04-07-2013, 04:13 PM #4
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U.S. has a weird love/hate with MS products. I think it will never gain much in the US.
Fortunately the world isn't only the United States, slowly MS is realizing that. But they have to move faster!
WP8 can have a great success in countries like Russia and other Eastern European countries, Brazil, China, India, then maybe Western Europe.
Here in Italy wp marketshare is > 10% (mainly thanks to Nokia). I have seen quite a few people with a Lumia device, from a 14yo school girl, up to a 50ish woman. Unfortunately for people from 20 up to 40 yo it will be never so cool as an iphone
- 04-07-2013, 05:29 PM #7
Erickson you notice around your area the adoption of Wp? Here in jerz/nyc I see more and more winphones, however slow to adopt.. Weird, however when I was out West I observed many people had winphones and I did see more proactive advertising there, more so than here in the East.
- 04-07-2013, 05:33 PM #9
It has to do with the mentality associated with iPhone's and popular android devices. At my high school, iPhone's and Galaxy devices are king. I've seen one person with a WP. A while ago, I was talking with some friends and one of them said (we were talking about track [lol, we got wayyyy off the original topic] and it lead to a person we know who had recently gotten a WP); "Lol, what? He uses a Windows Phone? Why not just get an iPhone?". And it hit me; most of the phone trends of what phones will, and won't sell are based on what there friends get and buy. Since he had an iPhone, he didn't understand why anyone would want anything else. But I think there's more to it than that. People are afraid of change, and leaving what they know. Especially if it is going to cost them $200 on a contract.
Those that do take the jump, are normally either trend starters or the adventurous ones.
Just my 2¢.
- 04-07-2013, 05:43 PM #11
Cameradork, I c your point and its valid.. Some folks like to tinker, however the majority of people have things going on in their lives so at the end of a business day the last thing one wants is to tinker or configure, I fall somewhere in the middle I just want it to work and the WP is on its way there..
- 04-07-2013, 06:10 PM #14
I chose WP -- for whatever reason: device design, compatibility, fresh and individual UI experience. Until Thursday I was using webOS and there isn’t another mobile OS (out at the moment) which could compete against it in means of multi-tasking and intuitiveness.
I knew the capabilities of WP and therefore if it fits my needs BEFORE I bought my 8X. If people don't bother about this, I don't know what to call them -- I call myself an individualist.
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04-07-2013, 06:18 PM #15
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I'll tell you my storey, I'm 29 and live in central New York. I had been using android since cup cake, and my sprint contract was about to be up. I had for months been looking for a new phone to upgrade to. So when black Friday hit, I got myself a gs3. I had it for a week, and I liked it at first, but because of the network and constant roaming I returned the phone and jumped ship to Verizon. While at Verizon I had a note 2, the network was good, but I was constantly worried about my data cap. So I played with the note 2 for 10 days, and after an error with my pay check I returned the phone. Now at this point I had known about NL 920 since its announcement and had wanted one. I was just worried that there would be no apps for the os, and I would be wasting my money. Well after fixing the error with my paycheck, I just bit the bullet and got the NL920. I went through 2 high end android phones, and was not fully happy with either. I love my NL920, I can't say enough about it. I don't think I will ever go back to android, and I've talked my mother in law into switching.
04-07-2013, 06:34 PM #16
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04-07-2013, 06:41 PM #17
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04-07-2013, 06:44 PM #18
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Heaven knows I'm not a "geek". I don't know code, hacking, or what NT or anything else like that. I cam easily use a computer, but that's it.
Now, I have unlocked my old Imagio running CE, and rooted my old TB running android. But only with a ton of help.
With that said, I can honestly say if they develop a way to give us rights on this phone, I WON'T be using it!
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- 04-07-2013, 09:24 PM #21
I'm from portugal, 22yo and i love winphone, i'm an apple addicted, i had all iPhone's generation, i have a macbook, an imac an ipad an ipod and so on, but winphone is brilliant! I like Windows RT too, but i can't use windows desktop, i just prefeer mac osx on laptops.
- 04-07-2013, 10:11 PM #22
Where I live, there are several reasons: crazy low-end Android phones (they're better than your Windows Phone hurr durr), iPhones (iPhones are the best phones evah hurr durr), and the name "Windows" (Windows is s*** hurr durr).
- 04-08-2013, 06:39 AM #24
More and more I'm seeing my (definitely non-geek) Facebook friends post "from Windows Phone." A few months ago, in Ikea, I seen two older ladies, both with HTC Titan II's. Two days ago I hears that all-too-unique Nokia email sound in a restaurant. I see what you're saying but it is changing.
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