities. Windows Phone for me is the opposite. I have a phone that can do some other things I use like edit Office documents, Email, and social media but it's first and foremost a phone/messaging device. I like that.

And here is where we differ as well. I love power and control over any device I want, and only Android does that. I can make it as easy as WP7 and iOS when glancing for information, or as robust as a Windows machine by making use of its file management and low-level system editing. tongue.gif

Microsoft immensely dropped the ball by trying to compete with iOS and Android in its "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenges and targeting the wrong demographic; it shouldn't go against established users of the Apple ecosystem, nor try to persuade power users invested in the Android platform. What it should have done in the beginning is to heavily market its supposed advantages of social media integration and ease of use to prospective smartphone buyers and ex-dumbphone users. That's MS' best chance of carving a niche for itself.
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And here is where we differ as well. I love power and control over any device I want, and only Android does that. I can make it as easy as WP7 and iOS when glancing for information, or as robust as a Windows machine by making use of its file management and low-level system editing. tongue.gif

I used to be like that, rooting ROMs, editing registry, compiling my own builds. etc. till I tried Windows Phone

Now I just enjoy "being", technology should make your life easier so you can focus on more important things in your life smile.gif
Edited by Kauke - 4/17/12 at 9:19am
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I used to be like that, rooting ROMs, editing registry, compiling my own builds. etc. till I tried Windows Phone
Now I just enjoy "being", technology should make your life easier, not vice versa

Same with Linux. Fun for 30 minutes and then you go back to Windows because you shouldn't need to spend 4 hours just to change the time zone.
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ive sold more lumia 900s than driod and apple combined since the 19ths i think there doing fine but that might be because there free until the 22nd
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Same with Linux. Fun for 30 minutes and then you go back to Windows because you shouldn't need to spend 4 hours just to change the time zone.

I thought this was an unfounded misinformation about Linux? I know the OS is more tweakable, but not necessarily complicated and difficult for the average user.
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