- 08-04-2011, 04:34 PM #2
Love the phone. I'm kinda worried that Verizon isn't really gonna support WP7 though. They seem very uninterested. The lack of display phones and negative selling on the phone has me worried. Especially when you walk in knowing what you want and they basically look at you like your stupid. Not to mention asking you why would you want that when there is the iPhone and android phones. But overall i love the device and really hope to see Verizon do some kinda phone blitz for WP7 like they did after the Motorola Droid came out for android. If Verizon gets behind WP7 even half of how they are with android I won't worry at all. Next step is waiting until I see a 4g front facing camera windows phone on Verizon with a solid hardware build. Here's to crossing our fingers and hoping that Verizon doesn't dismiss WP7 cause after Mango if the marketing is done right this will be right in line with android and the iphone in terms of sales atleast it should be. The thing in stores that is hurting the phone is first the impression everyone has for Windows Mobile. A guy at work asked what OS does my phone have and when I told him he said "Oh man I'm sorry". I explained that it wasn't the old Windows mobile but a completely new OS by Microsoft. Once I showed him a couple features and how smooth it was he was pretty impressed. So if the displays in the stores are better placed and not in some corner like Verizon wants to hide it then I really think people would consider using the OS. That and also having employee's that know that WP7 is not WM. I honestly think if a sales associate would basically walk a person through all 4 operating systems (iOS, WP7, Android, webos) that you would have a ton more people choosing WP7 then what there are currently. I have hardly heard anyone complain about the OS. Way to much bias people in the store. But i guess your gonna get that everywhere. Key thing is let the consumer see all there options then let them decide instead of pushing your (not meaning you Vet) biased opinion on a certain operating system. Only saying from personal experience. The only thing after Mango that i see it lacks is a good native Turn by Turn navigation. Everything else I would put head to head with Google and Apple. Sorry for the ramble tho.
Last edited by JAStark27; 08-04-2011 at 05:02 PM.
08-04-2011, 07:09 PM #4
- 502 Posts
Hay Wireless Vet,
My sister and Brother are loving the torphy and are very happy with it but
I agree what is your take on verizon and WP?
are they going to start pushing Mango devices ? are they going to carry 3 to 5 WP's
or is this some kind of tiral..
I'm sure you dont know exactly what they are doing at the top but what is your thoughts ... do you see top verizon people using a trophy ?
- 08-04-2011, 09:30 PM #5
Seems to me that Verizon pushes Android more just due to the fact they make more money off of it because they can load more things on it its refreshing to get a device that isn't loaded with crap that I won't use. One of the reasons I'm loving WP right now I don't have to worry about rooting my device to get rid of trial apps and junk
08-04-2011, 11:08 PM #6
- 83 Posts
A good friend of mine got a Thunderbolt a few weeks before I got my Trophy. He kept going on and on about how cool it was (he had an iPhone 4 previously). I went to visit him recently and we talked about each others phones. He now HATES his and calls it complete crap and I'm still enjoying mine greatly (except for the battery life, which isn't awful but not great either).
I just got back from this 2 week trip and now am a FIRM believer in the usefulness of smartphones. This thing was INVALUABLE. From using My Trips to manage the itiniery to working Bing maps like a pro to scouting for local food and stores (again using Bing) to having to make huge changes to my trip using the Kayak app to watching movies purchased from Zune to using SYNC in my rented Ford Fusion to talk and play music while I commuted to watching TV shows on Netflix to gaming on XBL (finished Ilo Milo!) to taking pics at Epcot and having them automatically upload for sharing on Skydrive to on and on and on.
Mango will complete this for me, though. My only real disappointment is the camera being kinda crappy and the short battery life (or maybe I'm just too much of a power user noob). Overall I'm quite pleased.
- 08-05-2011, 04:18 PM #7
08-08-2011, 06:49 AM #9
- 297 Posts
Microsoft has a winner here if they can just get people to try it and more cell phone salesmen to push it.
On another note, its too bad Verizon doesnt have more of a wp7 selection - the only phone I would have preferred is the AT&T exclusive Samsung Focus which uses the same OS but has a better screen & camera. Not that the screen and camera on this phone are bad, but the Focus is better. Still, I'd rather have this phone than a droid or iphone regardless of screen/camera; the core functionality is most important, and this phone is a notch above other types in this area IMO.
- 08-08-2011, 04:22 PM #10
08-09-2011, 07:39 PM #12
- 20 Posts
It's been a while, my experience with the phone has been great. I had a small issue at the verizon store, the salesman didn't push other phones to much, but I think I remember being shown and being asked about other phones. I ended up buying one on Amazon cause it was cheaper. My only issue was the MSN messanger app was horrible in my opinion. I am now using the Mango beta 2 with messenger built in, and I really enjoy this phone alot. After seeing people I work with have the 4g battery drain, I think 3g is enough. I don't use high speed internet on the phone much. Although, I should probably state that the My Verizon app is odd. I got the phone before the teired internet started, so I don't need to worry. Yet I noticed that you should have it set to use wifi to keep data usage down, but the My Verizon app does not allow itself to be used if Wifi is enabled. I don't use the app much, because I have unlimited data, and after moving to the US from Japan, I use e-mail on my phone more than calling, because I am use to it (thats pretty much common in Japan). Others who don't have unlimited data might want the app to work with Wifi on though.