AT&T bolsters Lumia 900 on its homepage
Last week AT&T’s Jeff Bradley boldly proclaimed that the Lumia 900 launch will the biggest in AT&T history, even surpassing the cost of the prior five iPhone launches. That being said, the success of this handset could very well lie in the hands of sales reps at retail stores nationwide.
One criticism from Windows Phone fans has been that sales people, both in AT&T stores and other retailers such as Best Buy, don’t know all that much about Windows Phone and tend to not recommend the platform. Hopefully, AT&T didn’t just invest all of its marking money into glitz and graphics and put a large chuck of it where it needs it the most – its sales people. We’ll find out soon, but based on pre-order sales, it looks like they are headed in the right direction.
source: AT&T via WMPoweruser
1. networkdood (Posts: 5237; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, Nokia is still a popular name, especially with the folks wanting a 'normal' phone. Should be a good starter smartphone for the older folks.
3. xtroid2k (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
You truely have not used windows phone if you think this is a starter smart phone.
5. CannedKarma (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
I believe the comment was looking more at the user friendliness of Windows Phone compared to platforms like Android. In that respect, it is an excellent starter smartphone.
6. networkdood (Posts: 5237; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
@CK - yes it was...
@xtroid2k - so, having a CINGULAR 8125 and a TILT I do not count, right?
8. Penny (Posts: 951; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
On the point of whether or not your previous devices count, let me just say that I used to have Windows Mobile 6.x devices. I now have a Windows Phone 7 device. There is a world of difference between the two; WP7 is a new OS from the ground up.
That being said, WP7 is indeed a good smartphone for starters because of its simplicity and ease of use. Obviously it does much more than that, but that is the only point you were making.
9. xtroid2k (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
To expand on my thoughts.I agree that this is a great starter smartphone because of the UI however the power is there and must not be under estimated.
Comparing Windows Mobile to Windows Phone is not even worth argueing as Windows Mobile was a great OS if you new how to use it. I had a great experinece with my xv6800 from verizon. However Windows Phone is a whole different OS and is much better.!
11. lubba (Posts: 1309; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Wp7 is fit for everyone at every level. It is the easiest OS to use guaranteed! There is no need to meddle with options you don't know or understand or in fact unnecessary. Simplicity is the beauty of it. More beautiful is the implementation of live tiles and built in social media.
2. Mozarrt (Posts: 287; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
I hope it will be a succes, Nokia does deserve it once in a while.
4. Cyan3boN (Posts: 420; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
more sales=more apps with lesser price and free apps.
7. phonton (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)
Good to see some competition brewing!! we don't want "duopoly"
10. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
If I were to get a windows phone again, it would have to be from Nokia. The Samsung focus had too many problems. A Nokia windows phone with nokias new pureview camera would be a dream come true
12. Henrik (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
And they STILL can't get the "Windows Phone" name right. They write "Windows phone" with a small "p", which is a confusing term for consumers.
"I don't want Windows [the desktop version] in my phone!?"
ARE THESE CARRIERS EVEN IN THE PHONE GAME OR WHAT? I get so sick and tired of seeing that same spelling mistake, get your s**t together ffs. Show some class, you hobos.
13. akita256 (Posts: 79; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
Went to my local AT&T store today and they had a Lumina 900 that they let me check out. I've been excited about taking a look at the phone and giving it a try. In spite of what we've heard about the AT&T store reps being trained, the guy I talked to (who has been there a long time) didn't have a clue about how the phone worked. I played with it a while but, sadly, came away a bit disappointed and I'm not even sure why. I had at first thought I might buy the phone when it goes on sale on Sunday, but I don't think I will be interested in it. Guess I'll keep on looking for the next "greatest" phone.